In Other Words, Spend the afternoon…

In Other Words

“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”
Annie Dillard

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Friday fill-ins and celebrating…

Elizabeth from Silver’s Reviews came up with all four of the fill-ins
for Hilary’s hop Friday Four Fill In Fun at Feeling Beachie.

Here are my fill-ins:

  1. Do you ever wonder what your purpose is in life?
  2. Why would I dye my hair when I like it grey?
  3. Creating something beautiful is not to be taken for granted it is a wonderful gift.
  4. I think that more people need to get a grip and chill, life is too short to be upset.

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 And now to
Celebrate The Small Things

This week I was treated to lunch by a friend.
We don’t get to spend much time together
and this was a special surprise treat.

Work was crazy busy this week but all went well
and lots got done. That’s a great feeling!

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Friday stuff…

Hilary at Feeling Beachie and Patricia at A Season And A Time
came up with his weeks Friday Fill-Ins
and here’s my two cents worth.

  1. I don’t like a messy disorganized office. 
  2. A messy disorganized office makes me not a nice worker bee 
  3. It’s a challenge for me to talk to people I don’t know.
  4. My favorite time to sleep is after I turn off the alarm.IMAG00211.jpg

And now on to
Celebrate The Small Things

Still too hot but not in the upper 90’s so I took walks longer than a couple of blocks.
It has been weeks since I have had a good long walk of an hour or so.
I look forward to getting back into the routine.
Why is easier to get out of the routine than it is to get back into it?

I have the best friends always willing to help me out
and this week was no different.

A co-workers kids came to work with her today.
To have something to do her son made us rubber band bracelets.
So cute.

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In Other Words, “It’s easy to make…

In Other Words

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”
Tom Brokaw

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Failures and tattoos…

In Other Words

“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”
Jon Sinclair

tatI like this analogy.  It states a truth that we often forget.  Failure is not forever. Like a bruise, it hurts when it happens and it can be ugly, but it goes away and in time it is over and done. But if we press on a bruise or continually hit the spot it will get bigger, more sore and tender, and uglier.  Same with failure, if we continually replay it and don’t let it go it will fester and the hurt will never heal.

I know about failure.  I have had lots of it in my life.  Some like little dips in the road and some deep as an abyss.  Some were easy to remedy some will never be completely fixed, but life goes on.  Some went away quickly with no lasting effects and some took a lot of work to get past.  Then there are some that linger in my mind and heart that if I am not careful they could become a bad tattoo, the choice is mine.

I like tattoos. I am sort of a tattoo stalker and there are some beautiful ones, like my butterfly, and there are some that are just ugly and stupid.  A bad tattoo is a failure that really won’t go away.

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Bubbles and comfort zones…

From Her Diary

soap-bubbles-801927_640I have always lived a quiet safe little life and have been happy or so I thought, but lately I have been feeling restless and bored.  Surely, there is more to life than predictable days and uneventful weeks plodding along year after year.  I want to go new places, try new things, meet people who are different than me, have adventures and excitement, and maybe even fall in love. It is going to be hard and I am scared, but I am going to burst the bubble of my comfort zone and go after everything I want in life. Okay, that’s decided and after some more planning and a good nights sleep I will take my first step tomorrow,…maybe.

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Today, I am linking to
In Other Words
the prompt is
Everything you ever wanted is one step out of your comfort zone.”
Anonymous
and
Five Sentence Fiction
the prompt is
BUBBLES

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