Weed smokers are laid back and easy going people WHEN they have weed. When they run out..watch out.
Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
Worry and Stress
"Make plans but don’t plan results." This is a simple phrase cautioning us against unnecessary worry and stress.
If our plans involve other people, we would be wise to work joyfully toward realizing our dreams, but we should not expect or worry if others do not want the same goals. Nor should we worry if others are not as enthused about our ideas as we are. We know, by applying the Serenity Prayer, that we can only change ourselves; we cannot force changes in others.
Another cause of unnecessary stress in planning results comes from our ingrained habit of regarding ourselves as inadequate. All too often, those of us who make plans give up on ourselves when we predict the outcome of our dreams on the basis of our past experiences. We falsely conclude that because we failed or felt empty in the past, we’ll most certainly not succeed in the future; thus, we quit too soon and rationalize our resignation with a “Why bother to try?” attitude.
TODAY I will make plans but not plan results. I will work out my plan, one day at a time, knowing that my past performance is NOT an infallible indicator of my present or future success. I will look forward with hope, not despair.
A good tech is worth the money. Plenty of people get paid for nothing in this buisness. Money spent on a good crew who secures your live show and preserves the quality of the show for the fans is money well spent.
When I lay my head down at night I know that I did a service for any money I receive. That I worked and sacrificed something to have it. I did not steal it, manipulate it from anyone. I did a job. That feels good. I respect people who work for what they have. The ones that take and take and don’t have a clear picture of what service they actually provide to get that money….Shame on you and if you can still sleep at night, well then your worse than I thought.
Hitting the sack- long day. Some days you have certain conversations that reveal a lot of truth. Sometimes it can be an ugly truth. Good or bad it’s explains where you stand with the other person. I learned something valuable today. That some individuals you come across will never allow a sensible dialouge to take place. With some people they are not capable of showing mutual respect and their condescending tones shut off compassion and progress.
I’m thankful for my family- I’m thankful for the brotherhood of my band and that I can confide in them and lean on them out here when conflict arises in life. We have spent many years together and we have had our share personal issues but always stand up for each other in the end. Today they helped me more than they know. And a guy who I worked very close with stood by me today. It feels good to have that in life. That someone takes enough time to know you well enough that they support you always and you can’t wait for the time where they will need you.
That wins- always. So if your lucky enough to have that type of bond with anyone I suggest you keep them close and always stay honest with them. So today ended up being a good day- I saw the two sides of people, the not so pleasent and the family sticks together side. So yeah- today was good.
God bless- and always try to grow, never stop trying to be a better person. I still have a long way to go. But I’m working on it.