attitude · life · weather · whatever!

Thursday thoughts…

The weather is the weather.
You have to deal with whatever is out there.
Matt Cassel

Yesterday it rained all day. Not a nasty kind of rain, a nice rain. It was cool, but with no wind, just lots of low grey clouds and rain. It was a good day for looking out the window and daydreaming. I didn’t complain about the weather. Really, what good would that do other than to make me cranky?

And for some unknown reason it made me want to get something off my to-do list. So, that’s what I did. I went through piles of papers that needed to be sorted. Some papers were trash and to the trash they went. But there were a lot of papers that need to be kept and they got filed. I really don’t know why most of them must be kept, but I have been told to keep them and so I do. Anyway, that meant the files needed to be sorted through. And I did it! The “clean up papers and files” on the to-do list is done and scratched off. You know that feels good!

But back to the weather. Weather is what it is. No point in complaining about it. Last summer I complained everyday about the heat and humidity. Did it change anything? No. Well, it did change my usual easy going happy self into someone I didn’t like. Most of the summer was miserable, not because of the weather but because of my attitude. So, I have decided that like my files, my attitude will be clean and neat, with the worthless thrown out and the needed stuff kept. I may need a reminder of this in July and August.

If I write negatively,
someone should send a comment reminding me
of what I have written today.

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attitude · life · treasure · whatever!

Monday musings…

Your living is determined not so much by
what life brings to you as by
the attitude you bring to life;
Not so much by what happens to you as by
the way your mind looks at what happens.
Khalil Gibran

Sometimes life is good and sometimes it’s bad. Sometimes it is beautiful and sometimes it’s ugly. Whatever our lives are like at any given time is pretty much up to us. How we act, or react, to the happenings in life makes a difference.

In bad and ugly times we can yell and scream, we can hide and cry, feel sorry for ourselves and be miserable. Or we can call and ask for help, get up and work on solutions to the problems and be productive. Most importantly, we must remember that we made it through tough times before, and not only survived but are stronger and smarter than we were. The good and beautiful life will return with all its happiness and joy.

The good and beautiful life is a treasure. Granted, sometimes that treasure gets hidden under a lot of trash and it takes determination to find it again. And when we find it again we may have to do some work to get it back to what it was. In truth, difficult times help us understand the worth of the treasure.

Bottom line:
It’s all about attitude.

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life · normal · whatever!

Monday musings…

If you are always trying to be normal
you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

When I was a kid I wanted to be normal.
I wanted to fit in.
I wanted be like the other kids.
I was miserable

When I was a young adult I wanted to be normal.
I wanted to fit in.
I wanted to be like the other young adults.
I was miserable.

When I was in my 50’s I knew I wasn’t normal.
I knew I wanted to just be me.
I knew I didn’t want to be like everyone else.
I was okay.

Then I got older and knew I was still not normal.
I knew I still wanted to just be me
I still knew I wasn’t like everyone else.
I was okay.

Today I don’t want to be normal.
I want to just be who I am.
I want to be amazing.
I am happy.



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complaining · life · rant · whatever!

Thursday thoughts…

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child,
before you understood the meaning of any word,
before opinions took over your mind.
The real you is loving, joyful, and free.
The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind,
just like the ocean, just like the sun.
Miguel Angel Ruiz

Well, it still is Thursday, but not for long.
I have been trying to get this written all day and now
I am determined to see it through to the finish!
So, here goes.

The day started out as usual. I got up late. I would have gotten up even later but Teddy insists on having breakfast before nine am. Then as usual I read the paper and did the puzzles and had something to eat. Isn’t this just too interesting? Anyway…

I got dressed and thought I would write today’s post. I thought for a while and came up with nothing So, I took a walk. While walking I started complaining. About what you ask? There was nothing making me happy, every little thing was worthy of a complaint. It was too windy, which was strange because I like windy days. It was not just too hot, but humid and muggy. Seems Spring is giving in to Summer already. The pollen was bad and I started coughing and sneezing. I hate that. I couldn’t find a station on Pandora that I wanted to listen to, the neighborhood scenery was boring. I think you get the picture.

When I came home I turned the laptop on and got lost in the internet waste land. Took around an hour to find my way back to the real world. Time for lunch. Had a grilled cheese sandwich. While eating I complained about wasting time wandering the ‘net and about how boring my sandwich was and that the iced tea was weak. Ok, moving on.

After lunch I gave some thought to cleaning. That didn’t make me happy so I decided to read a couple of chapters of the book I started last night. Then I took a nap. The phone woke me up. It was one of those recorded messages trying to get me to list my condo for sale. Not gonna happen!

Supper time. I watch Netflix when I have supper. Right now I am watching the Sherlock series. It’s pretty good but I did complain that I have a hard time hearing the TV and Sherlock talks way too fast! Then I did the dishes. I can’t stand having a messy kitchen. Oh, by the way my dishwasher isn’t working…something else to complain about.

And now I am here. When looking for a quote for inspiration I found the one at the top above the cat picture. It sure made me stop and consider my day. What a silly way to spend the day! Complaining about every little thing. I have nothing real or of any consequence to blabber about. I have a good life. A happy life. A life filled with love and joy and freedom. I was such an ungrateful brat all day. I promise that is not my usual self. Obviously, I had an off day that needs to be put in the trash can of regret for being a….well you know what.

So there you have it my Thursday thoughts.
I will try to do better with my Monday musings.
Tomorrow will be wonderful!

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lessons · life · memories

Monday musings…

The past has no power over the present moment.
Eckhart Tolle

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I woke up about 4am this morning and could not go back to sleep. Why? Because I started thinking about something that happened many years ago. I could not stop thinking about it, and it upset me to the point I wanted to scream!

I was given some advice by someone I trusted. I did what I was told to do and it was a mistake. A big mistake! The part that upsets me is that I didn’t agree with the advice and yet I followed it. My inner self told me it wasn’t the best option, that what I wanted to do was right. Still, this person was a professional with lots of experience and I was just learning.

I know now to follow my intuition, but back then I was unsure of myself and was looking for someone else to solve my problem. The problem last night was that I was angry, not just with my advisor but more so with myself. I don’t often lose sleep over this anymore and when I do it is upsetting.

Silly, isn’t it? It is over and done and life has gone on. I have survived and flourished in spite of the bad advice and my inexperience. It has taken a lot of determination and hard work and I have come to the understanding that I am to learn from my mistakes, to put the past where it belongs, and to live in the present. Usually, I don’t let the past bother me to the point of sleepless nights, but sometimes I forget my own good advice.

I rarely think about this anymore but when I do…
let’s just say I am less than my best self.
Grrrrrr.

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life · Monday Musings · thoughts

Monday musings…

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
Buddha

I believe we become what we think about ourselves.

Think negative thoughts and you will be unhappy, downtrodden, lonely, and weak. You will find yourself alone, with only casual acquaintances who cannot or will not help you when you need support. Think positive thoughts and and you will be uplifted, encouraged, loved, and strong. There will always be true friends who care about you and they will be there for you when and where you need them.

We all have times that are not the best of times and we are not at our best, the super-negatives. And we all have our times of elation when we are beyond over the rainbow, the ultra-positives. Those times are just part of life. Happenings that come along once in a while. Those times come and go.

We all have good and bad things that happen. Over time, how we respond and react to those things will determine who and what we become. Some people will become a Scrooge and some will become a Pollyanna. But if you put some thought, time, and effort into how you think you won’t be an over the top pain in the butt, you will just be the very best that you can be.

So, what’ll it be?
Scrooge or Pollyanna?
The best You?

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