Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thankful Thursday

"And bad mistakes, I've made a few. I've had my share of sand kicked in my face, but I've come through." -Queen

The above line always makes me smile. Then as I'm smiling like a fool, I begin belting out the chorus. I'm fairly certain drivers of nearby vehicles, since I'm always having a car concert, either laugh or wonder if I'm insane. They probably do both.

This line makes me happy because it's a reminder that we all make mistakes. Yes even the wonderfully talented Freddie Mercury admits to having made some bad ones. I freely profess that I too have made some bad mistakes. Awesomely bad mistakes at that.

And today, I'm thankful for mistakes.

As I may have mentioned in previous posts, I'm hard on myself. I make a mistake and get really bogged down in those thoughts of, "How could you be so dumb?" or "What the heck were you thinking?" Of course, as time passes I look back at these mistakes and think, "Well, I know never to do that shit again."

Sure most of these mistakes aren't too terrible as I'm not in jail or worse, but it's always nice to look back at those mistakes and see just how far I've come or just how much I've learned. It's also great to look at famous mistakes that turned out to be big time wins.

Take silly putty for example. It was a useless glob of glob until someone dude said, "Hey kids will love this useless glob of glob!" I'm using dramatic license here so just go with me. And we all know about penicillin being a big, fat, life saving mistake.

See, don't you feel better now? No use crying over spilled milk. Or moldy bread.

What are you thankful for today?


Greg said...


Jess said...

Can I get an Amen?! Thanks for the reminder.

Megan S. said...

Today I am thankful for this post. Couldn't have come at a more critical time for me. Thanks.

Laura said...

Oh man yes. I constantly say things like that and it drive my hubs nuts. I don't even realize how negative about ME I can be..

TNTcoach Ken said...

If you don't make mistakes then you aren't trying!

Ed said...

I do feel better...holla! (do kids still say that?)

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Thanks for the reminder! :-)

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MAJ said...

Challenges. They make us stronger!

Spike said...

I'm thankful you said shit. That is a good word. What I can't figure out is why some animal shit is deemed worse than others. Confused? Think about it. People will say something really bad (or a poor lie) is horse shit. But nobody ever says that is a load of llama shit.

Michelle Dragoo said...

Aside from this post, and your pic (LOL!) i am thankful for the positive turn my life has taken-more so in knowing I was the one that TURNED that corner. Truly amazing. Love this!

Navy Steve said...

I am thankful that Syracuse won last night!! As for mistakes - we all make them, and then we learn from them. If we let them eat us up, and not try to improve, then we just fade away!

Jason said...

Mistakes are nothing more than life's lessons

THAT being said I would have fired that dumbass that couldn't spell BUMP and then I would have fired the dumbass that hired the dumbass that couldn't spell BUMP.