Posts Tagged With: bad news

Day 3150: Desperate for Good News

Are you desperate for good news?

If so, you’re not alone. Yesterday, I was so desperate for good news that I tweeted this:

As you can see, I got many responses, which was very good news. I really, really needed that, especially after I had tweeted this earlier in the day …

… which got four times more responses than my request for good news.

Every day has good news and bad news. What news do you see in my other images for today?

Here’s some good news: whenever you desperately ask yourself the question “What the fuck is wrong with you/me?” the answer is always “nothing.”

Here’s something I find on YouTube when I search for “desperate for good news”:

That’s good news that our Harley (who looks a lot like blind kitties Melvin and Scout) will likely stop hissing at our new cat Joan.

I’m less desperate, here and now, but would still appreciate any good news you choose to share.

Gratitude is always good news, so thanks to all who support my daily blog, including YOU!

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Day 2227: Sux

Lately, I’ve been getting lots of news that sux.   That news has included:

  • the premature death of a lovely woman I’ve known for years,
  • injustice in the legal system,
  • a diagnosis of brain cancer for another beloved friend,
  • the appointment of a fossil fuels lobbyist to the U.S. Cabinet as Secretary of the Interior, and
  • pretty much all the news in the media, which I’ve been trying to avoid.

When there’s so much news that sux, it helps me to share my feelings and thoughts with others.  Right before I started writing this post, a friend and I wrote “Sux” to each other on Messenger.

It also helps me to take in  and share what’s not sucking around me.

It sux when somebody posts photos in a blog post that are difficult to read.  If you want to suck in more of what’s going on in any of those pictures, please suck it in and click on it.

It sux when there are demons in your life, but there always are, so why not name them, as suggested by that mindfulness card, above?  When I first read the front of that card “Name the demons,” I sucked in my breath as I imagined naming them “Fred,” “Gertrude” or “Charlie.”

It sux that I have to get to work early this morning, so here’s what I can quickly find on YouTube for “Sux.”


Here’s what comes up for “Sux Music”:

I notice connections  between those two “sux” videos about what sux.

It never sux to experience and express gratitude for what you do have, so thanks to all who helped me write this “”Sux” post and — of course! — to YOU.





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Day 2103: Out of the comfort zone


Today, I’m out of my comfort zone because of news I got yesterday about somebody I love. The news is very discomforting but not definitive, so I don’t feel comfortable writing more about that now.

To comfort both of us last night, I shared this poem:

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

— Emily Dickinson

It’s in my comfort zone to also share this:


My only photo today comes out of yesterday’s post:

IMG_0094Comfort Zone is the product pictured in yesterday’s post —   Day 2102: Less Stress. More Love — which I promised I would reveal today.  I wish less stress, more love, and a calming environment to all.

I hope you feel comfortable expressing yourself in the comment zone, below.

Thanks and hope to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course — to you, who comfort me with your presence.

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