I came across this poster with a really nice account of a simple person’s life.
By simple, I mean someone that is not rich or famous, or even well off in
the higher middle class of people.
As a Christian, I like to say that this is the way I want to feel everyday.
I am like this most of the time now, but I would like to be like this all of
the time. With all of my medical problems, the first part is more or less
a given. It’s the bottom four lines I want to be like everyday.
Now I have to realize that this is not possible. If I am human, then there
is no way that I can be happy everyday. If a person never knows sadness
then there is no way that they can possibly know happiness. The most
they can ever know is sameness, or monotony. This would be a very hard
way to live. The only people that I have ever heard of that live the same
life day after day are commonly called hermits. They never go out or
spend time with other people. Nor do they ever see anything different.
Granted, I don’t have to be doing something every minute of every day,
but I do like to have fun and visit with friends. When I am alone, I spend
time crocheting, writing poetry, writing articles for my blogs, or simply
just doing introspection.
Looking at oneself introspectively is necessary for everybody to do
from time to time. It is commonly called self analysis. When doing
self analysis it is common to reflect on your strengths and your
weaknesses. You have to decide on how to turn your weaknesses
around and make them strengths and how to capitalize on your
When growing up I was always told that I should find what I liked
to do and could do well and then find a job doing that thing.
If you like the job you are doing, then going to work will not be
hard. It will be a joy to go to work. You will find yourself wishing
that you were at work even when you are off.
People may find it hard to believe, but the one job that I had
that I liked that way was being a security guard. I worked a
full time job at a bank, and thought that the bank job was the one
that I would love for the rest of my working years until I retired.
Unfortunately I found out that I was wrong.
There was one very important thing that I had been taught
while going to the Business College. I was taught to be
loyalty to the company that I worked for. That one fact kept
me at the same bank until I became disabled. But in the
meantime, I found a part time job as a security guard. Once
I started that job, I realized that I liked that job much better
than my full time job at the bank. Every weekend, I looked
forward to going to work at the security job. I worked from
twenty to thirty hours every weekend. That gave me a total
of sixty to seventy hours of work every week. It didn’t slow
me down at all. As a matter of fact, I almost became hyper.
Possibly what I really liked was wearing the uniform, and
having the respect that the uniform demanded. My
Step-Grandpa was a Policeman and I loved and
admired him tremendously. I couldn’t have been happier.
The point I am trying to make is to try to be happy with
yourself and your life and do self introspection along the
Try to find something to laugh about everyday. Like they say,
“Laughter is the best medicine.” It’s very hard to be sad when
you are laughing. Shucks, with all of my medical problems, I
find things about my problems to laugh about as often as I can.
When I am talking to other people about my medical problems,
they tell me that I am crazy and that my medical problems are
serious and shouldn’t be laughed at. I tell them that if I couldn’t
laugh at them then I would probably go crazy for sure, and then I
laugh at it.
I just hope that this post will help you to look inward and
find your strengths so that you can be happy.