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Day 3432: Doing a good job

Doing a good job is important to me, although I often remind people that we are worthy no matter what we are doing or not doing. In a therapy group yesterday, I repeated (on National Repeat Day) that we are human beings, NOT human doings, so we need to try to accept and love ourselves even when we’re not doing well.

Part of doing a good job as a daily blogger is capturing images, looking at them in the morning, and coming up with a title and theme that fits.

Do you think I’m doing a good job with today’s blog post?

The Daily Bitch calendar is doing a good job reassuring us today. And I’m doing a good job on National Hug Your Cat Day hugging our cat Joan (seen above doing a good job on her first visit to her new vet and also helping me unpack).

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “doing a good job.”

Thanks to all who support me in doing a good job here and elsewhere, including YOU!

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Day 3388: Confidence

I have the confidence to state that many people I see in therapy confuse confidence with conceitedness.

That’s why I have this on hand when the issue of confidence comes up:

People often confuse those two scales of insecurity-confidence and humility-conceitedness, fearing that they will quickly tip from insecurity into conceitedness. Indeed, I have confidence in predicting that discussions about gaining confidence will result in somebody saying, “I don’t want to be obnoxiously conceited like so-and-so.”

I also notice that people I work with are very worried about being overconfident but not so worried about being under-confident. I am confident in pointing out that being under-confident is at least as harmful to oneself as being overconfident, but I am not confident that people believe me about that.

I am confident that people will get something out of my images for today.

I’m confident that I will get to know my customers today (I facilitate two groups on Thursdays) and that I will give somebody a high five.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “confidence.”

I have confidence that I will appreciate any comment you have the confidence to leave, below.

Thanks to all who help me gain more confidence here every day, including YOU.

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Day 3372: What is it? And why

What is it and why did I take a photo of this yesterday?

I took that photo in CVS because it spoke to me. I ask lots of questions on Twitter and maybe I’ll ask that someday.

What is it with me and why did I ask this question last night on Twitter?

What is it about these questions that have no answers and why don’t they?

What is it and why did I not tape my husband Michael driving our cat Joan crazy yesterday by whispering “what is it? What is it? What is it?” over and over again when she was on top of the microwave?

What is it and why does Joan flail around so much when Michael is whispering “What is it? What is it? What is it?” to her?

What is it and why do I share so many images on my blog?

What is it and why do these National Days exist? What is National Spinach Day and why is that every day for me? It’s because I need to eat the same amount of Vitamin K daily as I take Coumadin because of my mechanical heart valve, and I do that by eating spinach.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “what is it and why.”

What is it and why am I saying thank you?

It’s because I’m grateful to all who help me blog every day, including YOU.

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