Postage Due

Postage Due

My friend the “Nocturnal Poet” that he is sent me a poem last night and it gave me a little chuckle. (See Below) But as a watcher and a thinker, it also made me think. So often in life we have activities or experience moments where we are left with the feeling that postage is due. I’m sure you know how it is, the experience you are promised is never quite as good as the hype that led up to it? For example, you work real hard for a promotion and it is given to someone else. Boy that stinks, doesn’t it? The trick though, is how you deal with it. I think once the sting of the rejection wears off a little, it’s a great time to sit back and take stock. Figure out why this goal/event was so important to you. In this example you might just find the raise in money was the motivation and not the promotion itself. Once you’ve figured out why something is so important to you, it’s a lot easier to keep going. I once read the quote,”The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground” and somehow it fits me, so I keep it near on tough days.

Postage Due 2

We all fall flat at some point, it’s a fact of life. There is no magic number of times to try and get something right but you should keep trying until it either works, or to the point where you can look at yourself and think, “I may not have gotten what I wanted, but no one can say I didn’t give it my all.” The point is, don’t dwell on the “disasters” in your life. Heck, if I did that, I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed in the morning. Draw strength and focus on the positive in your life and allow yourself to enjoy that instead. Typically what we do have is usually enough, though we never quite want to believe it. Hear that mom? I’m happy with my friends and accept my lack of love life, so there! I said it! (sooo glad she doesn’t have a computer) I think most of all though, remember to find a way to laugh. So many times I think back to little “tragedies” in my life and I wonder how in the world I thought that event held any significant meaning is beyond me. The thing is, we live in the moment, not in the big picture. It’s not rocket science, it’s normal. If we were able to live in the big picture we’d probably find a way to fast forward past the bad parts and pause at the triumphs and this would not make a well rounded Cao a’tall.

I think once your facing forward again, you will find that things typically do happen for the best. I know this is very generalized, I am speaking of little setbacks in life, not major health/life issues, so please don’t think I’d ever trivialize something like that. Just remember, only in struggling to emerge from the cocoon does a butterfly form wings strong enough to fly.

Here’s a Kiss For You My Lady
Please Hold It Close To Heart
Its wrapped within a Teardrop
Freshly Shed from when we are apart
I’ve also added a Hug for you for when
you feel alone.

Here’s another Kiss For Luck
for when we are talking on the phone
I would have sent all of me so you know my Heart is True
But I Thought You Would be Angry
When I came Postage Due!

Outfit
Jewelry: Zibska, Gwen **L’Accessoires** Taxi:
Hairs: Boon, YNO421
Glasses: Redgrave, Holly
Pants: LaGyo, Sparro
Belt: =DeLa*=, Elba
Rings: Mandala, Annutra and Motsumame
Makeups, Mons ❤
Pose: Diesel Works

8 thoughts on “Postage Due

  1. oh Cao your styling is exquisite especially the Zibska love it.. one step at a time, living minute by minute with no regrets is a great attitude to have, enjoyed the post 🙂

  2. Most precious Cao…your lovely post reminds me of my two favorite Physicists. The first, Albert Einstein (to say I am a fan girl would be an understatement). When you wrote, “The thing is, we live in the moment, not in the big picture. It’s not rocket science, it’s normal” I thought of AE because he had the rare ability to live straddled in the moment with the “big picture” ever present as his motivation; and we’re talking big on a cosmic level. It proved a blessing and a curse; particularly when considering his participation in the events of WWII.

    I was reminded of my second favorite physicist, Stephen Hawking, when you wrote, “I think once your facing forward again, you will find that things typically do happen for the best. I know this is very generalized, I am speaking of little setbacks in life, not major health/life issues, so please don’t think I’d ever trivialize something like that”. Here is a human being who was faced with a major life/health issue and yet he never allowed it to consume him. I think we are all pretty familiar with his incredible life achievements in the face of devastating life impediments. Your comment made me think of the questions I would burn to ask Dr. Hawking…would he ever trade his “impediments” for his achievements, does he consider his physical limitations as a blessing that helped him to achieve greater things, and where lies the well of his dreams. When I find myself going to that sad place over the smaller things in life..I think of Dr. Hawking and turn my face to the stars; all is different in the context of the bigger picture.

    <3<3

    1. yes wonderful very intelligent men with enough sense to continue forward even when they fail. Hawking once said when he failed at something he would move on to something else and think about the failure every once in a while… that he did this with his information loss and black holes and 29 years later, voila! he finally got it right! 😉 Thank you Xiu!

  3. That is the same way I feel Cao, but you always say it much better lol. Do not stress over what you can not change and live to appreciate all that is and all that could be, and maybe it just someday will be:-)

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