Day 282 Question 282:
What are the three “nevers” of your life?
Never say never…that is the popular expression right? I get what is being said here but there are times when saying never is a must. Saying never is a part of what defines us and shows to those that surround us what we stand for. I do understand that we cannot predict the future so I guess we really can’t say we will can’t really say that we will never do certain things…but realistically there are some things that all of us will say never to and we will find that in our final years that we have lived up to that.
So, what are my 3 nevers you may ask? I am sure I have way more than 3 but I guess if I were to pick the top ones that would be:
1) Never blame others for your own mistakes. This would be a rule I guess that would be a matter of opinion when deciding whether or not I have ever done it but I know me and I know that I will take personal responsibility whenever I know I am at fault. This life is full of choices and we choose what we do….I cannot understand blaming others for our mistakes because all I imagine is myself as a puppet and that other person as the puppeteer. That is just not how life works.
2) Never use or eat anything after its expiration date has passed. People tell me all of the time that things are fine to use or eat after their expiration date but I just can’t see it that way….the expiration date is there for a reason ;0) I am too afraid of catching the heebie jeebies.
3) Never stop learning. It is obvious if you have read my writings that I immerse myself in anything and everything that I can. I have this NEED to learn…whether it be to learn about people and how they live and why they do as they do or what other cultures are like or anything at all. Life is so fascinating and I refuse to EVER stop learning.
So, I ask you…what are your three top nevers in life?
I wanted to leave you with something cute. I apologize for my entries being so “boring” over the last few days….my plate has been so full with moving that I haven’t known which way was up. Yesterday I was at Walmart and I was standing in line to check out. There was an older gentleman behind me (probably late 60’s or early 70’s). I happened to glance in his cart and I saw he had some toys that were obviously for little boys that he knew and an Iron Man Halloween mask. I asked him if the mask was for him to wear and without even a second thought he said, “I am actually wearing a mask now. I am really a teenager.” I grinned like the Cheshire Cat because I was in adoration of the quick wit of this man. It is moments like those that you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. :o)