Day 24: Go to bed early!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Day 24 Go to bed early
Yes! I'm soon on the bed. I really prefer to go to bed early and spend some quiet time reading.
I've been doing more thinking about things in my life. I realize that my efforts to be "liked" by others have been essentially a waste of time. There's a difference between trying to be amiable, polite, personable, and pleasant to be around and a NEED to be liked. As I age, I enjoy my own company and worry less about being popular.
I really like the Happiness in this World page.
The author is very perceptive and wise and I've learned a lot from him.
My second son called this evening. He clearly is miserable about several things, not all of which he can or will reveal. It's been disheartening for me over the decades to see him get precisely what his heart most desired and then to find it was not what he wanted at all---and indeed what he wanted has failed him so many times. He must work his problems out on his own but I think he still calls us hoping in some remote corner of his mind that we can offer him a magic solution, an antidote, can vanquish all woes and make his world right again.
I'm not entirely losing my way; but I am incredibly busy. Why must real life interfere with a sensible exercise program?
DAY 26: Drink an extra 8 ounces of water....Yes! It's done!