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Water Over The Dam August 13, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

I seldom worry about “water over the dam” (since there is no way that I can chase downstream to re-claim it).

But I am careful about choosing how I want to spend my remaining time on this planet.

If we desire to make the most of the time we have left (however long that may be):

* We must be willing to exercise our autonomy and freedom.

* We must prioritize our limited time and energy.

* We must be authentic and make choices based on what we want out of life ~ not what others want from or for us.

Quote:  Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. ~ Goethe

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Tippy Gnu - August 13, 2019

All good bits of sound advice, in my view. And yeah, that water over the dam is long gone. Sigh. But if there’s a hereafter, which I like to assume, then there’s plenty more water where that came from.

nrhatch - August 13, 2019

Assuming your assumption manifests . . . we might be dealing with H or He or Li instead of H2O.

2. Kate Crimmins - August 13, 2019

There is enough water upstream to worry about! 🙂

nrhatch - August 13, 2019

Here’s to going with the flow (instead of swimming against the current).

3. Ally Bean - August 13, 2019

Great idea here. I wish more people would just get on with being good and kind in the now, and let that brackish water go over the dam. Once you understand what happened & why, then let it go.

nrhatch - August 13, 2019

Yup. It’s impossible to embrace the present if you’re hanging on to the past. Let. It. Go.

4. Jill Weatherholt - August 13, 2019

Great quote! If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust!

nrhatch - August 13, 2019


5. L. Marie - August 13, 2019

“We must prioritize our limited time and energy.”–Very true!

nrhatch - August 13, 2019

Here’s to making the most of THIS moment!

6. joyroses13 - August 13, 2019

Great thoughts!

nrhatch - August 13, 2019

Thanks, JR13!

joyroses13 - August 13, 2019

Ahh it’s my spy name again. 🙂 You are welcome!

nrhatch - August 14, 2019

Not your spy name . . . your Star Wars name. There’s R2D2, C3PO, and you!

Not to imply that you’re a hunk of metal instilled with AI. :mrgreen:

7. roughwighting - August 14, 2019

Ah, that’s is SO much better. Yes, these points should be our mantra day after day. It’s weird, realizing that we can see our expiration date a lot easier than we could, say, in our 40s. Or 50s. So let’s make the most of EVERY DAY. xo

nrhatch - August 14, 2019

Yes! Our expiration date gets closer by the day.

BTW: I finally updated my Blog List to include you and several other bloggers. Long overdue. Procrastination = my keynote!

roughwighting - August 15, 2019

Why thank you! I need to update my blog roll sometime also. Never enough time to do ALL we want to do —- before that expiration date. ;-0 xo

nrhatch - August 15, 2019

Updating a blog roll is seldom a “high priority.” :mrgreen:

8. Debra - August 15, 2019

I traveled a few hours today to have lunch with my 85 year-old aunt, one of the most balanced and “young-at-heart” people I know. We actually talked about these very things! Thank you, Nancy, for the reinforcement. 🙂

nrhatch - August 16, 2019

I would love to meet your balanced and “young-at-heart” aunt. If I make it to 85, I hope that I’m still balanced.

Glad you had a chance to spend some time with her this week.

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