I love the saying, “Real life interferes with a good time” maybe because it got me through a lot of hassles and agravations. I made it up and used it often. Everyday, I set out goals for myself for that day and try my best, most days, to complete them. But sometimes real life does interfere. It’s hard to admit that I can’t get everything done that I want to do. Some things, mostly housework, I could honestly care less about and getting them done doesn’t seem important. Like Scarlett O’Hara, I feel there’s always tomorrow.
So, I dallyed with the idea of not writing something for my blog today. I really didn’t feel up to it and hadn’t written a thing all day which is unusual for me. But these posts are important to me and in good conscious, I just couldn’t let the day pass without a post. So, this is another verification that we in this human race will do what is really important to us. We have that basic human need to complete things. Or at least I do. It is so much easier to say that no one will care and why bother. But the truth is that promises should be kept and I promised myself that I would do this daily Monday through Friday.
Promises are such fragile things. For some they are easily given and easily broken and those are the people I avoid. I want dependability in my friends and family. Someone you can rely on no matter what to have your back. So at a young age, I determined that I wouldn’t make promises to anyone, including my children, that I wouldn’t or couldn’t keep. My children know even today that if I say I will do something, I will.
I wish a lot of the companies that I deal with would do the same. If I buy something, I want it to last and give me good utility for as long as I own it. That’s not so much to ask. Sadly, it doesn’t always happen. So, I buy very little waiting to buy newly introduced merchandise until they have all the bugs worked out. Recently, I decided that I will not use any doctor, lawyer, or any type of practioner who advertises thinking that if they need to advertise then either their business isn’t doing well or their prices are so high that word of mouth gets them no business.
So, while real life threatened, I decided this was so important personally that it had to be done. I feel a lot better now that it is.