Monday, October 26, 2009

What Are You Doing About It?

While talking with my mother the other day, she mentioned to me that she thought her days were numbered. Something about having another 10 years before her mind and body would give out on her. Then I asked her, “If you fear this to be true, what are you doing about”? First she dismissed my comment but then she proudly announced that she was doing exercise regularly and that it had done a lot for her. She went on to say how her exercising made her feel better about herself and how she could feel the physical rewards from her efforts. I then asked her what she was doing to stay strong mentally. She mentioned that she read a lot but that was about it. “Mom, If you fear this is coming, don’t just sit there waiting for the hurricane to hit, do something about it. Do whatever it takes to stay strong, not just physically but mentally.” I suggested taking college classes or even something as simple as doing Soduko puzzles daily. I went on and on about how you have to make an effort to change the things you don’t want in your life. “Nothing will happen on its own you have to take control and make an effort to change the course of anything”, I said. Of course just like any other time I give advice to someone, through my words to them, I end up giving myself more advice than anyone. I started to realize that there are so many things I see coming in my future that I do little or nothing to prepare for. So who are you? Do you sit around and hope that the Hurricane changes course or do you prepare? Which of the three little pigs are you? Tape on the window pig, plywood pig or hurricane shutter pig? If we make the effort to prepare, we might not avoid the events all together but we can make them a lot easier when they come. Lastly, as I told my mom that day,”Reading is great but what are you doing more than the average person that will make you succeed more than them”?

Little Pig, Little Pig, Let me Come In? (What would you say now?)


Kiki said...

Right now, just complaining about it...that's just the honest answer right now.

Anonymous said...

I would probably have the caja china ready for that little pig..LOL!

Diana Shim