“Dream as if you’ll live forever, Live as if you’ll die tomorrow” – James Dean
I watched our kids count up thier candy tomorrow and it can only warm a parent’s heart to hear them not fight and to see our oldest combine his candy with the younger child’s smaller batch and agree to share the candy evenly without even asking. You wonder if society would be better off if we left it up to the kids.
I’m not considered calendar wise to be a “Baby Boomer” but I’m just on the edge. They say as a whole that this generation will not do as well as their parents. I agree. I’m even more worried about my children’s generation. How will they succeed? How do we give them a chance? With the financial markets seeing one of the biggest drops in history, we are learning to guard our pennies yet enjoy life as best we can.
Back on the Adult Front, my wife is feeling better. We went to see the Material Girl (Madonna). I was so worried about her getting bumped into or jostled around. I was surprised to see her able to jump around and dance so freely. It was a good test event for getting out. She was still tired, but it felt good to be a couple again and to get out and feel like we haven’t lost a step. Psychologically, it was also a big move for me too. While we don’t always agree with her messages, there were some great personal messages. We didn’t take her messages although very political in that way. My wife told me afterwards that she saw the the message and took it personally:
- Get Up
- Time Is Now
- If you Wait it will be too late
- Your Choice
- Your World
- Your Life
Here is the link to the backgroung video of her concert. Please again ignore the political message and think about it as a Take Charge of Your Life message: MADONNA BACKGROUND VIDEO
I have to admit at looking back at it, it sure is inspirational….to all of you out there looking for a reason to get up and take action, I sure hope you all find that motivation. I am so glad my wife has found one for now.
Seamus Hughes said:
I agree that seeing kids work together and share can warm the heart. You have to wonder sometimes what happens when kids grow up and start running countries.
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all your posts. My wife was diagnosed three weeks ago with Stage I breast cancer and had surgery a weekand a half ago. I quickly turned to the Internet for some information and perspective and stumbled upon your posts. If you’ve ever stopped to wonder whether your time spending time blogging is making a different, let me assure you that it is.
Thanks for the help!!
Sorry…I meant “your time spent blogging”.
Thanks Neil and Seamus,
I’m glad you found my blogging of benefit to you. In the end, these writings are for my own kids as well as myself. Someday I’ll look back and read these with my children. I want them to know it is okay to express your emotions and to let them know that life is no be of roses, but that despite the many bumps in the road, determination and conviction can almost conquer all.