Mind forgotten…

Today I am linking to
In Other Words
the prompt is
“I do know my own mind. The trouble is my mind changes and then
I have to get acquainted with it all over again.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery

and

Five Sentence Fiction
the prompt here is
Forgotten

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Over the years, her mind has changed from quick and bright to slow and foggy.  Somehow the connection     between her mind and her life has been lost.  There was a time when she knew her own mind.  These days she needs to be reminded of the simplest things.  Now she sits in her chair puzzled and wondering how can it be she has forgotten who she is.

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Courage to be…In Other Words

 

In Other Words
this week’s prompt is:

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
ee cummings

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Before I accepted the me that I am I was not happy.  Not a happy little girl, not a happy teenager, not a happy young woman.  I wasn’t miserable just not happy.  I was uncomfortable with other people because I was uncomfortable being me.

There were different ways I dealt with my discomfort.  For awhile I was a chameleon.  I just blended in wherever I was being like everyone around me so I wouldn’t stand out or be noticed.

Then I was an actress which is different than being a chameleon. I was a character in the play of my life just saying scripted words to fit the occasion or event.  That was harder than being a chameleon…acting is tough.  Keeping track of the parts you are playing can be exhausting.  During my acting days I was a bit of a rebel, a quiet rebel to be sure, but a rebel all the same. Playing the characters I wanted without thought to consequences.

With whatever persona I used I was an outsider.  I am still an outsider and I am okay with this.  I think most introverts are solitary people.  I have learned to be content with being different. Listening to my own music within.  No longer playing parts or trying to fit in.  Growing up has its pains and becoming who you really are is not for wimps.  It takes courage.

Pet the cat to see the words of others.

Pet the cat to see the words of others.

On Wednesday, the 25th, there will be this quote to write about:

I do know my own mind. The trouble is my mind changes and then
I have to get acquainted with it all over again.
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Three people who made a difference…

I am joining Esther and Jacob at Local Adventurer in their
52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
this week’s prompt is
Express Gratitude to 3 People

I am grateful for three people who made a difference in my life
by caring enough to listen and hear me and help me find answers.

My third grade teacher for sharing her love of books and reading which led to my love of books and reading.  Every afternoon she would turn off the classroom lights and we would put our heads down on our desks and she would read to us for around 15 minutes.  She read the most wonderful stories.  I wanted the stories to go on and on, but we only had that 15 minutes.  When I told her I wanted to hear more she said not to worry because I was learning to read and I would read lots of stories myself whenever I wanted. I am so thankful to Mrs.C for giving time to a little girl was looking for an answer.

Dr. S.  For 30 years, I had gone to doctors trying find an answer to what was happening to my body.  They would do the same tests over and over and shake their heads and tell me I was a hyper person with high anxieties and if I would learn to calm down and relax the problems would go away.  Then I met Dr.S.  He listened to me and asked questions that I had never been asked before.  Then he said I didn’t seem to be a hyper person and he could understand my anxiety because of what I was experiencing physically. There were three relatively simple tests that would give him the info he needed to determine a course of action. The tests were done showing surgery was needed.  He did the surgery and in a couple of months, though not completely gone, the problems are controllable. The most amazing thing was that Dr. S apologized for all the doctors that didn’t listen or take me seriously.  I am thankful for Dr. S for giving me his time and attention and care.

My friend E.  For her patience and prayers and encouragement and love.  She spent time with me, listened to and answered questions, and walked with me as I was finding my way after being lost for so long. She taught me what being a friend is by being a friend.  She taught by example what a life of faith looks like.  I will always be thankful for E’s being a part of my life.

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Filling In and Celebrating…

Hilary at Feeling Beachie and Brooke at Brooke Blogs
have these three statements and a question for us to fill in the blanks for
Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun

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  1. Being a night owl in a rooster world is the pits sometimes.
  2. Do you sometimes stay in your pajamas on the weekend?
  3. Tuna macaroni and cheese with peas and tomato casserole is my comfort food.
  4. Staying home with a book and something chocolate to eat always makes me happy.
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I Celebrate the Small Things this week

It has been cold cold cold the last couple of days, but I have a heater in my office at work that keeps me toasty warm and it is toasty warm at home.

Finally, after several days I got the info I need from the insurance company so I could make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.

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Alone…

I am linking today to
Linda Kay’s Senior Adventures’
Wednesday Wit and Wisdom
For this hop, we find a picture and write a story or poem to go with it.
Here is my story

Alone

walking_awayShe had been alone and lonely for a long time. Then love came rushing in and swept her off her feet.  She was fooled by good looks and promises of forever. For years, she tried to make it work. Now she knows looks can be deceiving, promises broken, and forever ends. She has learned you can be lonely when you are with someone and that is worse than being alone and lonely.

There will be no resolution just acceptance that it is over. Sometimes you just have to walk away. So, that’s what she is doing today, walking away with no looking back.  Standing strong and tall, head held high, she takes her bag and starts walking.  Alone.

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It takes courage…In Other Words

In Other Words

Use the quote or the author as inspiration for a post;
a story…fiction or non-fiction, a poem or memory,
a commentary, opinion or just a picture.
Write something new about 250.-500 words.
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doesn’t matter where…it can be text or logo at the end.
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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are
ee cummings

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