Daily Affirmations
11/22/15 at 04:27 PM 2 Comments

The Good Ole Days Weren't Always Good

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Hindsight is NOT 20/20

The view from the window this morning is beautiful and if I didn't know better, I'd swear I could just go right out there and Frolic in the Winter Wonderland. Frolic is not a word synonymous with Winter is it? Frolicking it's the ideal that I belong on a beach somewhere, drinking a virgin pina colada, in a bikini with Merrill, not talking. I think back to last Summer, and remember the sand, the sunrise, the majesty of both vacations. The crystal blue sea of Destin Beach, the storms as they rolled inward from The Gulf to land, the boardwalk, the jogs down the strip. I also remember Daytona, the Spiritual rise of the pre-dawn sun, the introverts strolling down the beach, understanding for just a moment what it must have been like for Adam to walk hand-in-hand with God. Even as I think about both vacations it brings tears to my eyes. Sigh, the Good Ole Days Weren't Always Good.

My nostalgia is probably just the Erythropoietin talking, after all, when one has pneumonia, the kidney's stimulate the creation of the hormone so that our bodies can breath (Look it up friends). The truth is, If I'm being honest with you, I'd have to remember that Destin beach was hellishly hot, ridiculously crowded, and both boys burned like Jared's soul in Hades (too soon?). Daytona beach was a 60's casino poser, abandoned like Chernobyl, waiting for the spirits of Sinatra and Martin to bring it back to glory. Straight outta Ocean's Eleven if you ask me, and to have beach front just sitting abandoned assailes my senses of Flipping AND FLOPPING. Sorry friends, I digressed. My point is that even though I look out the window and see the beauty of Winter, AND even though I'd rather be naked, swimming with the sharks, I have to remember that hindsight is NOT always 20/20. Sometimes it's downright blinding.

Every great ER visit begins with the phrase, "Hold my beer and watch this", followed by a close second, "What's the Worst that can happen?". We are romantics by nature. I don't judge. I do it too as I remember Merrill as that young, valiant stud I met 22 years ago, but I also keep forgetting that he was annoying too, and only had one quest in mind. At least now I get a "Simon Says" SAY before any nefarious activity takes place. As we take out the 2015 trash, and bring in the 2016 cans, we need to be very mindful that memories are faulty, Grace is limited. We must be very careful to remember friends, that we tend make a bad situation worse, but not giving it the credit for being a bad situation. That boy who broke your heart, really WAS a jerk, and it REALLY was his fault. We have a vacation scheduled to Disney World next year summer. Florida in July...I mean, why not? I hear that after 1p, Disney is an amazing place to be. BTW, I know. I've been there 3 times. Disney is a hell hole, full of zombie like parents begging for death. I guess I've forgotten that little detail. Perhapes, I should think back to the days when Princess was 3, and all I wanted was a beer and a very cold pool. Sigh. Okay, gotta go. I feel like a taking stroll in this 17 degree tundra because it's just what my asthma/pneumonia needs to get better. Here, hold my beer and watch me run in it. After all, what's the worst that can happen? Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With you Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Sunday.

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