Do you ever get scared because you don't know your future? Or are you excited? Does it make you a little uneasy? I think I feel all of these things but they're overcome with a feeling of content. Would it really be all that great to know your future, how everything pans out? It's all written in the stars, right? Who your best friends will be, who you'll make smile without knowing, who you'll marry, your kids, your job, your destiny. If you knew what was to be of your life, wouldn't you face the predicament of approaching a corner and wondering which way you need to turn to have the life that you see before you? Turn right and your husband is no longer he who you see making you smile on a Sunday afternoon but turn left and it's going to eventually spiral into you and your best friend falling out, meaning they're not at your wedding with He Who Makes You Smile. You can't see the future and when you're in the future you have that silly little hindsight thing. There's no winning, right? Oh, but there is. It's all written in what you do. However, not in the scary do-I-turn-left-or-right-kind-of-way, but in a more simple way: make today count. Do what makes you happy. Is that sitting at home with the latest chick-flick or going on some crazy Bilbo Baggins Adventure*? Do it. Be happy. Have some chill days if that makes you smile; throw in some nights with friends if that's what you want. That's what life's about, I think: letting life chuck tomatoes at you and you take them and make the best spag bol the world's ever seen. (You are welcome for my bad continuing of the Lemon cliché we often hear.) Life is scary and life is beautiful. Life is there to be experienced. I've had the conversation about wishing we knew where our fate lies before it happens so many times, but seriously, where would the fun be in that? We'd sit, watching what happens in our future on our TV, sit back, satisfied or not and sigh, happily or sadly. Then what? What happens then? We wait for it to fall into place?
Be nice. Be happy. Be ambitious. Do good.
I thought I'd share with you an extension of my own motto I decided to live by sometime during this year.
Do you desperately want to know what lies in your future? What are you doing that makes you smile and makes you happy?
Tomatoes & Spag Bol,
The Girl in the Moonlight.
*Don't do anything dangerous. Hobbits smoke they're pipes with consequences.