Day 2518: So easy

It’s so easy for me to take photos on my drive into work because it’s so easy to be stuck in traffic around Boston.

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It’s so easy for me to free associate about the phrase “so easy” …

  • When I tell people that my Coping and Healing groups focus on doing more of what helps and less what doesn’t help, we agree that sounds so easy but is actually so difficult to do.
  • As was pointed out by Ukrainian-American comedian, actor, and writer Yakov Smirnoff somewhere (it’s not so easy for me to remember where and when),  English has confusing idioms about pie and cake to describe something  that is so easy  (“easy as pie” and “piece of cake”),
  • It’s so easy to fall down and not so easy to get up again.
  • It’s so easy for me to fear the winter and not so easy for me to embrace it.
  • It’s so easy to focus on the negative but not so easy to focus on the positive.
  • It’s so easy to write the words “hope” and “love” but not so easy to hold on to them.
  • It’s so easy for me to share my words and photos with you.

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What I really really want is to share two version of “It’s So Easy” (so easy to find here and here on YouTube):

 

It’s so easy to be grateful to Buddy Holly, Linda Ronstadt, Yakov Smirnoff, people who learn and grow in groups, Boston, and YOU!

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21 thoughts on “Day 2518: So easy

  1. Hello dear Ann, and via this fabulous site, it’s so easy for me to send you articles,…. all the way from down-under, here in Geelong, And It was so easy for me today, to visit the, Geelong Sculptors Annual Exhibition this afternoon, and then it was so easy for me, to write this poem for the event,,,,
    https://ivors20.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/mosquitoes-and-bees/

    • It’s so easy for me to tell you that I clicked on your link, Ivor, and got an error message. I hope it’s so easy for you to fix that.

  2. I remember my easy bake oven and thought I would open a bakery and make my mini fortune. It has not yet happened, yet I am ever hopeful.

  3. It’s so easy to remember where I was when the news of Buddy Holly’s death swept the classroom.

  4. You made it easier to get ready for work today, Ann.

  5. I have never succeeded with a pie crust so I make fewer pies and more cheesecakes. However, until reading your post today, I had not thought of consciously applying that strategy to other challenges in my life. Thank you.

  6. Like Yakov Smirnoff I get confused by English idioms too. I always thought the expression was “easy as pi”. For some of us math is hard, but if you can figure out pi you can have your cake and eat it too.

  7. You make it easy to read blogs, too!

  8. It’s so easy to take a nap after reading the same sentence 5 times. I know!

  9. Let it will be so easy to always have hope.

  10. It’s so easy to smile when I think of you, Ann! 🙂

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