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Day 3500: This is why we can’t have nice things

Whenever our nice cats scratch, barf, or otherwise wreak havoc on something we own, my nice husband Michael says, “See, Ann? This is why we can’t have nice things.” It’s nice that Michael and I agree that cats are nicer than things.

A few days ago I saw and shared this nice cartoon from the New Yorker:

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It’s nice to know that Michael isn’t the only one who says that.

Do you see nice things in my other images for today?

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My late parents, whom I greatly respect, were very nice and they liked cats more than things, too.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “this is why we can’t have nice things.”

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Now I need to put on some nice things to go and work in-person at the hospital.

Thanks to all my nice readers, including YOU!

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Day 3463: A good cry

These days, it seems like it’s always a good time for a good cry.

When there’s yet another mass shooting of innocents in the USA by a young man with a weapon of destruction, I don’t know if a good cry does any good.

Yesterday, before I asked that question about a good cry on Twitter, I attended my neighborhood July 4th parade in the USA, unaware that a similar event near Chicago was about to be transformed into a scene of cries and carnage.

That’s Francis and Etta, two wonderful children who watched the whole July 4th parade with me. I’m having a good cry right now thinking about all the wonderful children who’ve been traumatized over the years by gun violence.

While I’m having a good cry, I’ll share the rest of the images I captured yesterday with my good readers.

I’m not a workaholic, but I’m glad I can work today as a therapist and witness other people’s good cries.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “a good cry.”

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Thanks to all who helped me create a good cry post, including YOU.

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Day 3455: What’s trending

I don’t look for what’s trending, but that list automatically popped up when I was googling the National Days for June 2022, the currently trending month.

The only thing on that list that’s trending where I am is the coronavirus. Also trending here are:

  • the recent Supreme Court decisions on guns and women’s rights,
  • injustices,
  • climate change,
  • denial,
  • the mid-term elections,
  • inflation,
  • George Carlin’s American Dream,
  • group therapy,
  • home repair, and
  • every image I recently captured on my iPhone.

PTSD is definitely trending, which I’m very aware of as a psychotherapist.

Here’s what I find when I search for “what’s trending George Carlin.”

What’s trending where you are?

What’s always trending here — no matter what day it is — is gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create these blog posts, including YOU.

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Day 3448: Unreal

So many things seem unreal to me these days, including:

  • how facts don’t seem to matter,
  • the level of denial about climate change,
  • the resistance to enacting common sense gun laws in the USA,
  • the power of greed,
  • some people’s priorities,
  • the daily news,
  • the passage of time,
  • reality shows, and
  • my many blessings.

Let’s see if there’s anything unreal in my images for today.

It’s unreal how many excuses people have for being late. I can’t be late today because I’m on call at the hospital starting at 9 AM, but I have time to search YouTube for “unreal.”

It’s unreal how before today I had never heard of Roxette and the late Marie Fredrikkson.

It’s unreal how grateful I am to all those who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 3434: Pride

Do you see pride in my images for today?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “pride.”

Here’s Randy Rainbow demonstrating pride:

Thanks to all those who helped me create this “pride” post, including YOU.

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Day 3373: Responsible

I’m responsible for taking this photo yesterday.

That got me thinking: Who IS responsible for damage?

I’m responsible for having conflicting thoughts about this question.

If we focus on blame (which is also a cognitive distortion), that can get in the way of moving forward with next steps for solutions. But if we don’t take responsibility, we’re likely to remain stuck in old patterns.

Maybe we can be responsible for our own lives — mistakes and all — AND resist getting stuck in blame and finger-pointing.

Who’s responsible for the images in today’s post?

People sometimes ask me who’s responsible for those National and International Days, and the truth is that I don’t know. But I’m celebrating National Scribble Day by being responsible for this daily scribble of a blog.

When I search for “Responsible” I find this

… and the original, “Le Responsable” by Jacques Dutronc.

I’m responsible for expressing my thanks to all who helped me create this post, including YOU.

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Day 3366: Moments

Every day is filled with moments and I am trying my best to stay in the moment during these momentous times.

What moments do you see in my images for today?

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I usually love Spring and I hope there are moments to love in Spring 2022.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “moments.”

I look forward to the moments when I’ll be reading your comments on this “Moments” post.

I am grateful for all the moments I share with wonderful people, including YOU.

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Day 3359: Good Places

Good places, for me, include:

  • WordPress,
  • Twitter,
  • my home,
  • my work,
  • the TV show “The Good Place” (which Michael, Aaron, and I finished watching last night),
  • the world of books, and
  • any place where people can live and grow in relative peace.

It’s difficult to enjoy the good places when so many innocent people are in bad places on this planet.

Do you see any good places in my images for today?

Good Samaritans help make good places and this is a good place to share a YouTube video about good places.

Below this blog is a good place to leave a comment, if you choose.

I am grateful for all the good places and good people in my life, including YOU.

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Day 3319: The day before

On the day before my 69th birthday, I’m sharing some images from the day before this one.

Soon it will be the night before my birthday, so here’s “The Night Before” by the Beatles.

I’m grateful I’ve reached the day before yet another birthday and I’m grateful for you!

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Day 3304: Any questions?

Any questions about my images for today?

Any questions about what is the most important way to celebrate today?

If you have any questions, you can ask them in the comments section, below.

Any questions about how grateful I am that you visit this blog?

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