Sometimes Life Is Brass!! 


I sugarcoat. I admit it. I always try to think like the character in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. 


Always look on the bright side of life. But that’s not always easy. Sometimes life can be Brass! A favorite quote of mine has always been, ‘Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.’ John Lennon is credited with that quote. And it’s true. 

Cancer, death, taxes, loss of a job, diseases, divorces, friendships even die for a variety of reasons and they are all hard. Life can be Brass!! It can hit us like a low note on a tuba- right in the gut!! 

But we must pick ourselves up and keep going. I brought my wife a bag of kitty liter today at her work. Kitty liter!! Why? Because it helps keep the rabbits out of the resident garden. The icky, gross part of life that no one ever wants to talk about, can be used as fertilizer to grow something new and beautiful!! 

So, sure!! Life can be Brass a lot of times. But don’t let it stop you from truly enjoying the gifts of it. Today it is 91 degrees in West-Central Minnesota. But the sun is shining and the birds are singing as they toil to do what they do. Have you ever taken the time to notice that?! Birds don’t party. Birds don’t stock up things to buy more things. Birds don’t toil away for their wants, they toil for their needs!! And the whole time– they sing. 

So, today, stop and give a whistle. And always look on the bright side of life. 

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