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There is no…

In Other Words

“There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.”
Jerome K  Jerome

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Goals and prizes…

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“Striving for excellence motivates you,
striving for perfection demoralizes you.”
Harriet Braiker

stairway-828883_640I can’t say I strive for excellence or that it motivates me.  I just want to be good.  Not goody-two-shoes-good, but positive and poised, honorable and honest, courteous and compassionate, friendly and faithful, genuine and good.  I’m fine with being average and though I do think excellence is something we can achieve if we work hard and accept help along the way it’s just not a part of my life agenda.

goal-991460_640I certainly don’t strive for perfection so I am not demoralized by it.  I am trying to be the best me I can be and as hard as I try I am far from perfect. However, I believe the older I get the closer I get to being perfect.  I believe perfection is what we can aspire to but cannot realize in this life for when perfection is realized it is done.

Excellence is the goal. Perfection is the prize.

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The fire within…

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The Fire Within

She looked at the crowd and was frightened but knew she had to speak up against the violence and destruction all around her, she had to find the courage to fight them, not in their way but her way.  There was a fire in her for love and equality that she could not deny and she knew when she spoke out against the hate and bigotry she was witnessing there would be repercussions, but she stood her ground and had her say.  She had no choice but to take the flame and light the fire in others to spread the message of love and equality for everyone everywhere.

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Striving for excellence…

In Other Words

“Striving for excellence motivates you,
striving for perfection demoralizes you.”
Harriet Braiker

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All mad and pouty…

Teddy is in a mood.
I am not sure why.
Maybe because his dish is empty,
or because I made him get out of the bathtub
so I could take a shower, or because it is hot and the a/c
is on and the door is closed and he can’t go outside, or
maybe because I wouldn’t give him any of my ice cream.
Maybe it is something else.
I don’t know why but he is definitely in a
!MOOD!

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But doesn’t he look cute all mad and pouty?

I have been very dull of late, because of the heat I think.
It could be making my brain sweat and swelter
and rendering it unable to think properly.

Thank you, Teddy, for giving me something
for Tuesday Chatter and for making me smile.
♥ He makes me happy.

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Being scared…

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Mary Schmich

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No, thank you!
I have no interest in doing something every day that scares me.
In fact, I have no interest in doing something that scares me, ever.
I’ll do something that makes me anxious. I think that happens every day.
But do something that scares me…on purpose?  I think not.

In my misspent youth, I did scary things all the time.
I was not the smartest one out there.
I didn’t know how scary it was out there until I came back to earth.
Sometimes my head is in the clouds and my mind wanders
but my feet are firmly planted and do not stray to scary places.
And that’s the way I like it!

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