Yesterday I ended my post with a quote about tomorrow. It went exactly like this:
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.
I ended by asking if you the reader knew who said that. Suggesting no one cheat I promised to reveal the answer “tomorrow.” So here we are, it’s tomorrow. Did you cheat?
The quote came from a distant cousin of mine. His name is Marion. He was a big man, like many in my family are. A masculine kind of a guy who was larger than life. My family and friends loved him, so did I! He was all-American and symbolized our family values so much so he became an icon. An American icon. Marion Robert Morrison is better known as the legendary actor John Wayne. That quote above appears on his headstone. I have more to share on the thought of tomorrow. But I’ll wait to do that until… well, tomorrow.
Meanwhile a Harris poll released in January of this year places John Wayne third among America’s favorite film stars. He is the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on it every year since it began in 1994. It’s quite an achievement. I guess you could say, Marion was a People Person. And that’s a long ways to get to the point of this post. (Pretend it flows and transitions — perfectly.)
“I’m a people person.” How often have we heard that said? How often have I said it myself! Can I be frank with you? The fact of the matter is there’s a lot of them I can hardly stand. But we gotta live with them, we have to tolerate them, so there you go. Besides I’m one myself. I’m a people person. Isn’t that about as dumb a thing a people could say? I think it is, but I’ve said it nevertheless. I’ve been known to say dumb things. It has however been a l o n g time ago.
Have you noticed that people are among some of the most miserable, grumpiest species on the planet? They’re in our neighborhoods and even look like us. Some of them live right down the street. Maybe you know one. Worse yet, maybe you are one! I sure hope not. Despite all that they have going for them, they’re miserable… cranky… sometimes mean… depressive for sure to be around. Oft times brought on by the heartless actions of others, but just as often brought on by their own negative attitudes.