Friday, March 11, 2016
What Of Spilled Milk
"There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won't cure." - Dan Bennett
Short and sweet today...it is tax season and I have just recently completed this annual ritual. It is normally not too bad and I see it as just one of those things in life that needs to be done.
The days of being carefree and knowing my father would take care of it are long gone. I think back and forget at times just how good it was during that period of my life. Not too many things to worry about in those early days.
Life continues and we finish school, get a job, and buy a house. There are school loans to pay, maybe we start having kids, investments and things change. yes, life moves forward and it makes us wonder if all this is worth it.
Well it is.
Life does get better as we move forward and at the same time life seems to get more complicated. It is all part of the process of living. There is an idiom, "death and taxes are the only two guarantees in life." Maybe it is a good thing to just accept it now.
Resolve to know this and choose to live your life to its fullest.
I can not make taxes go away. I can not keep death from occurring. What I can do is live my life doing all those things which make it a great life. Connecting with other people, giving and making their lives great.
Doing so makes my life great.
I try not to sweat the small things or the things which are insignificant in the grand scheme of life. My suggestion to you is to not allow those things to get in the way and consume the greater parts of your life.
If you do not it will leave less time to enjoy what matters most; family, friends, love and being part of our time before death occurs. Don't get me wrong, earning money, raising children, taxes and all these things are important.
But know the little arguments we have with each other, the person cutting in line on the freeway or spilled milk are just things getting in the way of enjoying life.
Do not cry over these things.
Wipe up the broken pieces and move on. Forgive the other person or yourself and move on. Smile with grace and move on from the small things. Death and taxes might be inevitable, but so is a great life if you allow it into your world.
Stay inspired my friends!