Secondhand Wisdom for 2015 (or at least for January)

It’s been an odd 2015 so far. Challenging and unexpected feelings and events already taking place. I’m choosing not to read into it all that much. Things happen when they happen. There’s not ALWAYS a reason.

One event that I thought I would share with Life As a Wave readers pertains to my fabulous and feisty grandmother, ~~~M Wave~~~, nonagenarian and past contributor to Life As a Wave (check out her posts, What’s New With Being Old and Remembering a Sip of Cream). Just a few days ago she fell at her home and broke her arm so badly that she had to have surgery to reset it. That gave us all a good scare of course and a good post-holiday slap across the face to stop us from belly-aching about all the sugar we ate and remember instead what is really important.

One of the things I treasure the most about my grandmother is how she is still one of the first people I want to call when I’m at my wit’s end and need a strong female voice to pull me off the ledge. “What will I ever do without her??” I sometimes worry. Luckily we are both planners and we have already made a pact that no matter who goes first we will make our best effort to visit one another from the beyond. So that’s covered.

While I was visiting her from California this New Years she shared with me an analogy that she recently heard. I can’t remember where, so now it is just hers. 🙂 It goes like this…

Living life is like driving a car. Looking at your past is like using your rear view mirror…it is a small view and should only require a brief glance. Looking toward your future though is like looking out the windshield…the viewpoint is much larger and the looking quite longer. If you spend all your time looking in the rearview, you’ll surely crash. Move forward and enjoy the wide view of your future ahead. 

Photo by S Wave. Los Padres National Park

Photo by S Wave. Los Padres National Park

A little something to help us along through a new January, a new year and an ever new life. Happy New Year everyone! Keep looking forward and tell the people you love that you love them.

~~~S Wave~~~

2 thoughts on “Secondhand Wisdom for 2015 (or at least for January)

  1. ClaireBryett says:

    Hi aunt Momo! I love your posts, and really really love that analogy…it nails it perfectly. Hope you and the babies and everyone had a fantastic new year! Xx Claire (from the theatricum:)

    • Hey Miss Claire! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a comment. You’re always a lovely presence here. I’m glad you liked Grandmother’s words…they encouraged me a great deal too when I heard them.
      Have a beautiful day and be beautiful!

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