I believe I have learned a lot about life in my 60 years. I also believe most of the things I thought I had learned have changed.
When I was young, I believed that if you played nice everyone would like you and be nice back to you. In my young adult years, I believed nice guys finished last, get them before they get you. In mid-life, I believed it is a combination of both. Being nice usually makes people nice to you, but there are some people who are just inherently not nice. I believe I don’t like those people.
In young adulthood, I believed love would last forever. Turns out that wasn’t true. Or maybe it just wasn’t “love”. I believe it goes back to that other belief that some people are just not nice. Now, I believe true love might just last forever.
I used to believe life was forever and there was plenty of time to do it all. I thought a “bucket list” was where you jotted down your needed cleaning supplies. Now I believe I know not only what a “bucket list” is, I believe I have a pretty lengthy one.
I used to believe that when life became sad or bad, it was easy to just move to a new place and start over. Fortunately I believe I learned that the thing making life that way was me, and unfortunately I had to take me wherever I went. I now believe that life is what you make of it. No more, no less. Disappointing at times, but I believe there is also the possibility of making it better…much better.
I believe that writing this has opened my eyes. Seems life is quite circular, and somehow it will come full circle eventually. When it does, I believe people will be nice, love will last forever, and hopefully, there will be nothing left on the bucket list!