Tuesday, March 26, 2013

enjoy your coffee

Tonight I have an important announcement: I am officially resigning my post as VP of the Complaints Department 

I don't mean to complain, but when did everybody start complaining so damn much. Here lately it seems every time I turn around somebody is bitching about something. "My job sucks" or "I'm really tired" or "That person isn't Jesus." Enough already!!!

When the complaints start adding up I'm forced to wonder; "What exactly would you like me to do about it?" Or, "If is that fucking bad; wouldn't it be better to try and fix the problem instead of bitching to me about it?" I don't see how wining and moaning and bellyaching is at all constructive. It doesn't seem to improve anybody's mood. It doesn't add anything to most conversations. It doesn't lead to solutions. All complaining really does is bring a little dark rain cloud on some one else. That in my estimation, is rude behavior.

Does everybody remember Gus and Lorie? If not lets revisit some of Gus's wisest words to her. Lorie was having a rough time after she began to realize that Jake wasn't going to take her to San Francisco, the city she had always dreamed of moving to.

“Lorie darlin', life in San Francisco, you see, is still just life. If you want any one thing too badly, it's likely to turn out to be a disappointment. The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things, like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself.” Gus McCrae from Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove 

Stop yourself here and read that quote again because its awesome

Unless you are using google translate to read this, chances are you are going to wake up a free American alive and healthy. Take a second to appreciate the fact that LIFE IS GOOD and its too short to spend it bitching.  Stop, for once, and enjoy your morning coffee; smell it, taste it, feel it. Its my firm believe that if a person will take the time to enjoy their morning coffee, they are starting the day off on a hugely positive note. And chances for a good day are a whole lot better if you start off relishing it. 



  1. Great blog Dave!

  2. Love it. Yes that's an awesome quote. And laughing at the 'he's not jesus'.