John Y’s Musings from the Middle: Forrest Gump

jyb_musingsGuess what? 

If you are simple and from the South one day you will grow up. Maybe you are 51, like me, when it happens. Maybe younger; maybe older. 

But one day you come to realize that life really isn’t like a box chocolates.

It’s a painful realization at first. But you will just have to deal with it.

Even Forrest Gump, at age 51, would probably say life is really more like eating a piece of Peanut Brittle with sensitive teeth.

Don’t get me wrong. Life is still good. But we have to learn, even here in the South, life is more complicated than we thought—and that we can’t chew if we want to enjoy life and have it last a long time. Especially with sensitive teeth.


Thought for the day

Today I will go slower to go farther.

And if I get too far ahead of myself, I will speed up.


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