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Friday, truth or tale…

Something new for Friday.
I will write a story that will be truth or tale.
Some stories will be 100% truth (or close to it) others will be 100% tale.
Most will be a little bit of both.
You can decide where the story belongs.

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Fifty was her favorite birthday. As a child, she did what she was told, as a teen she rebelled, as a young woman she was sad and lost. But at fifty, she felt like she finally knew who and what she was meant to be.  It was a lovely liberation from the chains of the past.

It was like she was at last free of the cocoon that held her prisoner for so long. She decided to mark the day in a special way. She got a tattoo of a butterfly! A butterfly just beginning to open its wings to take flight. Perfect!

Posted in 5 Lines or Less, challenge, In Other Words, whatever!

In Other Words, sunset…

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SUNSET

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In Other Words

Posted in Monday Musings, whatever!

Monday Musings…

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Our fears are more numerous than our dangers,
and we suffer more in our imagination
then in reality.
Seneca

I think this is true for most people.  I know my imagination can run amok at times.  It is smart to give thought to what we are doing and where we are going but we do have to be careful not to let the negative “maybe’s” take over. I am guilty of that but I am better than I used to be in controlling those crazy maybe’s. There are a lot of scary “what if’s” and “could happen’s” in life but there are also lots of wonders and delightful surprises.

Bad things can happen but more often good things happen.


Posted in Jack, news, whatever!

Jack jabbering…

Hi People, it’s me, Jack!                                                    

jackbored.jpgI am sooooooooooo bored.  What can I say?  Mama is not paying me any attention. That makes her boring. Plus she hasn’t been on the computer which is weird. She says she needs a break because she has stuff to do.  As far as I can tell that means she eats and reads…all the time.  Oh, she has a to-do list.  So far one thing of a gazillion has been marked off.

She said I could write this update. I had to threaten her with not nice scratches. Anyway, she said to tell you she will be back on April 1. I think that’s something called April Fool’s Day for people. I don’t think she is a Fool but I’ve been wrong about her before…like the time she oh so generously put treats in the cage…but that’s a story for another time.

Hope your days are better than what’s not going on here.  I gotta go now Teddy is eating and that means he will eat everything in his bowl and mine!

jack

 

 

Posted in Monday Musings, quotes, whatever!

Monday Musings…

“Our fears are more numerous than our dangers,
and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality.”
Seneca

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I have a pretty active imagination and most of the time that’s a good thing. I like to daydream and let my imagination run free and those are wonderful times that make me laugh and I’m happy. But there are times when my fears get the best of me and if I am not careful I can end up with a major anxiety attack.

I don’t know why I let fear take over.  Maybe it partly comes from when I was a child and told all the bad things that could or would happen if I did or didn’t do something. My parents were the kind of people and that tended to see the dark clouds and not the sun. I guess they were trying to protect me from the bad things of life.  Of course, bad stuff happens to everyone. No one gets a free pass to the good life.

Now that I am old my fears don’t usually beat me up.  I am a survivor.  I have learned that even in bad times there is good to be found though sometimes you have to search through the muck to find it.

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