Day 346: More Things That Won’t Kill Me

Yesterday, I posted about things that won’t kill me, and people seemed to enjoy that.

I guess that proves that people are glad to hear that I’m pretty safe.   Also, I assume that people were glad to hear they had a good chance to survive the near future, also.

After I posted yesterday, I thought of lots more examples of things that won’t kill me (despite any fears to the contrary). So without further ado …

More Things That Won’t Kill Me*

by Ann

  1. Being late with a bill payment.
  2. Losing a glove (or hat, umbrella, or other protection from inclement weather).
  3. Saying “no” to an invitation.
  4. Running out of gas.
  5. Losing a cell phone.
  6. Forgetting to take my medication.
  7. Taking my medication.
  8. Mispronouncing, misspelling, or forgetting somebody’s name.
  9. Somebody mispronouncing, misspelling, or forgetting my name.
  10. Breaking unwritten rules.
  11. Breaking written rules.
  12. Taking a bad picture.
  13. Asking for what I want (even if I don’t get it).
  14. The word “love.”
  15. Hurting somebody.
  16. Being hurt.
  17. Writing something mediocre.
  18. Gaining weight.
  19. Goodbyes.
  20. Getting stuck in traffic.
  21. Getting lost.
  22. Having to wait.
  23. Keeping somebody else waiting.
  24. Bugs.
  25. Not knowing the answer to a question.
  26. A bad hair day.
  27. Feeling over-confident.
  28. Feeling under-confident.
  29. Saying too much.
  30. Saying too little.
  31. Saying the wrong thing.
  32. Repeating myself.
  33. Getting too much attention.
  34. Getting too little attention.
  35. Getting older.

Again, some of those (especially that last one) might kill me, but not today.

Did you notice that sometimes I worry about the dire effects of opposite things?  For example,  #27/#28, #29/#30, #33/#34.  That doesn’t really make sense, does it?  I might as well skip those things, entirely.

Here’s another example of that: Yesterday, being late appeared on the list (which was especially appreciated by my faithful reader elizabeth2560)  (and check out her comment, at the end of yesterday’s post, for some very good news about being late). However, sometimes I also worry about being TOO EARLY. And being early won’t kill me, either, which is good, because I’m going to publish this post much earlier than unusual (for reasons relating to my work schedule tomorrow).

So I would like to put this post and myself to bed, but I haven’t included an image yet. While that won’t kill me, either,  I LIKE including photos in these posts.

So let’s see what’s on my trusty iPhone ….

Aha!  Yet another thing that won’t kill me (or anybody else**):



Thanks to elizabeth2560, those who are early and those who are late, neat and messy people everywhere,  and to you — of course!! — for reading today.

* Unlike yesterday’s list, there are no links to previous blog posts, which won’t … well, you know.

** I actually did some fact-checking for this claim, and here it is.

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37 thoughts on “Day 346: More Things That Won’t Kill Me

  1. What a list… remember ther eare many things which won’t kill us, but also make us stronger and learn!

  2. ‘people who are late all the time live longer’ wonderful…

  3. Not only they wouldn’t kill you, but many of them will make you feel really alive!

  4. I found out this week my blog is being “followed” by power bloggers, who only follow me so I’ll follow them. That didn’t kill me. When I checked out one of their sites, I found a link to yours That definitely didn’t kill me and I’m enjoying your posts. I’m sorry I only found your blog near the end of the year, but I’m reading some old posts as well as the new and I really like your subject matter, your style and you. If you stop blogging it won’t kill me but. . . . . . . . . I hope you continue.

    • Thank you so much for this great comment, which did the opposite of killing me. Keep hoping; I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. And I hope you keep reading, because I really appreciate your visits and your comment.

  5. I think it is perfect sense to have “under” and “over” any trait on the list, Ann. You’re just looking for the groove.

    • Mark! This comment gave me a big smile, today. I am neither underestimating nor overestimating my appreciation of you (which is quite substantial). Thanks for sharing your groove, here.

  6. It didn’t kill me to walk to the bus stop in -20 weather this morning before I even had coffee! Hehe. I love these posts!

  7. I will respectfully disagree on #24. Bugs can kill you in a couple of ways. Directly, if bitten by a West-Nile virus-carrying mosquito or venomous tarantula. Or indirectly, via the ensuing heart attack after I see a flying cockroach or big hairy spider. And it could happen today. But I really hope it doesn’t. 🙂

  8. Howisbradley

    #14 is my favorite

  9. Thanks for the mention of my comment. Perhaps I should qualify. The Japanese island of Okinawa is home to the people with one of the highest life expectancies. They have the highest number of centenarians (people who are over 100 years old), and their incidence of heart disease, stroke, and cancer is extremely low. It is reported there may be several factors that contribute to their longevity and these include their diet, exercise, meaning for living, family, and LOW STRESS. This last factor includes an unhurried lifestyle and (unlike mainland Japan and the rest of the western world) punctuality is not considered a necessity. In fact for the Okinawans, it doesn’t matter if a task is finished in an hour or three hours, as long as it gets done; and it is accepted that people will be late, to school, weddings and all sorts of events.
    A good way to live I think. how many times do we in the west stress about being late for something that is not really important at all?

    • Thanks for these illuminating details, Elizabeth. How many times to we stress about being late for things that are really not important at all? I don’t think I have time to calculate that number … that would probably make me late for something else.

  10. Eleanor

    This post, for a few reasons, reminds me of a quote attributed to Marilyn Monroe.

    Ever notice that “what the hell?” is always the right decision?

  11. Actually any one of those things on you list can kill you depending on the circumstance, but generally none of them are deadly. Which is good, because I’d be long dead from violating everything on the list at least once;-)

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  13. willowmarie

    What a great list! Have begun writing one- Thx Ann.

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