Monday, April 17, 2017

Life Is Too Short For.......

Yep. Same view as yesterday's pic, a few minutes earlier.
Now that we have been in the "Information Age" for a bit, we have the wonderful benefit of "memes". Those trite little images with sayings that sometimes seem so wise. We see them on social media, nod in confirmation or wonderment, hit "like", and move on. We seem wiser, somehow we are deeper people, and we feel more confident in our "knowing".

Now, I know this really doesn't seem like it is about bicycles. And you are right. It isn't about bicycles today. If you think about it, bicycles are pretty worthless without people to ride them. So, it would be quite obvious then that people are more important. So, please forgive me for taking out a post today that has to do with people.

Back to the memes.....

There is one I've laughed at which says "Life is too short to ride shit bicycles". (<===See! I worked bicycles in to this after all.) Anyway, there are variations on that bit of wisdom. "Life is too short to deal with people with bad attitudes", and the like. Life is too short.......

Sometimes we don't take the time to say how we really feel about someone special to us. A friend. Someone you admire. A co-worker. I have a challenge for you today. Say that "something" that you feel about them. Express your admiration. Tell them you love them.

I challenge you to do that once today. Life is too short not to. 

This post is dedicated to Francis Odbert, my wife's father, who died on Easter Day, April 16th, 2017.


16 comments:

Steven Butcher said...

So true, my friend! My condolences and prayers for your wife, your family, and you.

phillip Cowan said...

Please give my sympathies to your wife and family. I'll make it a point to take your advice today.

Guitar Ted said...

@Steven Butcher- Thank you.

Guitar Ted said...

@phillip Cowan- Thank you.

Tim said...

Very true and these little sharings of gratitude make a hugh difference. My expressions of sympathy to your family. I'll tell more than one person how they positively impact my life.

Guitar Ted said...

@Tim= Thank you.

Ari said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Yes, less bad attitude and more coexistence.
Ari

Guitar Ted said...

@Ari- Thank you.

Robert Hingtgen said...

Condolences GT. Sorry for your loss.

Derek said...

Very sorry for your loss, GT & family. Thanks for this post and good life reminders.

Guitar Ted said...

@Robert Hingtgen- Thank you!

Guitar Ted said...

@Derek- Thank You

Rob E said...

Sorry for your loss and that of your families as well, death is never easy but even less so when it's around a holiday.

Guitar Ted said...

@Rob E- Thank you!

teamdarb said...

This is timely. I say to those who've mastered social media and live what I'll call "a rad life": How are you feeling. Thank you for being alive. It's often followed with something on the line of get out of here your weirdo. I feel social media has both helped and hurt the emotion that can be within each of us who cycle through life at a recreational or enduring pace. That dang "like" button to me is the same as a smile without eye contact. I value and try to relay the appreciation of each post that rings for me with some sort of notation. Ted, your blog has always been my favorite. It's my Seinfeld. You're a regular guy who throws items up to your own amusement. I respect the fact many of them I have no idea what they are referencing, because it gives me something to look further into later in the day or week. Oh, and you take cool random photos too!
Thank you,
-Wilson

Guitar Ted said...

@teamdarb- Thank you! Social media has had a strange effect on us all. I'm not sure it works for many of us, and for others, I think it hinders our being "human" to some degree.