I went out early to mow the lawn, before the heat and humidity could melt me into a useless lake of sweat, and I didn’t expect the Deep Thoughts to flow as powerfully as they did.
Perhaps my brain was rewarding me for finally not going in on a Saturday to work overtime. Maybe it was the first decent night’s sleep I’ve had it weeks.
Whatever the reason, the Deep Thoughts were flowing and I thought I’d preserve them for eternity in memes.
Your life is like your lawn…if you don’t tend to it regularly, it will get so out of control that eventually no one will want to deal with it.
Clearly, this quote was inspired by the mowing of my front lawn. As you can see from the above meme, I did a damn good job cutting the grass this morning.
Despite all the hard work I’ve put in over the past several months to live a more positive life, things have been extremely challenging lately. Part of me wants to keep up the fight and rise above it, but there’s also a part of me that wants to surrender to the darkness.
I have assumed that working 105 hours over the past two weeks is a sure sign that the warrior in me is still battling. But what if all that overtime is really just me running from the fight and using work as an excuse to not face the problems that plague me?
That one didn’t get a meme, but it was another silly thought that popped into my head.
Yes, I did sleep on the couch last night because it’s at least ten degrees cooler in the living room than it is up in my bedroom.
I was definitely amused by the fact that when I woke up there, instinct took over and I assumed I needed to apologize. After all, banishment to the couch is a stiff penalty that usually fits the crime.
Of course, it got me to thinking that I’ve been doing a lot of apologizing lately. As part of my more positive approach to life, I have done my best to avoid conflict by not engaging. Sometimes, the best way to just end an argument before it gets to the point that I’m sleeping on the couch is to simply apologize.
I guess I’ve found myself wanting to apologize less and stand up for myself more, but that act, although a positive one in my mind, can often add fuel to the fire.
This one, Modern Philosophers, has been the story of my life lately.
When I was married to J, I would fight with her at the drop of a hat. I was young, foolish, and words were my thing, so I felt I had to always get in the last one and win every damn fight.
Obviously, that idiotic strategy did not work out for me.
I have worked very hard to no longer use words as my weapon of choice and become a conscientious objector to the war on words. Sometimes, though, silence can be perceived as being just as powerful as the words you do not say. And sometimes, saying something to defuse a situation only makes it worse.
Is it wrong for me to say that it’s natural to fight in any relationship? Two people, no matter how much they love each other, will not agree 100% of the time.
There are moments when I feel like I need to draw a line in the sand and just pray that it will not get crossed.
Trust me, at this point in my life, I’m not looking for a fight. I am, however, looking to defend a vision of the future that is very dear to my heart.
In the end, I did what I thought I had to because I loved someone with all my heart and wanted that love to last forever.
I’m not sure if any of this makes sense, but it’s out there on the internet right now, so it must be true, right?
Do you have any Deep Thoughts on what I’ve discussed in this post? Do you ever make memes based on your Deep Thoughts?
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