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Day 3136: Adventure Awaits

Near the end of an adventurous day, I saw this last night when I was out and about with my husband and my son:

During times like these, when we might feel like we’re going in circles, I appreciate the reminder that life is an adventure, waiting for us to engage.

Does adventure await in any of my other images for today?

As adventure awaits, today’s Daily Bitch just might be what you need.

Harley …

… shown there awaiting on the bed, doesn’t know that today I await a phone call from an animal shelter adoption agency. We’re all awaiting the adventure of his reaction when we get a new kitty.

For me, the soundtrack for Adventure Awaits has to include “The Epic” by the Pat Metheny Group.

As I await your adventurous comments, my gratitude awaits.

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Day 2916: Living

No matter what day or year it is, I am grateful to be living.

I’m so thankful that you and I are still living, on this Christmas Day 2020.

Do you see evidence of living in today’s images (presented in the order I was living them)?

I wish:

  • sarcasm burned calories,
  • you a Merry Christmas, and
  • better days of living ahead.

Here’s Dierks Bentley with “Living.”

Here is “Carol of the Bells” (with cute cats) by The Living Tombstone.

What are your thoughts and feelings about this “Living” post?

Thanks to all who help me appreciate living every day, including YOU!

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Day 2782: More smiles

I’m writing yet another blog post about smiles because of this description of Kamala Harris from today’s news …

Gliding past President Donald Trump’s sexist depictions of her as “mean” and “nasty,” the senator from California shredded Trump’s White House record with the agility that comes from her years as a courtroom prosecutor. Yet she delivered those critiques with bright notes of hope and optimism — accentuated by the smiles that are expected from female politicians.

… and because of this mask:

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I’m also thinking of the smiles (and other facial expressions) I’ve been having about “We Have Her Back” , a memo sent by a coalition of powerful women to the news media calling for anti-sexist and anti-racist reporting, which includes this:

“Women have been subject to stereotypes and tropes about qualifications, leadership, looks, relationships and experience. Those stereotypes are often amplified and weaponized for Black and Brown women.”

I smile thinking how often the current President of my  group therapy organization  and I tell each other that we’ve got each others backs. I also smile thinking about this bag I gave her last year:

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Now, my smiles are related to all the pre-pandemic photos I went through in order to find that one.

Can we find more smiles in these recent photos?

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Which photos made more smiles for you?

Here‘s “More Smiles” by The Jump Ups:

There are more smiles in this video of these twin brothers hearing Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” for the first time:

And more smiles as I watch the twins listen for the first time to Whitney Houston, singing another Dolly Parton-written song:

 

I’m looking forward to more smiles when I read the comments on this “More Smiles” post.

More smiles and thanks for all who help me smile as I create this daily blog, including YOU.

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