Posts Tagged With: Gemma Correll

Day 3539: Aha moments

I’ve had many aha moments in my life, including:

  • life is short, so don’t waste any of it,
  • nature sustains us and we better do our best to sustain it,
  • most people are mostly good,
  • all healing is mutual, so self care is never selfish,
  • we can’t control anybody’s behavior except our own,
  • we are all so caught up in our own experience that it takes hard work to understand and communicate effectively with others,
  • people feel alone sometimes but no one is alone,
  • repressed and disowned feelings will surface eventually,
  • we all fear people who seem different from us until we open ourselves up to how connected we are,
  • we unconsciously absorb biases from our cultures and our families so we need to be aware of them and challenge them constantly,
  • it hurts to lose someone, even those I don’t know (like Queen Elizabeth),
  • it’s not so much a matter of where you are but who you are with, and
  • the best place to be is the here and now.

Aha! I just found this definition of “aha moments”:

Do you see any aha moments in my images for today?

Today is my late father’s birthday and I’m very grateful I shared so many aha moments with him before he died.

Several people on Twitter mentioned this song in response to my question about aha moments:

Thanks to all who help me blog daily about my aha moments, including YOU.

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Day 3538: I will never get over this

I will never get over how great it is being back at Disney World, where I saw this yesterday:

I said to my niece Laura that I didn’t expect to see “I will never get over this” — which I immediately associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — at the “Happiest Place on Earth.” However, I realized that it’s very possible to never get over wonderful experiences, too.

Apparently, I will never get over catastrophizing (imagining the worst case scenario), especially when I’m stressed. Yesterday morning, when the Lyft driver showed up earlier than I expected to take me to the airport, I rushed out the door and then worried that our cat Joan might have gotten out and been attacked by the coyote that was on the street. During the drive to the airport, I tried to talk myself out of that very far fetched possibility.

I will never get over how the mind can make up unlikely scenarios even when there is little evidence or data to support them.

I tried to get over this by texting my husband Michael at home.

I will never get over this: I wish my wonderful late parents had been able to meet my hilarious and adorable husband Michael.

Here are the rest of my images for today’s “I Will Never Get Over This” blog post.

I will never get over how many National Days there are & I will never get over how it’s also World Ampersand Day.

Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “I will never get over this.”

I will never get over my gratitude for all those who help me create this daily blog, including YOU!

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