Every day is a new beginning. Smile, and start again.

every day is a new begining

There are so many reasons to wake up and be grateful for what you have instead of grumbling and longing for the things you don’t. In other words, the grass greener where you are, you just have to water the lawn. Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile, and start again.

My father, Noel (also known as Bard Grandpa), used to tell me to

Get up and smell the coffee

And a thousand other positive things. My dad lived through World War II, starvation, and lost his father when he was very young. Then somehow found a way to pack up his bags and immigrate to the United States with all six children (including bard dad when he was 13). So when Noel said to do something, we usually listened because he was rarely wrong. he would download Bard Grandad Wisdom, in buckets full.

So following in his spirit, let’s explore the reasons to be happy with your life, even if awful things have happened, even if you feel down.

The future is a mystery, the past is history, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present.

The Mystery of Time: Gifts, Histories, and Unsolved Puzzles

Ah, the future, that grand and mysterious void where all our forgotten socks and lost pens must surely reside. It’s an enigma wrapped in a riddle, dressed in tomorrow’s fashion (which, let’s face it, we’ll never quite pull off).

Then there’s the past, a colorful history filled with hairstyles we regret, texts we shouldn’t have sent, and that one dance move we thought was cool. History, indeed.

But today, dear reader, today is a gift, wrapped in the sparkling paper of opportunity and tied with a bow of “let’s not talk about yesterday.” And that’s why we call it the present. It’s the kind of present that doesn’t come with a gift receipt, so no exchanges or refunds. You’re stuck with it, much like that fruitcake from Aunt Edna.

So let’s untie the ribbon and embrace the now, for tomorrow is uncertain and yesterday is, well, the best left forgotten. And who knows? If we dig deep enough into the present, we might just find those socks and pens, and embrace who we are, even after sending those regrettable snaps.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Weathering Life’s Storms: A Guide to Dancing in the Rain

Bard dad sons dancing in the rain and loving it.
Bard Dad Sons Dancing In the Rain and Loving it

Let’s face it, life’s storms are a bit like that friend who shows up unannounced with a tuba. You’re never quite prepared, and you’re not sure what to do with it. But waiting for it to pass? Boring!

The solution? Dance in the rain, of course! Just grab those galoshes, throw on a poncho, and get ready to salsa with every splash. My friend used to say that thunder are just the applause of angels who admire your moves. No sure if It’s safe to dance in a thunderstorm, but its fun in a warm rain and hilarious when it’s cold. I have videos of my kids, running around barefoot in a snowstorm, don’t get me wrong, they didn’t last long, but they laughed most of the time as mom served them hot chocolate.

Now, dancing in the rain isn’t just about getting wet; it’s a philosophy. It’s about turning a Monday into a fun day. It’s finding joy in the puddles and rhythm in the raindrops.

Just remember, it’s not about how well you dance. After all, the rain doesn’t judge, and the clouds don’t care. It’s about making the most of a soggy situation.

So next time a storm comes your way, don’t hide inside with a cup of cocoa. Get out there and waltz with the weather. You might just find that life’s showers are a shower of blessings – or at the very least, a good excuse to buy a fancy umbrella.

Don’t count the days; make the days count.

The Days’ Rebellion: Making Days Count Instead of Counting Them

You might think that days are simple, linear things, patiently waiting to be counted like ducks in a row. But no! Days have ambitions, aspirations, and dreams. They would rather not be counted; they want to be made to count!

Counting the days is like telling them, “Hey, you’re just a number to me.” But making them count is turning to each day and saying, “You, Monday, are going to be a Magnificent Monday, filled with motivation and muffins!” (Bard dad loves muffins, especially chocolate ship)

When all else fails, have a dance off.

Bard dad
When the world throws you lemons its time to have a dance off

Imagine if you treated your days like a team of superheroes, each with its unique power. Tuesday is no longer just the day after Monday; it’s “Terrific Tuesday,” ready to tackle anything with tenacity and a touch of tango.

This is what “Don’t count the days; make the days count” means. It’s not about tallying them up like a boring inventory of time but empowering them to be champions of your life.

As the world-famous day-trainer Muhammad Ali once said, “Don’t count the days; make the days count.” He knew that the path to greatness wasn’t about keeping track of time but about infusing each moment with purpose and passion.

So next time you find yourself counting down the days to the weekend, stop and give them a pep talk instead. Assign them a mission, a character, a dance move. Who knows, with the right encouragement, Wednesday might just become “Witty Wednesday,” full of wisdom, waffles, and whimsical adventures.

Remember, the days don’t want to be counted; they want to be counted on! Make them count, and they’ll make you proud.

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.

Uncertainty’s Gala: The Unnamed Chapters of Life

Embracing uncertainty is like going to a masquerade ball without knowing the theme. You arrive dressed as a pirate, only to discover it’s a formal event. But you know what? That’s fine because you end up being the life of the party!

Why do some people get embarrassed when they make a mistake, but others turn their mistakes into a funny story they tell over and over again. I think the reason is, we’re all living the same life. It’s what we make of it that matters. Standing out like a purple cow in a field filled with Bland can make you outstanding.

Life’s most beautiful chapters often come without a title, kind of like an unknown track on your favorite band’s album. These chapters are the mystery thrillers in the book of our lives, filled with plot twists, unexpected characters, and cliffhangers that even the most seasoned authors couldn’t think up.

It’s like ordering the “chef’s surprise” at a gourmet restaurant. Sure, there’s a chance you might get served snails in garlic butter, but you might also discover a new favorite dish! Embracing uncertainty is about savoring the snails and applauding the artichokes.

In the words of the legendary J.K. Rowling, the author who wrote Harry Potter

“The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them. Uncertainty opens the doors to these unseen wonders.”

J.K. Rowling,

So, the next time life presents you with a foggy path, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of not knowing. Put on your pirate hat or your Victorian gown, order the chef’s surprise, and dance in the rain of uncertainty. Because, in the end, the chapters without titles might turn out to be the most memorable stories in your epic adventure.

Just remember, uncertainty is not the villain; it’s the quirky side character that adds flavor to your journey. Embrace it, befriend it, and watch as it transforms the mundane into the magical.

The Moral ????

Keep your eyes open to the beautiful things that each day can bring, keep your hope alive. Because the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

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Just a little boy from Ireland, who became a staunch American while raising three boys, creating three companies, and being married for 30 years
Author: Barddad
Just a little boy from Ireland, who became a staunch American while raising three boys, creating three companies, and being married for 30 years