Monthly Archives: July 2022

Day 3479: Imagination

When I was young, people told me I had a great imagination. I imagine that my imagination helped me get through some difficult times.

I imagine there are many wonderful quotes about imagination.

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Can you see imagination in my images for today?

Thanks to the Daily Bitch’s imagination, now I’m imagining garrotting a co-worker with dental floss. And Spellcheck is trying to tell me that “garrotting” should be spelled “garroting.” What an imagination!

Here are two songs I love about imagination.

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You can’t imagine how grateful I am for all those who help me use my imagination to create these daily posts, including YOU!

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Day 3478: Brains

Yesterday, I watched “Still Alice,” a movie about a brilliant linguistics professor (brilliantly played by Julianne Moore) whose brain is afflicted by early onset familial Alzheimer’s. Even though that malady of the brain is “extremely rare” (I’m quoting the movie), I grew up knowing about it because it was in my father’s family. We watched 50% of his siblings deteriorate and die from it, as we wondered if that would happen to my father’s brain too. It did not, which meant my brain was safe also.

Last night, my brain woke me up in the middle of the night (maybe because of the movie, global warming, unknowns, who knows?) and I thought of a book I might write. My brain made a note to self and also on Twitter:

Several brains on Twitter could relate and are urging me to write it. I don’t know if I have the brains to write a book but I do have the brains to create a blog post every day.

I also have the brains to take my walk in the morning during a heat wave.

I have the brains to not eat cookies, candy, or hot dogs today, but my loony brain loves the moon!

My brain wants to know what I’ll find if I search YouTube for “how to make your brain shut up.”

Great brains think alike, apparently.

What does your brain think about this “brains” post? As always, my brain gives thanks for your brain, here and now.

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Day 3477: Decisions, Decisions

I’m pretty sure I’ve written other blog posts about decisions, decisions because making decisions can be difficult for me.

Some people have decided that decisions, decisions can be especially challenging for people who are Perceivers (rather than the Judgers) on a Myers-Briggs scale.

One of my decisions about decisions is that there often isn’t one right or wrong decision. All-or-nothing thinking puts too much pressure on decisions, decisions.

At the same time, a series of bad, thoughtless decisions, decisions can have global consequences, like climate change.

Do you see decisions, decisions in my images for today?

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The National Day Calendar people are offering only two decisions, decisions today.

I’m making a decision, decision to share this result from searching YouTube for “decisions, decisions.”

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So many decisions, decisions to make as I create this daily blog, but I always decide to end each post with gratitude for YOU!

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Day 3476: Is there any love out there?

Is there any love out there for today’s blog post title?

Is there any love out there in my out-there images for today?

Is there any love out there for today’s National Days? Personally, I love getting out of the dog house AND letting others out, too, because that contributes to more love out there.

Is there any love out there for brownies? Caviar? Sour candy?

Is there any love out there for this?

Or this?

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There’s love in here and gratitude for all my readers out there, including YOU!

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Day 3475: The past, present, and future

In the past, I’ve experienced trauma, fear, sadness, anger, joy, shame, pride, loss, grief, love, friendship, beauty, ugliness, hope, despair, mistakes, lessons learned, the unexpected, the expected, connection, disconnection, injustice, justice, privilege, emotional pain, physical pain, healing, comedy, tragedy, triumphs, disappointments, and many adventures.

In the present, I’m grateful to be writing another blog post for me and for you.

In the future, I’ll be inviting people (including myself) to focus less on the past and future and more on the present.

Can you see the past, present, and future in my images for today?

I see the past, present, and future in today’s National Days. For example, ice cream 🍨🍦is in my future, even if the lottery isn’t.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “the past, present, and future.”

I also find this:

In the present, I’m smiling at one of the comments about that video on YouTube: “Try telling your boss that time is an illusion.”

Thanks to all who read this blog in the past, the present, and future, including YOU!

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Day 3474: Could haves and should haves

I could have named this blog post differently but I didn’t. I should have enough experience after blogging daily for almost 10 years to know that the title doesn’t make or break a post.

I could have written a different opening paragraph, but that one is good enough.

Yesterday, in a therapy group, I told people that today was National Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day. I could have said more but I didn’t need to, because we often talk about tossing away unhelpful thoughts in order to live more in the moment.

Do you see any “could haves” or “should haves” in my images for today?

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I could have gotten my first dog last year but instead I chose to adopt Joan. No regrets.

This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “could haves and should haves.”

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I could and should express gratitude to all those who help me blog every day, including YOU!

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Day 3473: National Give Something Away Day

Today is National Give Something Away Day! According to the National Days Calendar website, I’m already observing it, because giving words counts for something.

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Now I’d like to give away the images for today.

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I might be giving something away by revealing that the last thing I Googled was “National Give Something Away Day.”

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “National Give Something Away Day.”

I also find this:

Consider giving away a comment, below.

Every day, I give thanks for those who help me give this blog away, including YOU!

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Day 3472: Alone in the presence of others

Years ago, inspired by the work of Dr. D. W. Winnicott and by my own experience, I made this t-shirt:

As I create this blog alone in presence of others, here are my images for today.

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On National Mac & Cheese Day, I’ll be alone in the presence of others wearing these socks:

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Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “alone in the presence of others”:

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As always, I am grateful to be alone in the presence of YOU.

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Day 3472: Alone in the presence of others

Years ago, inspired by the work of Dr. D. W. Winnicott and by my own experience, I made this t-shirt:

As I create this blog alone in presence of others, here are my images for today.

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On National Mac & Cheese Day, I’ll be alone in the presence of others wearing these socks:

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Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “alone in the presence of others”:

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As always, I am grateful to be alone in the presence of YOU.

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Day 3472: Alone in the presence of others

Years ago, inspired by the work of Dr. D. W. Winnicott and by my own experience, I made this t-shirt:

As I create this blog alone in presence of others, here are my images for today.

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On National Mac & Cheese Day, I’ll be alone in the presence of others wearing these socks:

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Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “alone in the presence of others”:

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As always, I am grateful to be alone in the presence of YOU.

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