Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Get What You Want Out of Life

Do we ever get what we want out of life? How many of us really do? Do we even know what we want?

That's the hard part, isn't it? If you really sit down and think about it, what do you really want out of life. Did you see the movie "The Bucket List?" Now, that made me think about what I really wanted out of life.

Thinking about what I want out of life, and getting what I want out of life, can be two very different things. We must work very hard to make the both of them come together.

* As far as traveling goes, I'd love to see Greece and Rome some day. Oh, and to travel to Australia.

* I'd like to settle into retirement in a place in the Florida Keys or near enough that I can enjoy them on a regular weekly basis.

* I'd like to put my stamp on life somehow by making an important contribution. What it is, yet, I'm not sure, but I'd like people to say that I was good at what I did and it made people happy.

* I'd like to become a foster home for rescue American Eskimo dogs.

There's a quote that seems appropriate. It's from Logan Pearsall Smith, who lived from 1865 - 1946. He said, "There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."

So, I ask you to make it your mission in life. Know what you want. Get it. Then enjoy it.

Peace to you.


Melodieann Whiteley said...

I'd like to visit Vicki after she retires in the Florida Keys! And I'd like to adopt one of her dogs - except I'm afraid it would melt in the Arkansas heat!

Vicki, I hope you work hard at getting what you want so you can help me get what I want! LOL!

Anonymous said...

This is an important reminder that life doesn't go on forever and we do need to focus on the things we want to do and see. Thanks to you, I'm writing my own bucket list. And, yes, I will APPRECIATE my good fortune.
Great post, Vicki!

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Melodieann, you're just the right kind of person I'm looking for when I accomplish my list!!!

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Feisty, anything to help motivate another is always a good thing. I'm glad I was able to help you.


Anonymous said...

I have finally reached an age where I think carefully about what I want and very carefully about how I ask for it! You know the old saying "be careful what you wish for".

I've found that at different stages in my life I've wanted different things and some of those things would not have been beneficial for me later in life...

...but I still want to have my own yacht complete with a crew composed of Tom Selleck, Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford and Gordon Ramsey - hey someone's gotta cook!

BTW, Pixel has a crush on your Eskie, Jack. . . .

Vicki M. Taylor said...

hi Popart, Truly, you must be careful what you ask for in this life.

You're right, I've gone through stages in my life too, where I've wanted different things depending on where I was in my life. But, I think as we mature (shiver) we make better choices. For ourselves, and for our family.