Murphy: Another year, and less cynical ?

October 15, 2007 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

Yes. I believe it to be so. Some people say experience can leave you jaded. The way I see it , it’s taken me 39 years to become less hard headed and more open minded– and I’m only scratching the surface. Some examples:

Used to loathe the Carpenters and Neil Diamond. Today: not such a big deal.

Used to think pet lovers were zealots. Today: I am so glad we adopted a boxer in need.

Used to think: People are crazy . Today: Everyone has a viewpoint that isuniquely theirs. And I used to get really wound up about that.

My grandmother, who is nearing 94, always said to “pay attention.” That every moment goes by quickly, and that you don’t get it back. I really and truly thought I was practicing that in my 20s..and then I married Jodi…and when Taylor was born….and then …Phoebe….all the while getting better at it, but focused more on the future than the present.

The bottom line is that I have to work really hard to stay in the moment and absorb. I’m a natural worrier – about the future- about most things.

Used to think old people were stuck in their ways. Today: I’ve got to be careful not to do the same.

Used to think: Just “being” was a hokey, goofy, flower power term….Today: I am so glad I get glimpse of what it is to take a moment, in the sunshine…in the breeze…and for a moment just BE…. 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