Happy New Year! Hope you had a great holiday season.
I fully intend to take this year on with a positive attitude. I always love the new year. A time to organize, make lists, and forge ahead. And figuring out what is doable.
There are a lot of things that are out of my control. The best I can do is to accept this, be more assertive and change the things I can. I know that sounds like one of those feel good posters intended to hang on an office wall. Or in the newsfeed of one of your Facebook friends. You know the ones. The folks that post fifteen positive messages or quotes in a day. People, people, please dole it out slowly! Too much of anything just does not pack quite the same punch.
I hope that you will also take the opportunity to change the things you can. However small. Write it down. Do it. Cross it off. Pat yourself on the back. And on to the next thing.
Before I go, I will leave you with one of the things I will never be able to control. No, it’s not other people’s money. It is other people’s misspellings! I understand there are a lot of factors at play here. Some people just aren’t great with spelling. I understand that. But when I see menus, signs, and other things- printed in the language of the country-it bothers me just a bit.
For example. The following sign.
My brother and I took my niece and nephew to a lovely place in Massachusetts so they could enjoy the musty smells, broken down equipment and learn how to spell. I did have a lot of fun with the little tykes but you know how those indoor entertainment places can be. You sort of wish that they sold beer so it could dull a few of your senses.
So, my problem is this. Are we going to have a generation of children thinking that they just rode a bumber car? What if they grow up thinking they might get stung by a bumple bee? Or that this is the way the cookie crumples? Or that things should be kept simble?
Once while dining in a non English speaking country I noticed that the luncheon special was a reasonably priced crap salad. Now that didn’t bother me so much. I mean, I didn’t order it. But still didn’t bother me.
Anyway, I make errors. I don’t even use spell check on this thing so there is no telling the mistakes I’ve made. In this posting I am only referring to people that pay good money to have their signage misspelled. In their own country’s language.
I will never have control over that. I suppose I will just have to accept it. And focus on the things within my power.
Hope you all have a new year filled with health, happiness and a clear focus on the things within your power!