Resisting S for the life you really want

Forgive me please my sporadic writing of late. I have a project I am working on that will be concluded soon, but I am jotting down thoughts and ideas for blog posts I want to share, and that I hope you will enjoy reading.

I find writing very meaningful, and the blog community, and the number of positive comments I have received on my little blog just amazes me.

ImageBack to my post ~A short sashay from my home is a mall and, of course, a Starbucks coffee house. I enjoy occasional morning coffee visits with friends and recently a conversation included a friend’s announcement that he and his wife had bought a home in Vancouver. (Nice, but not of much interest to you – right?) Then he said ” we had settled for years renting, and were very comfortable, but decided what we really wanted was our own place.

Insert light bulb here in the dusty confines of my skull!

They had settled, were comfortable, but it wasn’t what they really wanted together.

This had me think, about “Settling” and Comfort levels.

There are so many areas where we settle, not just living quarters either. Are we settling because having the friends, the job, the hobbies, the health, the relationships we really want are unattainable?

I think not, the point is that we know we are settling and can do better, and are not really living the live we want for ourselves. That leads to regret I suspect.  Click & Read here my post about the Top Five Regrets! 

I wonder if people can first identify and gradually stop settling, start changes one thing at a time, no matter how small and then do something else a few weeks later. Imagine 26 things you could change, improve in your life, in one year. How would we be transformed?

live lifeI am grateful for many parts of my life, and in a few days I celebrate a very special anniversary of my successful kidney transplant from 1987.

Be an Organ Donor! and this explains why. 🙂

I know I am going to try harder not to settle – I’m not sure how well I will make some changes, but I have to try harder, because I want to have a life with as few regrets as possible.

Thank you for reading, please feel to share, and provide your ideas and feedback.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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4 Responses to Resisting S for the life you really want

  1. Bob says:

    Dave, you hit a cord, I knew the girl in the Ad, she was a friend of my nieces and we had other things in common such as being transplant recipients. I learned from her that every day is a gift.
    Take care.

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  2. ken Folstad says:

    Dave, What a fantastic anniversary to be celebrating! By my math, 29 years, how many gifts keep on giving that long?
    Absolutely be an organ donor folks. Dave is a perfect example of why you should sign the card and leave instructions in your living will.

    Liked by 1 person

    • dfolstad58 says:

      Yes! I wish everyone understood the difference and were a donor but it would be simpler if everyone was automatically a donor and it was a opt out only program. Thank you for commenting!


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