When it comes to how we like to spend our time, most of us fall clearly into one of two categories:
I am losing my mind and no one cares! ~ Sally Brown, The Peanuts
There are seven days in a week–and someday isn’t one of them. ~ Hello, My Name Is Doris (2016)
I wish, I wish someone had pounded the quoted words below into my heart and mind from BEFORE the time I was old enough to comprehend the width and depth of human treachery.
We human beings think. We talk. We strive. We judge. We choose. Endlessly.
Sometimes, when it gets quiet inside and outside of me, I look back on a lifetime of disappointments, heartbreaks, missteps, and other harsh realities.
Ask me how I know this to be true.
Frankly, I have never mastered “normal.”
“We all live in hiding. In one way or another, each of us conceals pieces of ourselves from the rest of the world. Some people hide because their lives depend on it, others because they don’t like being seen. And then there are the special cases, the ones who hide because… because… because they just want someone to care enough to look for them.” ~ U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon, “In Plain Sight, Season 1, Pilot”
A new year is almost upon us, so I think it is the proper time to decide what our value will be in the coming year and thereafter.