There are times in life when you find yourself below deck waitin’ for the storm to pass — or maybe even hit —
And other times when you’re havin’ so much fun you don’t even notice you’re hangin’ from the mast by one finger —
and you haven’t a clue what’s next, nor do you care.
As my time aboard this ship of life increases, I’m definitely wanting as much as I can get of the second state — the “glorious beauty of an appreciated now” as its been referred to by —
Oh, who knows —
But I am seriously thinking about this state and how to maintain it — right this minute.
And what comes to mind as a huge contributing factor to getting more time on the mast and less time hesitating below deck is the makeup of my shipmates.
When I was in high school, I had a favorite phrase in a little book given to me by a very special person — my S.S. actually — and it was:
“I would not live without the love of my friends.”
Can’t tell you who gets tagged with this quote, nor do I care — right now.
But I can tell you that it stands today as the leading contributor to my appreciated now — through stormy seas or calm waters. And to this I will add two words that I’ve found make all the difference.
I would not live without the love of my friends who amuse.
Being amused has got to be one of the greatest simple pleasures in life —
And this respect, I live in a virtual amusement park!