Christopher Muggridge

Sometimes I have thoughts.

Sometimes I post these thoughts on my website for you to read. Sometimes you read them. This is generally referred to as "Blogging", which should not be confused with "Flogging", an activity I do not perform for free. Unlike my Blogging.

November 9, 2017
A dog and a coffee

Learning To Walk

Things have been a little rough for me lately and I haven't been posting much. With the weather turning colder, I haven't done much walking or taking photos either. I knew I had been getting about town quite a bit on my travels, but except for sharing it on Facebook, I didn't think anyone would notice.

Yesterday, the sun was out so I decided to go for a short stroll while I could. On my walk, I was approached by a man I had never met and he motioned for me to take out my earphones (I'm always listening to music while I walk). When I did, he smiled and said "I'm learning to walk like you." At first I thought I had misheard him. Then I considered the possibility that he was making fun of me for some random reason. When he said it a second time however, he seemed genuine and gave me another smile before he continued on. I put my earbuds back in and resumed my walk. I'm still not sure what to make of the experience, but I am leaning towards it being a positive one. At least, I hope it wasn't the first time he had ever seen me and simply wanted to make fun of the way I walk.

Too cold for me this morning, so some home made coffee and a small dog in front of a window will have to do.

A song to look out the window to: The Wallflowers "One Headlight".

November 7, 2017

Respect Yourself

Throughout your lifetime you will encounter people who will do their best to belittle, disrespect, and demean you. Don't let one of them be you.

November 7, 2017

The Sound Of Silence

Sometimes there is nothing left to say, but you keep talking because you're afraid of what you will hear in the silence.

November 7, 2017

Life’s Fine Line

There is a fine line between what you make of life and what it makes of you. The difference is, only one of you cares about the outcome.

November 7, 2017

Happy

Be happy with what you get or get what you need to be happy. Either way, it's the happy part that you need to pay attention to.

November 7, 2017

Take Charge

No one else is in charge of your happiness.

November 7, 2017

There Will Always Be

There will always be those who don't like you no matter how good a person you are. Of course, there will always be those who refuse to cover their mouth when they cough. You'll be much happier if you just avoid them both.

November 7, 2017

Respect

Respect is faster earned when you give it to others first.

November 7, 2017

Much Better Off

Sometimes we get what we need, not what we want, and we're much better off for it.

November 7, 2017

Idiom Conflict

The idiom that "just because you can do something doesn't mean you should", too often conflicts with other important words to live by, such as "do what makes you happy". Like farting in crowded elevators and pointing to the person beside you. That stuff is just too funny to take off the table.