thank you Woody for yet another reality check

12 Mar

I have a tendency to moan. I wish I were more like my mom who can find the beauty in virtually anything, but I am not. I am grateful for the reality checks I do get every now and then which make me appreciate my life more but usually this kind of life-is-beautiful-euphoria doesn’t last. At least not to the extent I would like it to last.

As I was watching another episode of  ‘True Detective’ last night, one phrase of Woody Harrelson’s character stuck with me. Pardon my rephrasing I don’t quite recall the exact dialogue. Here it is: What if years pass and shit happens and you realize that you have already lived the good years? That the actual good years happened back then when your kids were still young and you had your whole life ahead of you. That these WERE the GOOD YEARS.

Let it sink in for a moment.

Am I living the life I was aiming for? YES. Am I happy? YES. Is it perfect? No.

Life is not perfect. It will never be. Maybe that is why the good moments are so precious because we can’t take them for granted. Would we appreciate life if it was only good? Wouldn’t it get boring? Tiring to some extent?

Life is unpredictable. Life is moody. Life is full of incredibly happy moments and excruciatingly painful ones. It’s up to you what you make of it. Are you happy? Awesome! Are you miserable? Do something to change it. Don’t settle. Don’t dwell on the past. Don’t sit around and wait for life to become better. Pick up your broken pieces and start over. 

Life is wonderfully challenging. ENJOY THE RIDE

Until next time





7 Responses to “thank you Woody for yet another reality check”

  1. Elina Zambounis March 12, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Since I am more your mom’s type, as you already know, I couldn’t agree with you more!
    The problem is that my family has also someone who is more of your type, (with the same birthday it’s no wonder…) and that is my challenge in life!!

    Keep blogging… one day you won’t believe how much you look like your mom!

  2. ramblingsfromamum March 12, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Look at you, I see such a difference in this post from those a few months back. Full of energy and vitality, looking on the positives and not the negatives ..see what having a 3rd bubba can do for you? Huh ..see zehr gut!! 😆 hopefully that’s right lol xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu March 13, 2014 at 10:57 am #

      I am happy you can see a difference. It sometimes feels like a struggle, but it is definitely worth it. Sehr sehr gut meine liebe xxx

      • ramblingsfromamum March 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

        thank you darling and you are welcome 🙂

  3. March 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Sometimes I wonder when I will look back on a time and feel nostalgic for it. Anyway, these are good days even when they aren’t.

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