Photo of Three Cliffs Baby on Gower, Wales by John Ewiing.
Being Wise Three February 21, 2021
What is life without problems? I have mine,
and then some. I have my helpers, but
sometimes they fail, too. It’s why we like
to hear about other people’s, what makes
them stumble, protest, even despair. My
old friend used to say: “If human beings
are involved, there is always something
you can do.” Welford Wilson comforted
me when I was down-hearted, and we’d
pick ourselves up and try again. I lost
my website for a day. Then today, to my
surprise, it returned. The email is blocking
eleven messages in my outbox. My mind
doesn’t do well on this level of technical
competence. From long practice, I’ve
learned to hang on, try new things, ask
help, give it a rest. Read a book. True,
life without problems would be dull.
So what if the dog pees? Clean it up.
If the package is delayed, be patient.
If the order is incomplete, call and
complain. Don’t expect a perfect
life. You already knew there’s no such
thing. If people fall in love with you,
remember they can also fall out of love.
Human beings change. Rare are the
ones who accept you, foibles and all,
errors and all. Things don’t exactly
solve themselves, but sometimes
you catch a glimpse of a possible
solution. Go for it.