My son Kevin is now in his 5th week of military basic training. They call it ‘Beast Week’ — it is supposedly the most challenging week.
When I went through basic training (Army, July 1974 — hotter than hell!) every week seemed challenging to me … but then, I have always felt challenged.
Kevin will do well. He is smart, smart, smart … but not to be confused with the Ever Ready Bunny!
BEAST WEEK inspirational quotes that I sent to my son.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
— Dr. Seuss
“A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.”
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
— Will Rogers
“Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.”
— Tom Lehrer
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”
— Roger Staubach
“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”
If you really want to be remembered … think and do something for others.
There is always some challenge in life that you can help solve … even if it is cutting the grass or visiting with someone in your neighborhood. In four billion years our world will be consumed so even history will come to an end. Strive for karma.
Rule #1: Never, ever admit that you are wrong. It makes you look weak.
Rule #2: Gently flipflop if you have to admit you possibly were factually challenged. Attack the other side as having misled and then say that honest people can reach different conclusions … and if that doesn’t work:
“If dreams were thunder
And lightning was desire
This old house would’ve burned down
A long time ago”
Yep…. yep … yep! Kinda like that on some days.
Although I’m not complaining. Life is good … I would just like to find the damned rewind button so I could do all the good parts again … which is about 99.9% of my life so far.
>>> I like my life so far and so well that I’m sure that when I get to heaven that St. Peter is going to permanently put me on ‘peeling potatoes’ in the kitchen because I done got good.
>>>>>> And if I should end in hell, I’m sure that Sammy Satan will put me on the ‘Baked Potatoes’ prep team … because I done got good.
Not that I’m greedy or anything but am sure hoping that both karma and reincarnation, as described on the Internet, sure is real because I hear that if you’re good now then it only gets gooder later … or better for you grammar Nazis.