Paul's Charmed Life!
Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
150Trip End May 16, 2008
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The Ying & Yang of Life!
Seeing all things in Black & White!
"Luke....May the Force be with You!"
Good & Bad!
I live a Charmed Life! I am extremely lucky in that my "Dark" days do not last long. Every Cloud has a Silver lining! That's easy for me to say. I don't have creditors lining up at the door (at least not yet-they'll have to find me first), or a child that has just been diagnosed with an incurable disease, or a best friend who has just died of cancer
This posting is coming sooner than later due to the dark nature of my last email/posting. But that posting/email still did serve it's useful purpose for some of you. Coming, it seems, at just the right time to get you through some rough times, or as one of you put it..." I never thought I'd be so damn happy to be screwed up....".
Why do I have a Charmed Life? ....Because I Believe It.
As a teenager, I, like probably every other teenager out there went through a difficult time. One day, riding my bike home from my after school job decided that I didn't want to live anymore and would ride through the next intersection (red light) without stopping (we didn't wear helmets back then). I didn't have much chance of being hit as traffic was light. But then this realization hit me...."I was ALMOST perfect!". I would be perfect...if I wasn't conceited. Throughout my life I have had this thought. I usually joke about it. Those of you who know me would most probably not consider me conceited (but then maybe you do). I often (OK...Always) acknowledge my capabilities. Some might take it as conceit
So why then is my life so Charmed? Most people will acknowledge that they have strengths in certain areas, but completely suck in most other areas. I started off by saying "I was ALMOST Perfect", jokingly that is, and things started materializing in my life. I didn't have the highest grades in school...wasn't that great at fixing things...I was normal. I studied for my accounting degree and had "just" a passing grade in most classes. Started having kids...with no past experience...and raised them using my intuition as to what I should do. I didn't need any "so called" experts telling me how to raise my kids. Then people started telling me what great kids I had. I knew that, and said it (...and all parents should say that about their kids). They do turn out as you expect them to. My knowledge expanded. My mechanical abilities grew. I can fix most anything (well..at least my kids still think so). From the responses I'm getting from my emails(writings) it seems that I can write. I also take amazing photographs. That's not me talking...I'm highly critical of everything I do. Some internet test says I have a high IQ.
Why is my life Charmed? I had a few dark days. Wrote and sent out my last posting.
So that's why I have a Charmed Life! I had a feeling that something wasn't right with my truck...I checked...and yes there was...but I can get it fixed before I got stranded. It stops raining when I need it to. I had a "Signpost" telling me who the best person to contact to fix my truck. I had a beautiful first day in Bar Harbor...unseasonably warm weather. Today it's cooler and windy. A hint that I should stay in, start my blog and write this.
I have numerous other indications that I have a Charmed Life. Thoughts...facts...whatever you want to call them that my life is going according to plan. I started by sending my comments/trip log to a select few. Then I met an older couple and a couple of young women at the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
My book will be called: "What? Is! The Meaning of Life."
Remember - "Think It? Feel It! Live It."
This is the motto from the business I thought to start up for my photography and writing. What? Is! Inc
The email address is WhatIs@shaw.ca
There will be a website as soon as I figure out how I want it to look.