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Monday, October 3, 2011

Go with the Flow, or you'll Stub your Toe!

Overheard this said today and just had to smile and file it in the back of my mind. What words of wisdom to just randomly blurt out.

The jist of the conversation was in how to deal with stress. Interesting how some people can let things sail right over them, and others have to do the count to 10 trick before daring to even speak.

We all know Murphy's Law:
"Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way."

Sounds like a very negative way to view life but we have to admit things usually don't go easy, at least not the first time around. Two steps forward, one step back. Maybe it is like that to force us to develop a sense of humor. Laughter is the best medicine and usually once a crisis is past it does become a great story.

Amazing how just about every culture has a version of the Serenity Prayer:

I suppose part of the difference between book learning intelligence and wisdom is that wisdom can only be gained by experience and observation.

Learning what is worth a raise in blood pressure and when to just let things alone is definitely a life lesson in maturity and wisdom.

Go with the flow, or you'll stub your toe. This guy must have "been there, done that" to have come up with such a statement.
There are times when we should plant our feet firmly and hold our ground and there are times when we should just let it go or end up with literal or emotional bruising from stumbling around.

So I am going to remember this guy's words of wisdom and add it to the important message behind this scribble: