Posts Tagged With: Boston

Day 3687: Scares

I’ve had quite a few scares in my long life. Today’s scares are related to the subzero cold, here and now.

I’m experiencing scares about people, animals, and pipes freezing. For me, scares are exaggerated when they are something new, and I don’t remember ever experiencing temperatures this far below zero. (I’m discounting wind chill factors, with their typical subzero scares).

I reduce scares by naming and sharing them (in case you haven’t noticed), so do you see any scares in my other images for today?

Just the thought of playing outside or being a mail carrier today is giving me scares.

The cold-related scares woke me up in the middle of the night and are preventing me from falling back asleep. I think my scares might abate once the temperature starts to rise, even just a little.

Yay! As the temperature goes up, my scares go down.

Here’s what I find when I search for “scares” on YouTube:


Thanks to those who help me create these blog posts no matter what the scares, including YOU!

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Day 3529: Messages from the universe

Messages from the universe can appear anywhere, including a hospital gift shop.


Messages from the universe can also appear on Twitter.

Do you see any messages from the universe in my other images for today?

Maybe you should hydrate more.
It’s a brand new day.
There is art everywhere.
There’s more than one way to commute to work.
I should really visit the Kennedy Library one of these days.
There are dangers and protections everywhere.
What the hell is happening to the United States? Is it strong enough to endure? And, it sure is windy around here.
Maybe I should stop captioning these images and let you see your own messages from the universe.

Messages from the universe are encouraging me to visit a beach, be aware of my grief for those I loved and lost, and remember all those delicious toasted marshmallows.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “messages from the universe.”

I also find this:

Thanks to all who send and receive messages from the universe, including YOU!

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Day 3420: Start where you are

I will start this post where I am — on my way from Boston’s Logan Airport in a Lyft to our home on the South Shore.

Because I am starting the day with no sleep after a red-eye flight from Portland, Oregon, I may need to change the ending after I gather and share all my latest photos. Let’s see where we end up.

Start where you are and you very well may end up with pizza.

This is what I find on YouTube when I start searching for “start where you are.”

I start and end with gratitude no matter where I am, so thanks to all who help me start and end my blog posts, including YOU.

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Day 3241: Discover what moves you

Yesterday, when I was at the Boston Opera House to see the moving musical Hadestown, I discovered this:

As we are moving through the pandemic, I am discovering that more people feel safe enough to move together in a crowd.

Today, what moves me is going to be an Amtrak train taking me and my son Aaron to New York City. I’ll discover what moves me in NYC, besides the new Broadway production of Company and Late Night with Steven Colbert, once I get there.

What moves me is that my son Aaron still likes to travel with me.

Discover what moves you in today’s blog post, including these images:

No matter how much I move, I am not discovering a flat stomach.

I discovered yesterday that “Why We Build The Wall” from Hadestown moves me.

I look forward to discovering what moves you in the comments section, below.

I discover, every day, that gratitude moves me, so thanks to all who have the courage to move or be moved, including YOU.

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Day 3158: Human

In therapy, whenever somebody assigns a negative label to themselves — like lazy, unworthy, stupid, selfish, or bad — I suggest they replace that label with one word. Human.

I’m grateful this the human writing this blog is getting a break from work so she can feel more human and ready to deal with the pain of many humans when she returns in two weeks.

Last night, with humans I love, I saw comedian John Mulaney do a very human stand-up routine in Boston, in which he talked about his friends’ intervention into his drug use, his treatment, and many other human experiences. After the show, my son Aaron, my niece Victoria, and I shared our gratitude for witnessing a much more human, darker, deeper, and still hilarious John Mulaney.

It’s only human that I want to share a few quotes about being human, here and now.

Here are the other human images I choose to share with you today.

If you’re human, you need a break, and it’s only human to waffle and enjoy pie.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “human”:

I look forward to your human comments, below.

This human ends every post with gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create this daily human blog, including YOU!

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Day 3020: What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?

I’ve been to many beautiful places in my long life, but Boston looked especially beautiful to me yesterday. That might be because

  • the Magnolia trees are in bloom,
  • I haven’t been there in over a year with my husband Michael, and
  • Michael got vaccinated there yesterday.

What’s the most beautiful place in my images for today?

Here’s what comes up on YouTube when I search for “What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?”

I shall look for your responses in the beautiful place for comments, below.

Gratitude makes every place more beautiful, so thanks to all who help me find beautiful places every day, including YOU.

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Day 2959: Your Opinion

Have you noticed that your opinion is not always shared by others, including family members and friends?

When opinions are different, my opinion is that people might

  • defend,
  • declaim,
  • double down,
  • demonize,
  • discriminate,
  • distrust,
  • disappoint,
  • disassociate, and/or
  • disappear.

And those are just the D-words of what people might do!

What do you do when your opinion is different?

My opinion is that people might respond “that depends.”

Sometimes, other people’s opinions are disturbing (see today’s news for plenty of examples). However, different opinions can also be illuminating, instructive, and inspiring.

Today, I am interested in other people’s opinions about opinions AND about which video I should use of my song “Vaccine.”

In your opinion, is this one better …

or this one?

Also, what is your opinion about today’s images?

The opinions expressed by the Daily Bitch are her own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of she who creates and maintains The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally.

Thanks to you for reading my opinions, no matter what your opinion may be.

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Day 2945: Rear view mirrors

Lately, I’ve been using a helpful image to leave behind and let go of toxic things in my life: I imagine them in the rear view mirror of my car, getting smaller as I drive away.

Donald Trump is in my rear view mirror. He’s also in Randy Rainbow’s rear view mirror, as we can see in “Seasons of Trump.”

Also in my rear view mirror are:

  • perfectionism,
  • fear,
  • worry,
  • shame, and
  • assholes.

Soon I’ll be putting my fear about getting COVID-19 again in my rear view mirror, because I’m getting the vaccine on Wednesday!

I wonder what I’ll actually be seeing in my car’s rear view mirror as I drive to the Boston hospital where I work to get my shot.

Do you see any rear view mirrors in these photos?

Compassion will make you beautiful, no matter what mirror you’re using.

What, or who, would you like to put in your rear view mirror?

Thanks to all who helped me create this rear-view-mirrors post, including YOU.

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Day 2702: Who counts?

In yesterday’s blog post, I asked the question “Who’s counting?” twice.

Today, as I am looking at others counting the horrific numbers of dead in the United States and around the world,  I’m asking, “Who counts?”

I don’t know how people in power would answer that question, but I do know how the people I love, respect, and count on would answer it.

Everybody counts.

Who counts in the phots I took yesterday?



















Who counts on love?  I do.

When I search YouTube for “Who Counts”,  I find this:

I count on you to watch that video and I count on you to vote.

Thanks to everybody who counts, including YOU.


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Day 2638: What we can teach each other

Yesterday, I decided that our shy cat Harley could probably teach people a thing or two about social distancing, so I started taping this tutorial:

However, Harley didn’t teach the way I expected him to. Based on my past knowledge of Harley, I assume that Harley’s behavior was different because his best friend Michael was in the room.

This morning, when Michael was not in the room, I tried again:

Somebody can teach me something about how to hold the camera and Harley can teach us all this about social distancing:

  • Maintain a distance of six feet from people.
  • If somebody gets too close, move away, if possible.
  • If not, ask the person to back off.

Harley also teaches us that fear can make us very catty.

What can these other recent images teach us?

That teabag can teach us that our strength is our own knowledge.

I hope our knowledge and our strength help us all get through this.  I look forward to the teachings in the comments section, below.

Thanks to all who teach and learn, including YOU!

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