What Would YOU Choose To Do.

Hello, hello,

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What a fabulous sunny day it is.  Wonderful!

It is a shame that I will have to spend a large part of it re-glossing the paintwork in Mr T’s old bedroom again.

I don’t really mind though, because it will look so much better when it is finally done.

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Do you ever sit and think …’if I had the unlimited money and the time, what would I actually choose to do today?’

I often do and sometimes I am surprised to find that I would do exactly what I am going to do anyway!

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You should try it.

I expect that it could be a form of agreeing with the old saying that ‘money cannot buy you happiness.’

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In many ways I would disagree with that upon the grounds that I would like to do my own shopping and see!

Also, that if you are going to be sad, then money allows you to be sad in comfort.

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What it can do is, provide a lot of fun, and fun is a grand thing indeed.

But, of course, fun is also something you get free too.

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As you may have gathered, I am not particularly energetic, except for walking, but as that is totally natural and needs no spacial clothing or training, then perhaps that does not count.

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I used to love running along the country roads and riverbanks with Big H some years age but I had problems with fibroids for several years and had no energy at all, so I had to stop.

I do not think that I will start that again because I have friends who ran continually and now a lot of them have knee problems.

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Of course it may be that you can blame the problems on running on unyielding surfaces such as concrete, instead of on more natural surfaces.

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I was sad to see the varicose veins that Clint Eastwood, a devoted runner, developed as he got older, and wondered if they were due to the constant pounding or whether it was a genetic weakness, or just bad luck.

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What I do like about him, is his in-your-face attitude about them.  It is like ‘ I have this problem, It is not pretty but I am not going to hide it.  Get used to it!’

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When I was young, Clint began his career as a known star, in a television series called Rawhide. He played the part of Rowdy Yates.  He was beautiful.

The answer to The Great Game Question is, and probably always will be, a YES.

Possibly even to The Second Question, but I am not sure.  I always seem to have a problem with that one!

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To get back to our original conversation.

Today, I think that I would have liked to fly to Paris, shop a lot in designer stores, have a wonderful lunch, go to look in some junk shops, have a private supper with champagne on a balcony overlooking the river and then dance.

Wake up the next morning, have breakfast on the balcony and watch the city, and then fly back home.

That would be way cool.

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As you will have noticed, not much culture there.

Lots of food, drink, and shopping, but not very highbrow.

Perhaps I am a bit of a Visigoth, but I am not a one for spending days trailing around to stand in queues to look at things.  I much prefer to wander about aimlessly, and see the people and the wonderful ‘things that need capturing’ within my mind’s eye, as they appear.

More of a voyeur of life than a doer, in many ways.

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What would you choose to do at this moment if the world was your lobster.  Money no object.

Perhaps you will find that you are lucky enough to want to do exactly what you had intended to do anyway.

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If I ask Big H the question, the answer always seems to involve a long journey that will end in fishing.

For instance, his favourite one is to go to some ‘flats’ in the sea near Florida and fish for something called Bone Fish.

It takes all sorts doesn’t it!

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However, although money can buy fun, it cannot buy you people who truly love you because they want to, or good health, or happiness.

It cannot give you a good night’s sleep, or peace of mind.

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As long as you can pay the bills, enjoy the life you have  to the  max.

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Start by having a first class day today.

‘Cos I shall.

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JX.

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