life · non-fiction

Wednesday, word….

lively; animated; spirited

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Vivacious is not me
No, not by a long shot
I am not unhappy
Not the least little bit
Well, maybe now and then
I’m not all that happy
But I get over it
As quickly as I can
I like observing life
In a light-hearted way
Laughter is good for us
It keeps us young at heart
But being vivacious
Is not like me at all
And that is quite okay

naps · whatever!

Monday, musings…

“Happiness is not the absence of problems,
it’s the ability to deal with them.”

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Sometimes, the best way to deal with problems is to take a nap. I often do this. It is a wonder what forty winks can do to solve whatever is bothering you. If nothing else, you feel relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for whatever is to come when you wake up. Or even better, you realize what was bothering you was nothing to worry about anyway.


Monday, musings…

“What do you do with a mistake;
recognize it, admit it, learn from it,
forget it.”
Dean Smith

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We all make mistakes. Some are just little blips, and some are major screw-ups. What we do with our mistakes determines who and what we are. If we don’t face our mistakes and learn from them, we will keep making them.

Mistakes and errors in judgment happen, but they don’t make us failures. When we face our mistakes and do what we can to correct them, we become better people.

I learned this the hard way…with experience.