Friday, June 14, 2013

Make Things Happen


I’ve always had trouble remembering some things, like combinations and license plate numbers, pin numbers and phone numbers. When the state I lived in changed there numbering system for license plates to three letters and then three numbers I complained that I had just memorized the last one after several years trying. "Well, I said give me one I can remember." The clerk handed me a plate and said, “ this one is easy Kiss Mom and Dad at 430  I hated to give up that number when we moved again! But with that plate we started a license plate game as we traveled. The winner was the one who came up with the best phrase- we assigned words to the letters. The last one we had was Just Zebra Stripes.  I never could remember the numbers. They didn’t make sense in a sentence. Yesterday we got our new license plate since we moved to a different state. MTH.
I decided to make this my new mantra-“Make Things Happen!
I am in a new city, and nobody knows who I am! I can be anyone I want, any personality I choose. Wow! I can reinvent myself. Instead of a quiet, shy introvert; I can be an outgoing, friendly introvert. Well you can’t change everything about your basic personality.
One of my new goals is to find out about my husband’s family history. He was a late child to older parents so most of his extended family is gone. But with websites giving us opportunities to see vital statistic records we can look for his family. Previously we walked down the streets where his mother grew up and then the street his father lived on as a teenager. But going back a generation is harder. Who were his grandparents? How many uncles and aunts were there and what did they like to do? I really wish there was an email service between this world and the next. Wouldn’t it be fun to write to someone who has passed on and ask them questions, get to know their opinions?
I guess I should learn a lesson from this and write a journal for my grandchildren so they will get to know me. Another thing to make happen.
What are you going to make happen this month?

1 comment:

lap said...

I think I'd better know my neighbors better. We're all friends but I guess I've been out of touch for awhile. One set had already sold their house and was on the last load of carrying boxes out when I noticed they were moving. Another neighbor said today, I guess you've noticed our son isn't here anymore. He is doing so much better in Prescott, AZ. I didn't know he was gone. I'm not a nosy type, but I guess I'm not neighborly either.