I sometimes get these lists of truisms in e-mail. Here is an example of a truism on a recent list:
“Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue!”
I don’t know who first spoke those words or wrote them. It could be part of some religion’s sacred scriptures, if only scriptures would be so funny. This one has deep spiritual application. It invites one to shift one’s attitude from resentment and self-pity to acceptance. Here is one that comes as a piece of advice:
“If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.”
I love this. Sometimes we just don’t have whatever it takes to be kind in a given situation. So, this truism suggests we “act as if” rather than spread our own inner bad news.
Here is another. Then I will get on with my day…
“Some mistakes are to much fun to make only once.”
Have a good one!