When someone showed me this quote from Maya Angelou, I believed them the first time.
When someone shows me who they are and they are scary, scared, disturbed, angry, hurt, or unkind, I believe them the first time. I also want to believe they can get better. I believe that is because I am a psychotherapist.
I also believe people have to be themselves and some people are more capable of change than others.
Do I show you who I am when I show you the images I capture for this blog?
When The Daily Bitch showed me who she was years ago, I believed her the first time (and every time since).
When someone showed up on a truck in my neighborhood yesterday …
… I believed it was Santa.
Here are Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey showing you who they are as they talk about this important life lesson.
When you show me who you are in a comment, I’ll believe you.
I’ve been showing you who I am — a grateful person — since I first started this blog, and I hope you believe me!
Yesterday, when I was dwelling on Donald Trump, Donald Trump’s supporters, and angry people, I found this quote by Oprah Winfrey:
Oh no! Oprah knows for sure that I will become Donald Trump, a Donald Trump supporter, and/or an angry person unless I dwell on something else. Luckily, there are many other things to dwell on in my other photos from yesterday.
Uh-oh. Now I’m dwelling on the fact that we just lost our internet connection. Also, it’s taking forever for me to upload any more photos that are dwelling on my phone by using cellular data.
Now I’m dwelling on the possibility that if Donald Trump, Donald Trump supporters, and angry people want to take over my countrywith a coup, knocking out the internet of people dwelling in liberal parts of the USA is probably a great way to do that.
Now I’m dwelling on this: a coup in the USA is highly unlikely. Also, the photo I am trying to upload in this precious moment says “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.”
Rather than dwelling on worry, I choose to dwell on
quotes from wise people,
people I love,
people I trust,
things that make me think,
things that make me feel,
things that make me laugh,
delicious nutritious food,
my health and the health of others,
taking a walk on a beautiful morning.
Therefore, I am going to take a masked walk on this beautiful morning after sharing this one other photo which uploaded successfully:
Dwell on this: In 2019 I bet people cookies that Donald Trump would not win re-election. That box of Mallomars is part of my winnings, with more cookies on the way.
Because it helps me to dwell on music, I’m going to search YouTube for music that dwells there, as I peacefully accept that I can always share my other temporarily unload-able photos tomorrow.
Strangely enough, when I search YouTube for “what we dwell on”, I find another Gameof Thrones video.
Now I’m dwelling on synchronicity and gratitude for all who help me dwell on blogging every day, including YOU!