Day 1840: Trying

I’m trying to decide what to include in today’s post.

Some people assume that creating a daily blog post is very trying. I’m  trying to explain that blogging helps me deal with trying times.

When I’m trying to  compliment somebody’s progress, the person often says, “I’m trying.”  Trying to acknowledge they’re doing more than just trying, I sometimes reply, “You’re succeeding.”

I’m trying to capture the world around me in photographs. I’m trying to put those photographs in some kind of order to communicate what’s trying and what’s succeeding.







I’m trying to look at that “try denial” kitchen magnet without thinking about the deadly mudslides in California, but I can’t deny those thoughts.

I’m trying to remember that my son, who left for university in Scotland last night, will be back in May.

I’m trying to keep up with other people’s blogs, but I’m not succeeding.

I’m still trying to choose the right music for every post.

I’m trying to encourage people to express their thoughts and feelings, here and elsewhere.

As always, I’m trying to express gratitude to all who helped me create this “trying” post and — of course! — to you, for trying.


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19 thoughts on “Day 1840: Trying

  1. How trying to have to let him go again

  2. You’ve succeeded in so much, Ann.

  3. You are succeeding at making this a fun place to visit. The music is great and the company is warm.

  4. I Tried
    Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

    I tried,
    Tried to impress you,
    My love,
    I gave it all
    Each hour ever at your beck and call.
    I tried,
    Tried to caress you,
    My soul,
    Filled with desire,
    Two arms craving the one I admire.
    Your charm was so appealing,
    I loved you from the start,
    There’s still that same old feeling,
    Concealed here in my heart.
    I tried making you love me,
    And you couldn’t decide,
    But I’ll never regret that I tried,
    And tried and tried.

    Songwriters: Leonard Caston / Willie Dennis / Anthony Douglas Gilmour / Brad Jordan / Theresa G. Mc Faddin

  5. I’ve been reading Eddie Izzard’s memoir Believe Me. One thing he shares is that he had to believe he could do something—first street performing, then acting—before he’d try it. He describes it as borrowing confidence from the future.
    There’s a great lesson in that: if we believe in ourselves we’re more likely to try.

    • I’m trying to comprehend the coincidence of us both reading the same book at the same time, Chris. I believe in you, Eddie Izzard, and myself.

  6. Yes I’m trying Ann, trying to get out of bed, trying to get her out of my head, trying to do my morning exercises, trying to go for a walk without my little dog, yes life is trying….

  7. If a person things blogging is trying that person either doesn’t blog or shouldn’t blog, I am not one of them, just saying

  8. I guess that’s all we can do…just keep trying! ✧٩(•́⌄•́๑)و ✧

  9. I’ll go with crazy just might work 😀 😀 sometimes try as I might, that’s the way to go!

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