I think I've written about this before . . .
Yeah, this is bad. I'm not only repeating my stories in conversations, I'm re-posting my stories. Welcome to Senior Citizenland, my friends!
Anyhoo. TRQ and I had a conversation about our life mottos the other day. This is how it went.
TRQ: I like that one that says everything will work out in the end. And if things haven't worked out, it's not the end yet.
ME: I always say, "Things could be worse and they probably will be."
TRQ: That's horrible.
ME: Is it?
TRQ: Yes. It's depressing.
ME: Oddly, I find it comforting.
And then of course TRQ looked at me like with that familiar expression she has--like, did your dad and I accidentally pick up the wrong baby at the baby store that day?
But here's why I find my motto comforting. I've had enough life experience to suggest that YES! SOMETIMES THINGS GET WORSE! And so it's a good idea to actively appreciate and enjoy the good stuff you have now before you end up in a wheelchair.
See? That's positive. I'm a positive person.