Day 2166: Conclusions

My conclusion, here and now, is that the definition of “conclusion” includes two very important meanings.

plural noun: conclusions
1. the end or finish of an event or process.
“the conclusion of World War Two”
synonyms: end, ending, finish, close, termination, windup, cessation
2. a judgment or decision reached by reasoning.
“each research group came to a similar conclusion”
synonyms: deduction, inference, interpretation, reasoning

Sometimes, people reach conclusions (judgments/decisions) that result in the conclusion  (ending/finish) of a pattern of behaviors, a way of thinking,  a relationship, a job, or something else important in their lives.

Yesterday, in a therapy group, participants concluded to write down a list of other people’s harsh and unfair conclusions about them.  At the conclusion of that group exercise, they tore up these internalized negative messages and threw them away.  One person’s conclusion was that the internalized belief that she was trash deserved to be ripped up and tossed in the trash.

Are there any conclusions about or in my photos from yesterday?







Writing a Killer Conclusion includes many conclusions:

At the conclusion of each blog post, I express gratitude and appreciation to all those who helped me create it and to you — of course! — for reading it.


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23 thoughts on “Day 2166: Conclusions

  1. I’ve come to the conclusion, that as we become olderer, ..we definitely don’t recover as quickly as when we were youngerer.

  2. I came to the conclusion that somebody was going to have one hand stuck in a pocket for the rest of yesterday, Ann.

  3. I’ve concluded that behind every conclusion is another question, another way of looking at things, which is what makes your therapy exercise so valuable. Anyone who thinks a conclusion really is a finish must be nuts.

  4. You will always have my gratitude and appreciation for every one of your blogs!

  5. Conclusions drawn from theory are nothing more than a guess. Conclusions drawn from fact you can bet the farm on.

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  7. I don’t know much about the end. But I know that I’m connected to one amazing Ann. ღƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ♡ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ

  8. This is really weird! I wrote a reply here (yesterday). I was concerned that it was posting slowly so I hit the send button again and WordPress told me it was a duplicate comment. But my response isn’t here at all!

    One of the things I wrote was that the glove may have been on the ground because somebody lent a hand! I also wrote something about Harley.

  9. ‘Your gentle hands lend us, and take our hearts’ is aptly how The Bard concluded ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’

  10. I love this exercise. Hope you don’t mind if I borrow it and use it with my book group.

  11. thank you for letting me
    simple conclude 🙂

  12. Pingback: Day 2212: What’s the worst thing that anybody ever called you? | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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