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Life is a one-go-around. Make the most of it.

As one who makes a daily decision to be happy (happy v. sad IS an individual daily choice), I have no need for medication to help me get through. I have no time to mope or be depressed.

My father lived by the ideals "Life is a wonderful ride: nowhere does it say it has to be fair" and "if I find challenges, then I find a way or make a way".

He was without much formal education. My birth certificate shows him as "soldier" having been a tradesman butcher and a capable farrier. I knew him as a hard working (sugar cane) farmer, bushman, reader, mentor, leader, orator and "one who loved his fellow man".

Dad lost a leg at 59 ("No worries, mate"): I lost two at 58. (I leave my refrain to your imagination).

Like his, my life is a total adventure. In periods of plenty or in tougher times, I neither rest nor think of giving up. I indulge no concert of "retirement".

I am far from being "put out to pasture", nor am I "past my use by date". I have plans.

The best is yet to come.


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Lynn B. Friedman
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Dear Larry -
YEP! I agree!
Being happy is a choice and I remind myself of that EVERY time that I write on AR by saying, "HAVE A HAPPY DAY" before I sign my name! Actually my usage came from an Abraham Lincoln quotation, "A person is [just] about at happy as he makes up his mind to be."
Have a happy day -

Nov 15, 2011 08:23 PM #1
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Larry  A person is as happy as they chose to be!

Nov 15, 2011 08:55 PM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Very wise man your Dad was have such a positive attitude, I'm sure the best is yet to come. 

Nov 15, 2011 10:14 PM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Attitude marks your thinking. Between stimulus and repsonse man has the power to choose. May more think like you! Enjoy your day!

Nov 16, 2011 05:54 AM #4
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Well said, Larry. A very positive attitude can help anyone have a happy, productive life. You have listed meny good points to remember. 

Nov 16, 2011 07:09 AM #5
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Larry, Sorry that I am slow commenting -- I missed your post earlier and today I was wondering where you had been.  It looks like you are here after all with another motivating post. I truly believe that we all need to make the most of life.

Nov 22, 2011 07:12 AM #6
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Larry ~ Yes indeed! Happiness, any state of mind is a choice. Beautiful post.

Nov 23, 2011 02:58 AM #7
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Larry, I had missed this post until this morning and am so thankful that I did find it.  This is one of the most sincere, sweet and positive posts I have read and what a pleasure it was to read it on Thanksgiving morning.  I, too, choose to be happy! 

Nov 24, 2011 12:03 AM #8
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Larry, I am sure that your family and friends are happy to share your life everyday.

I hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with blessings and happiness.

Nov 24, 2011 07:29 AM #9
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

All - Thanks for your kind words and thoughts. I shared Thanksgiving with my wife and our cats. Christie is educating me on this Holiday. Somehow we ended up with a huge turkey and CL made heaps of food incl 6 types of pie. By my calculation we should be through the food by Easter 2012. We used the resting period after the food reminiscing about the blessing in our lives. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 25, 2011 02:37 AM #10
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