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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 2442: Learning how to be brave

Yesterday, when I was brave enough to visit the Broken Tail Rescue cat adoption center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I noticed this description of two of the kitties there:

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Luna is learning how to be brave by following her brother’s lead, says the description.

 

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I think Luna is learning a lot — she’s up front and seems fearless.  I also think her brother, Ray, is learning from her.

I’ve been learning how to be brave my whole life, which I’ll be describing in a 5-minute talk at my 45th college reunion in two weeks.  Learning how to be brave includes:

  • following good role models,
  • feeling the fear and doing it anyway,
  • letting go of harsh judgments,
  • having faith in your process,
  • accepting all your feelings,
  • being kind to yourself and others,
  • carrying supportive people in your heart and mind,
  • committing to the here and now,
  • learning from everything, and
  • telling your story authentically.

I’ll be using those “Learning how to be brave” guidelines when I’m bravely telling my story authentically in front of hundreds of people, soon.

I was learning how to be brave when I took these other photos yesterday:

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Harley is learning to be brave by being up off the floor.

What can we learn from Harry Potter: How to be Brave?

 

How are you learning to be brave?

Thanks to all the brave and learning ones who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to you, my brave reader.

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Day 2099: Look around, look around

As I look around, look around, I hear these lyrics from Hamilton:

Look around, look around,

How lucky we are to be alive right now.

Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now when somebody’s posted a 30-minute loop of these Hamilton lyrics on YouTube:

 

Look around, look around at my photos from yesterday.

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How lucky I am to be alive right now, even if I lose sight of that sometimes.

What do you see when you look around, look around? I will look around, look around for your comments later.

Look around, look around for my gratitude to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU, for looking around, looking around here.

 

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