Who inspired your philosophy of life?
August 8, 2019

garden for the blog“Are you sure about this?”

That’s what my attorney wondered after I handed him a check for thousands of dollars. Darrell and I were taking someone to court, someone who wanted me to do some work for him in exchange for some money. After I’d done the work, he had second thoughts about the money. Which is, as they say, not a cool time to have second thoughts about the money.

There were no guarantees I’d get the money, and a better-than-zero chance I’d not only lose it but also lose what I was handing the attorney.

Hence the question.

I smiled big. Then I said, “Oh, yes.” I was sure. “It’ll be fun,” I added. “We’ll learn a lot.”

He laughed. “That’s a good way to look at it,” he said.

No kidding. “That’s a good way to look at life,” I thought. And from that moment on, that’s what I did. That’s how I looked at life. See. I already had something for our money!

I asked my attorney if he’d heard what Garrison Keillor supposedly said, that nothing bad ever happens to a storyteller. It’s grist. He hadn’t heard that, but thought it was great. He told me we had a healthy way of looking at the process. Maybe we’d be surprised. Maybe something good would happen. Isn’t that the reason we get up in the morning?

Next up, the exciting conclusion of How My Attorney Inspired My Philosophy of Life.