What To Do When Life Throws You A Curve & Farewell David Bowie

Years and years ago, my longtime very dear friend said something to me that has stuck and I have reminded myself many times. “I affirm divine timing in all my thoughts and actions.”

I sometimes remind myself when I am late with a birthday card, present, phone call, forget something, etc., and think about how it could even work out better timing wise that whatever it was was done at the time it was actually done. Perhaps the slightly late present allowed for celebrating more than one time! Perhaps it uplifted someone more to get gifts or cards separated by time than by getting them all at once, and so on. I definitely know that I have noticed that kids, when inundated, by gift after gift after gift on a special day, seem to lose the magic of each and every gift. I also think this can be aided by the adults in slowing them down in the opening and talking about each gift and thanking the giver, etc, prior to moving on to any other gifts. Possibly even taking time to open and play, try on, or enjoy the current gift in several ways before moving on to another one.

So, when life got really busy with work, Mami, Cisco and Mr. Sweetie moving and my blood pressure deciding to take an unhealthy hike for some unknown reason on a daily basis, I simply did not get a post done by my deadline… I did have topic ideas, mostly dealing with change, moving, happily co-housing with family and it’s hard not to mention that the lottery here hit an all time high of over $1 Billion Dollars. I had done some research and further reading on each of those.

Then I heard that music legend, David Bowie, passed away from liver cancer a couple, but I decided to stick with a version of what I had thought – quotes and ideas that keep me inspired during tough times.

Then I opened an email about David Bowie from Musepa and instantly knew that divine timing was visiting me! The post was titled “Life Lessons From David Bowie” (see the full post here) and seemed to be very in sync with what I was thinking of writing about anyway. I am going to share some of the points here, in hopes that they will help remind you of what is important in life and what can help you have the best ride. See what you think.

1. Humor Is Important. I’m always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don’t even take what I am seriously.

2. Never Settle For Less. I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.

3. Find A Way Around Your Limitations. The only art I’ll ever study is stuff that I can steal from.

4. Be A Visionary. The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years.

5. Come To Terms With Your Inner Ghosts. Strangely, some songs you really don’t want to write. I didn’t like writing ‘Heathen’. There was something so ominous and final about itÉthese words were just streaming out and there were tears running down my face. But I couldn’t stop, they just flew out. It’s an odd feeling, like something else is guiding you, although forcing your hand is more like it.

6. Be Humble In Your Greatness. Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I’ve seen on some of the songs that I’ve written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in.

7. Then Again, When You’re Great, Let People Know It. I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody’s talents.

8. Create A Unique Perspective. When I’m stuck for a closing to a lyric, I will drag out my last resort: overwhelming illogic.

9. Fame Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be. Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.

10. Recognize Your Roots. I’m very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn’t think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that’s happening to me. I’m rather surprised at who I am, because I’m actually like my dad!

11. Make The Most Of What Little Time Your Have. As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?

Here is a link you might find entertaining for a tribute done by one of the astronauts on the space station to David Bowie (here).

I hope these thoughts add some new insight into your day and your life. Wishing you all the best!

Blessings to you and thank you for all the loving parenting you do; it makes a better world, one Sweetie at a time.

Hug attached,

Koolma  : )


Do you have quotes, sayings or inspirations that help you lift yourself up in tough moments?  Did David Bowie’s music touch your life in some significant way?

We’d love to hear from you, so please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section so we can help each other; remember, we are all in this together!


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