Posts Tagged With: December 2017

Day 1824: Why am I feeling this way?

Why am I feeling this way?

Yesterday, somebody in therapy asked that question and then another question about feelings. Because of the way I was feeling, I wrote both questions up on the board.

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Now, I’m going to ask myself those two questions.

Why am I feeling this way?

I’m not sure.  It could be the extreme cold, the lack of light, this time of  year, the news, politics, pain I feel when I use my dominant arm, and awareness of other people’s suffering.

What is this feeling?

I’m not sure. It’s probably a mixture of fear, sadness, anger, and empathy.

Now I’m going to ask myself those two important questions, again.

Why am I feeling this way?

I’m not sure. It could be my son, my partner, my family and friends, my work, my blogging community, my home, our cats, and awareness of my other blessings.

What is this feeling?

I’m not sure. It’s probably a mixture of gratitude, happiness, and hope.

Why am I feeling that it helps to ask those questions? Because of my experience.

Why am I feeling this way about these photos?

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What is this feeling? I’m not sure.  Is “Stop and Smell the Roses” a feeling?

Why am I feeling this way about this video?

What is this feeling?  It’s gratitude for all who helped me create this post and — of course! — for YOU.

 

 

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Day 1807: Where is the missing ___?

Yesterday, I saw this missing glove

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while listening to Stevie Wonder singing “Where is the missing one?”

I thought about the owner of that glove, missing it. I also thought about all the things people are missing these days.

Personally, I’m missing

Where are the missing ones, for you?

Where are the missing photos for this post?   Right here.

 

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I missed my friend Janet’s birthday this weekend, so I took that last photo for her. Happy belated birthday, Janet! I miss you!

Where are the missing thanks to all who helped me create this post and — of course! — to you?

Guess.

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Day 1805: Questionable Choices

As I look around, I see many people making questionable choices.

Is it a questionable choice for me to share my first photo from yesterday?

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I made some questionable choices yesterday, including using Gorilla Glue to reattach my lost-and-found necklace piece.  However, after questioning the internet, I made choices to effectively remove the excess glue from my fingers and from the repaired necklace.

Are any of my other photos from yesterday questionable choices?

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Last night, one of my unquestionable choices, Michael, showed me a short film from the NY Cat Film Festival about a man who has made choices some might find questionable. I hope you make the choice to watch this:

It’s not a questionable choice to thank Michael, Ian Christopher Goodman, Akamatsu the Cat, Harley the cat, Hallmark Cards, seaside locations,  the internet, and — of course! — you, for choosing to visit here, now.

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Day 1804: I can’t look

“I can’t look” is what I say to myself, every day, about the news.

I can look at other things, though, so we can look at my latest photos.

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I can’t look at that favorite necklace without regrets that a part of it fell off  this week when I wasn’t looking.

I can’t look outside because today is this season’s first snow day in Boston.

I can look at YouTube and find fun things like Tim Conway and Harvey Korman‘s Emmy Moments:

I can’t look at them without smiling.

I can’t look for comments on this post, because I haven’t published it yet. I’ll look for those later.

I can look for ways to express thanks to all who helped me create today’s blog and also to you, because you could look and did!

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Day 1802: Beautiful/Ugly

Yesterday, beautiful people in a therapy group talked about feeling ugly.

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I suggested that people practice looking in a mirror and saying “I’m beautiful,” even when feeling ugly.   Especially when feeling ugly.

A few years ago,  I published the post Day 581: Ann’s Beauty Tips. In ugly times, I think it’s even more important to realize one’s own beauty.

Do you find any of my other photos from yesterday beautiful and/or ugly?

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Here’s ugly and beautiful music on YouTube:

No matter how ugly or beautiful you’re feeling, any comment you write will be beautiful to me.

Beautiful thanks to all who helped me create this Beautiful/Ugly post and — of course! — to beautiful you.

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Day 1796: What keeps you up at night?

What keeps you up at night?

Money?

Love?

Hate?

The dark?

Too much light?

Pets?

What’s permanent?

What’s temporary?

What you ate?

What’s eating you?

The unknown?

What you know?

Taxes?

Politics?

Problems with photos that force you to blog from your cell phone?

Or is that just me?

Might this song from Cabaret keep you up at night?

Comments from my readers don’t keep me up at night. However, comments from world leaders do.

Thanks to all who helped me write this “What keeps you up at night?” post and to you — of course! — for keeping up with my blog.

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