Originally Posted by Bo Eder
What keeps you going is that those few people also mean the world to you, eh?
It sure helps keep me going sometimes, Bo!
I'm not much for having a detailed, well thought-out philosophy of life, (I'm open, pay attention, and assimilate what I learn, but I have NOTHING figured out yet!) but it seems to me that the life force has to come from within - some people, with all the love and support in the world just don't make it, while others, under the most awful circumstances, survive and even thrive.
Speaking only for myself, I know there are times when knowing someone else needs and loves me helps me face things in life I probably wouldn't otherwise choose to face. But I also don't have the "live to serve" personality either - like Polly, I do things that please me and let me express myself. I just don't entertain any illusions that they are going to have any long-lasting legacy. Those things are for me and the people around me who enjoy them, and they are for now.
And now it's time for me to wade back out - I feel the waters lapping at my chin, and I'm not very tall! lol