Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anthony Hopkins is so darned smart!


This is my new tenet for life after 50 ...... I mean life after 55 ............. okay alrighty:  life after 57 ....... 




  1. "It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me".  Yep, I'm pretty cool with this one.  Well, except for the people I love dearly; I do care what they think.  It's no good for me to care about what they say; I know there are probably times when they say things about me that I wouldn't want to hear.  We are all human, after all.  So, I guess I still need to  work on this one.
  2. "I am what I am and I do what I do".  Yep, I can't/won't apologize or make excuses for myself any longer.  Although I often march to the beat of a different drum (I call it being unique) and I still nag and "mother" my grown kids (I call it love --- and get out of my house if you don't like it!), I'm down with me, baby!  I'm basically a good, honest person with a big heart who loves God and doesn't intentionally hurt people.  And if you won't walk through the grocery store with me because I dance to the piped-in music, that's your loss!  So, yeah!  I've got this one down pat!
  3.  "I expect nothing".  Ewwww!  This one's hard; especially if I have to expect nothing and still love them and not get hurt or disappointed or angry.  And although I was taught to give selfishly out of love, and although I try really, really hard to just "give", I  do find myself still having expectations.  Not very high on the karma scale for me!  So, I'll keep working on this one.
  4. "I accept everything".  No problem!  I've got this one aced!  I'll take your love, your adoration, your leftovers, your used clothing and books, your extra box of chocolates and any spare change you have!  What?  I have to take your complaints, your bad moods, your anger and your crap?  Maybe I need to practice my "om's" more often.



But I do deeply desire an easier life.  And as I don't live in a self-sustaining cabin in the woods, I haven't won the lottery, nor have I met an adoring rich masseuse who will love and care for me forevermore, I am adopting Anthony's philosophy -- and I'm going to keep trying harder every day.







10 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

Ohhhhhh! Good stuff!
One thought I hang onto is, "All you can do, is all you can do"!

Bodhi Gray said...

LUV Mr. Hopkins but I am going to have to work on a lot of that stuff for sure!

PhilipH said...

Makes a lot of sense to me too.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Life would be so much more enjoyable if we all tried to live like that . Not so easy to be sure. Hope your Thursday is a great one!

Linda said...

Amen to it all! I'd like to add one more: "Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive!"

Bonnie said...

Wonderful goals! I may need to refer back to a couple of these every so often.....of maybe frequently!!!!

Sharon said...

I have been blogging for over two years now and this is, without a doubt, the BEST single blog post I've seen out here in BlogWorld! You are truly one of a kind and as one who most definitely marches to the beat of a different drummer, I know we are kindred spirits!! I'll be linking this post to my next one early next week!!

Jen Kershner said...

Who knew Anthony Hopkins was so brilliant? I'm sure we could all do well to incorporate those ideas in our lives.

wendy said...

What a great philosophy to live by actually. I have found, as I have aged over these many years, that I am much more comfortable in my own skin. Yeah, I still like approval, but I don't care near as much as I used to.
I know that those who love me...LOVE ME, and those that don't, well...don't. cest la vie

TARYTERRE said...

AGREE with it all. You and Anthony. He's kind of easy on the eyes, isn't he???