Friday, October 5, 2012

Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.

It will come as no surprise to those of you that know me that when I thought of this topic I was thinking of Lynn and her HD. Having it actually become a topic for discussion caused me to ponder the notion beyond that single event.

Essentially life is full of speed bumps. Nothing remains quite the same. Dealing with those speed bumps is the meat and potatoes (hmm - tofu & veggies ramana?) of the story that is our life. Everyone has dreams.  Some are even lucky enough to live those dreams. The HS jock made it all the way to the show.  He scored the winning goal, hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth in the seventh game of the World Series, wrote a blockbuster novel, broke a life-changing story.  Or not.  He met a girl along the way, they have 2 kids and 5 grandkids, or he gave up his scholarship, got married and started a different life. He became a copywriter, she became a nurse and is living out her dream with him.  Fate?  Randomness?  Or just stuff.  Stuff as in life.

life is after all what you make it.  Or make of it.

So keep on dealing with those changes and speed bumps. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward - taking the occasional sidestep or backstep as is necessary. But keep moving.

Music man - as Paul says - has only one song to offer today. It's from one of the most successful singers and songwriters on the planet - more popular today than ever and no hit records in decades.  He got it right....

Buffet's words to live by.  What do the other LBCers have to say oin the topic?  Check out Anu, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, ocdwriter, Padmum, PaulRamana The Old Fossil and Will.  

And what the hell - when life gives you lemons, the speedbumps are high, the changes fast and furious Jimmy offered another reasonable solution - so here's a second offering.  I lied -this is a blogger speedbump -

Happy Friday all.  Have a great weekend.


  1. Chuck despite more or less writing what I expected from you, it is still a great piece of writing. I can well imagine what must have been going through your mind as you were writing it as, had I decided to take the same route, I would have had similar thoughts.

  2. Damn - that means I'm boring.....

  3. Boring? No way man! I love the way you lift everything up with music. Yes. Life IS what you make of it.

  4. Yes, life is what you make of it. In my view, one of the purposes of human existence is to test us. God wants to know what we are "made of". He wants to see what we will do when the going gets rough. And in the process, we learn more than we ever could if there never were any "speed bumps". I'm facing some of my own that I will be writing about in the future. (Probably not until summer) I'm one tough cookie, so sometimes God has to throw me a curve ball. :)

  5. Oh! And I sincerely apologize for not having you on my blog list! I don't know how I missed that. I think you have made a comment in the past, but somehow I thought the "list" you were referring to had something to do with what I had written. I have also added your blog to my follow list. Sometimes it takes me awhile to get with the program. ;)

    1. No problem D - I was just giving you a hard time. An as to curve balls - well I was a home run hitter that feasted on fastballs. Cueveballs wereand still remain an issue. I look forward to reading what you have to say.

  6. That's my favourite kind of song - Changes in latitude - a good one I haven't heard before.