Posts Tagged With: Michelle Obama

Day 2824: Wherever it is that we are

Wherever it is that you are, welcome to “Wherever it is that we are.”

Wherever it is that I am, I am wondering what my next blog post is going to be.  Initially, I was planning on calling this post “I’m not here” because of this …

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… contrasting that with my blog post of  almost exactly a year ago “I’m here.”

But apparently that was neither here nor there, because then I found today’s title in this captured image from The New York Times online:

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Wherever it is that we are, as expressed during the first night of the U.S. Democratic National Convention, is a place that is

  • desperate,
  • hopeful,
  • united,
  • determined,
  • grieving, and
  • laser focused on November 3, 2020.

Wherever it is that I am, I know that election day in the United States is November 3, 2020.

Wherever it is that I am, I am taking photos for this blog.

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Wherever it is that I am, I see astonishing things, like somebody seeming to walk on water, people celebrating important events like graduations, family members cooking with love,  somebody  exercising their right to vote (in an early local election), and creatures being wherever it is that they are.

To quote Michelle Obama quoting Donald Trump, it is what it is.

This is what I was listening to wherever it was that I was yesterday:

Wherever it is that you are, please consider leaving a comment about that.

Wherever it is that we are, I am always grateful to be here with YOU.

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Day 2361: If life seems hopeless

Yesterday, after I heard about the death of a patient who seemed hopeless at times but who often gave other people hope in my therapy groups, I noticed this sign:

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If life seems hopeless,  look for

  •  hidden treasures,

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  • signs of renewal,

 

  • neighbors,

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  • beauty that lives on,

 

  • attainable and satisfying goals,

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  • humor,

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  • comfort,

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  • inspiring stories,

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  • and good conversations (here and here on YouTube).

Gratitude helps, every day, so hopeful thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.

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Day 1946: Have you got all day?

Yesterday, when I had all day to

  • walk over 16,000 steps,
  • attend  a presentation about working with trauma in group therapy, and
  • go food shopping with Michael,

I saw this:

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I AM curious about that person’s hedgehog, but I haven’t got all day to hear about it.  I actually haven’t got all day to do any one thing. Every day, I like to mix it up, leaving room for

  • listening,
  • talking,
  • walking,
  • animals,
  • people,
  • working,
  • playing,
  • thinking,
  • feeling,
  • breathing,
  • music,
  • eating,  and
  • balancing my needs with other people’s needs (like talking about their hedgehogs or whatever else is important to them).

I also don’t have all day to write these posts and I assume you don’t have all day to read them.  But I do have all day, every day, to notice what’s around me.

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We have got only so many days in this lifetime, so how do we want to spend our days?

It won’t take all day to listen to “The Hedgehog’s Song” by The Incredible String Band.

I’ve got all day to experience gratitude, so thanks to all who helped me create this post and — of course! — to YOU.

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Day 1390: Such a _____ woman

Since I witnessed  a presidential candidate being called “such a nasty woman” during such a nasty debate two nights ago, this blogging woman has been experiencing such nasty AND un-nasty  memories of  names she has been called over the years.

Yes, such a history I’ve had as a woman,  being called such a list of names, including  these:

  • A selfish woman
  • A sefless woman
  • A kind woman
  • An ungenerous woman
  • A generous woman
  • A neat woman
  • A messy woman
  • A brilliant woman
  • A stupid woman
  • A sarcastic woman
  • A talented woman
  • A foolish woman
  • A thoughtful woman
  • A thoughtless woman
  • A respectful woman
  • A disrespectful woman
  • A respected woman
  • An attractive woman
  • A not-attractive-enough woman
  • A cute woman
  • A silly woman
  • A mature woman
  • An immature woman
  • A  sexy woman
  • A controlling woman
  • An uncontrollable woman
  • A brave woman
  • A sensitive woman
  • A strong woman
  • A vulnerable woman
  • An unusual woman
  • An ordinary woman
  • A smart woman
  • An unambitious woman
  • An ambitious woman
  • A creative woman
  • A boring woman
  • An understanding woman
  • A judicious woman
  • A catastrophizing woman
  • A funny woman
  • A serious woman
  • A helpful woman
  • A spontaneous woman
  • A quirky woman
  • A focused woman
  • A distracted woman
  • A distracting woman
  • An empathic woman
  • A joyful woman
  • An angry woman
  • A sad woman
  • A calm woman
  • A fearful woman
  • A fearless woman
  • A non-judgmental woman
  • A critical woman
  • An accepting woman
  • A competitive woman
  • A delightful woman
  • A stubborn woman
  • An honest woman
  • A defensive woman
  • An assertive woman
  • A resilient woman
  • A nice woman
  • A determined woman
  • A maternal woman
  • An unsmiling woman
  • A smily woman
  • A healthy woman
  • An unhealthy woman
  • An independent woman
  • A needy woman
  • A loyal woman
  • A woman who likes to move on.

Moving on, now, to music that this writing woman is now hearing in her such-a-woman’s brain, here are  two songs about women: “Witchy Woman” and “Kind Woman,” both written and sung by such_____ men:

Such great music with such interesting titles!

Now, this photographing woman has such a lot of _____ images to share with you:

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Such a beautiful smile on that grandmother’s face! Such a laugh I had, yesterday, when that grand woman told me that the baby’s mother has already been reading advanced books like “Women in Science” to that beautiful 4-month-old girl!

Such a smile I’ll have on my  face if you leave a comment about this “Such a ____ Woman” post.

Finally, such gratitude I have for all the women, men, etc. who helped me create such a ____ post and for you — of course! — for being such wonderful readers, today.

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