1. the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important.


Some of life’s lessons have to be learned the hard way….it would seem to be the only way for the most important ones.

In several life situations, I have found that my priorities don’t always match up with other people’s priorities.  It’s not for me to say where someone else’s focus should be, but when you’ve entered into an agreement with someone and they don’t consider that agreement to be a priority, it’s hard to overlook.

I understand that some people’s lives are much busier than mine.  But when I put a directed effort toward fulfilling an agreement I’ve made and others don’t respond in-kind, it’s difficult to continue to put forth that same effort.  I know I’m powerless over others, but I do need to examine whether it’s in my best interest to continue my involvement with certain people, places, and things.

That’s not to imply that others are wrong and I am right, but the fact is some things in life just don’t work out the way you might have hoped and planned.  When others are inconsistent with following through, perhaps it’s a detour sign telling me to focus my energies in another direction.

So for today, I’ll continue to do the next right thing, look forward to other opportunities, and know that some parts of life no longer serve any beneficial purpose and perhaps were never meant to be what I thought they might.


David Lee


Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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