5 Things I Know For Sure!

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Prompt for WEEK #8 (Feb 26) is — Five Things I Know For Sure

 

1) Boyfriends/Husbands/Lovers come and go, but friends will last forever.

As I got busy with my life and family, I took my friendships for granted.  I didn’t make time for my girlfriends (who were also busy i-wjNS9zz-Mwith their lives).  But when I was going through a difficult time in my life (separation and eventual divorce), my girl friends were my lifeline.  I reached out to friends who I hadn’t seen in years and they rallied around me.

I have learned to cherish my friendships and to make sure I nurture them.  I call, send cards, stay in touch via Facebook, and try to get together with two or more friends each month.  I plan to be a good friend for my friends when they need me.

 

2) What goes around comes around.

Call this Karma or the Golden Rule, but I believe in treating people how I would want to be treated.  I believe that eventually, what you do and say will come back to reward and/or punish you.  Sometimes the punishment may even come first, and then the bad behavior follows.  But in the cycle of life, what goes around comes around.

 

3) A good night’s sleep is imperative for a healthy life.

I have always been a little fanatical about sleep.  In high school, as I went to bed, I would calculate how much sleep I was going to get and would get very anxious if I wouldn’t have 8 hours to sleep.  (I still do this, but I don’t get as anxious and I strive for 7-7 1/2 hours).  When my kids were little, bedtime was sacrosanct.  You could say I was the “bedtime Nazi”!  7:00 on the dot we’d start the routine, shower, story, BED.  I was always amazed by people who let their kids stay up until 10 or 11!

I firmly believe that getting a good night’s sleep is vital for our physical, mental and emotional health, and it troubles me that our culture seems to devalue sleep in favor of long hours at work or in front of the TV.

 

4) Work Hard, Play Hard.

This has always been one of my life motto’s and I believe that in order to achieve balance in our lives, we must balance work and play and we must work and play to our utmost ability!

 

5) And to quote Mick Jagger,

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Love all of these!!!!!

  2. All of the above. My ranking order is Hope, Humour, Intellectual Honesty, Reliability and Perseverance…. exactly what I get from my friends and hopefully what they can expect from me. Apt that You Can’t Always Get What You Want only uses 3 Chords but through the song each is played in several different places on the fret board and evokes different emotions accordingly. If you look at our lists there’s a slightly different flavour to each if we are practising, receiving or observing

  3. Gosh…I loved all of these. Sleep as become more important to me!!!! Not sure if that says I’m old now or what………….. fun post with so much truth in it!

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  5. I so get this. The Karma thing I have seen in action so I do keep that in mind when I am about to do something I might not be proud of. A good nights sleep is something I work on. When I sleep through the night it’s like a precious gift to me. 🙂

    BTW: that Stones song is one of my favorites. 🙂

  6. Oh how I remember trying to stay up late as a child. Now a full night’s rest is precious. 🙂 I also agree with working hard and playing hard!

  7. Suzanne Fluhr (Boomeresque) says:

    I agree that sleep is important, but I have been a terrible sleeper my entire life. Chronic sleep deficit is bad news. Sigh. I’m glad your friends were there for you when you needed them.

  8. I can’t remember the last time I got eight hours of sleep a night. It’s been years though. I tend to get around six. No matter that time I go to bed, I still tend to wake up at 5:45 am even though it’s been a a couple of years since I had to get ready for work that early.

  9. I work hard and I play hard, but struggle with sleep. I just can’t shut off my mind. I am going to an acupuncturist for help. I envy those you can sleep

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