Do It for Your Self

“Do it for your self.”

wedding partyJoy and I added this phrase to our shared cache of personal codes nearly three decades ago. Like most of the phrases in our cache, this one reminds us instantly of an experience we shared and how we felt about what we were doing at the time. Joy or I will toss out out one of these lines to telegraph our response to something happening in the present.

For instance, in late March I told Joy that I was going to buckle down and do the taxes. Joy’s response was, “Do it for your self.” In other words, “That’s the last thing you would choose to do.”

You had to be there, right? So, let me tell you the story. Continue reading “Do It for Your Self”