#3 – Everything in moderation
This is one of my grandpa’s favorite sayings. He’s 84 years old so he should know. This can be applied to almost anything; working, eating, or even playing.
Sometimes people work so hard at something they forget to stop and see if it’s working. Or they do it so much, it gets boring or old and then they can’t stand to do it anymore. It might have been the best idea but they didn’t know how to keep things in perspective and not overdo it.
The same things happens with me and fun stuff. Even though I have limits on how long I can play on the computer or play video games, sometimes even playing fun things too much can be a bad thing.
I bet everyone could find something that they’ve overdone at least once in their life. Then think how much better it would have been if you had just done it in moderation. Something to think about as my grandpa says.
Another thing that’s much better in moderation is SNOW. I had lots of fun at my grandparents’ farm in North Dakota during Christmas digging out a snow fort in a very large snow bank. (Check Dec. 30 post for those pictures and story.) We spent quite a long time making it big enough for three people to fit into and it was really cool in more ways than one. But after we left to come home, they’ve had one blizzard after another. Grandma sent me a picture of what used to be my fort. As you can see, it’s totally covered up with several feet of new snow. No fort door, no nothing. The snow was too much of a good thing.
Grandpa is sick and tired of plowing out the snow in the yard for hours so he can get to the cattle to feed them hay. He says enough is enough! I guess the weather hasn’t heard his saying, “everything in moderation.”