One potato…

The sun sets on another day…

As each day passes we are excited and see a grand adventure unfold before us. Each day a jump to the next, we can either hold on to every experience, or choose anther path, but we spend out moments considering and counting our way through our choices, and finding away we enjoy.

I remember playing a game as  a kid to choose teams for now banned games like dodge-ball. If you went through it all it was one potato, two potato, three potato four and we ended up going around and around until one person was chosen or another. The funny thing was, depending on who I played, the potato chant was different. One group may be the one that focuses on the potatoes and the other may have a lot of “you are the very best one” or another fun chant that was made to drag out an inane way to choose your partner. Even more fun was the magically changing lyric that kept going while the person desperately worked out who they wanted and the chant necessary to get them.

In short, random was not random, and at the end of the day, the game was set the way the leader wanted it to be.

Is this how we want life? Is our life so boring that we cannot choose effectively and somewhere down the road, we have ended up with a rigged game?

Maybe we just need to make decisions and enjoy the moments and press our luck just a little. Maybe, just maybe, we need to take control, and find our own happiness, instead of making bad decisions or worse, no decisions at all. 


So as the sun sets on another day, I will enjoy my moments, and love the moments I have. I will laugh, I will love, and I will make the world my dream by making decisions for me. Maybe, just maybe I will find a way to be happy each and every day and maybe, just maybe, I will spread some of that happiness just a little, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and bake your potatoes, don’t let them decide for you…


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