"How you doin' Jack (or Jill)?" I asked a recreation-center friend last week.
"Same ole, same ole," he said.
"Come on man," I said. "We've got ski season in full swing. That's got to put a spring in your step."
"Probably so," he said. "But I need something new to fire me up."
He begged the question: why do some people find great joy in living while others find endless labor in their lives?
I think many beleaguered people pick up "leftover thinking" much like they eat "leftover" vittles from Thanksgiving. While it may taste all right, it doesn't provide the vibrancy of the initial meal.
President Thomas Jefferson once said, "We've got a wolf by the ears. We can't keep him and we can't let him go. Both options remain dangerous."
In this fast-paced age, we may harbor "leftover thinking" such as "I'm not good enough" or "Am I enough?" or "I don't measure up to others."