Monday, May 03, 2010

There’s Nothing I Hate More Than Nothing*

Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us!
- Richard Bach

When I first read this quotation I misunderstood that second part. I thought it meant, “There is no such thing as the worst thing that could happen to us.” Maybe it was because I hadn’t had my coffee yet.

But what he’s saying is that the worst thing that can happen to us is that nothing happens to us. And that, yes—that I agree with. How are you to grow as a person if nothing happens to you? Think of how much all your varied life experiences have shaped you--whether for good or bad. They are what make you so distinctly yourself.

Similar wisdom from another and very different source:

Just because it's different, doesn't mean it's scary...try new things!
-I'm From Barcelona, on the Yo Gabba Gabba! Music is Awesome CD

* Showing my age! Can you guess where the line comes from?


mamasez said...

Mama Blah Blah, I am relatively new to blogging. But I am not new to life. I agree, nothing can be stifling and it seldom brings growth.

I was looking for all the "Mama" blogs. I am Mama Sez. Visit me sometime at I hope we can help each other moves successfully into something vs. nothing.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Hi Mama Sez - welcome to my blog (where I post not as frequently as I'd like)! I will check you out for sure.