My nice and cute guy, Michael, actually said the word “cute” when I showed him one of those images. Can you guess which one?
Yesterday I had a cute idea of how I might spend my May 8 – 23 vacation from work. Instead of spending the whole time in our cute home by the sea, I thought it might be cute to do “The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally” World Tour. That is, I could visit some of my cute readers, staying in cute hotels, and eating in cute restaurants. If you want me to visit you, leave a cute and convincing comment below.
Whenever I invite people to stay in the moment, rather than thinking about the future or the past, I acknowledge how difficult that is to do. Every moment, people agree with me. It’s difficult to stay in the moment — the human mind wants to go into the past and/or the future.
In this moment, it occurs to me to ask the question: Why is it so difficult for people to stay in the moment? When people do stay in the moment — experience the present with all their senses — they appreciate the break from regrets about the past and worries about the future. And yet it remains so difficult to stay in the moment.
Because I can’t answer the question I posed in the moment, I just tweeted this:
Before I finish this post, I’ll check back on Twitter to see if I have any answers.
In the meantime, notice the focus on the future and the past in these other images I am sharing in the moment.
In the moment, I think the Daily Bitch is inviting us to stay in the moment.
There are no answers to my question on Twitter, so I’ll see if there are answers on YouTube to “Why is it so difficult for people to stay in the moment?”
I thought of that quote yesterday when I wanted to inspect some new graffiti on a tower structure near where we live, but was stymied by high tide. While time and tide wait for no man, this woman waited for the time where she could explore and find what she was looking for.
No need to wait for me to share my images from yesterday, including the ones I snapped during high tide.
I thought I had spotted a heart on that tower and waited until tide and time allowed me to explore.
Time (and perhaps man) has changed a “TRUMP” and added a big heart to that tower.
Here are the other images I captured during the time of lower tide:
I don’t know what the tide was like during the times I captured the rest of these images because I was indoors at the time.
Time and tide wait for no man and Harley can’t wait for his breakfast.
It’s incredible how many incredible life moments I’ve been able to share and experience here.
Over the years, there have been so many incredible life moments where the incredible support of my blogging community has nourished and sustained me.
Here are some incredible life moments from yesterday:
Some of my incredible life moments yesterday included:
getting our taxes done early,
dreading the moment of e-filing because of the way the IRS rejected our return last year because someone in the social security office had made the incredible mistake in the past of entering Michael’s birthday incorrectly, which was a bitch to correct during a pandemic, which I won’t take any more incredible life moments to describe,
talking myself out of my fear of another IRS rejection by reminding myself that the birthday problem had been solved,
hitting the e-file button,
the IRS incredibly rejecting my e-file twice, claiming that the 2019 Adjusted Gross Income I entered didn’t match their records, even though it DID,
listening to incredibly annoying music and recorded people babbling on hold for many incredible life moments, waiting to talk to an H&R Block customer service person,
listening to incredibly annoying babbling thoughts in my head about how the customer service person would not be able to help me and I’d have to mail in our return just like last year and our refunds would be months late again and why do these things always happen to me blah blah blah,
reaching an incredibly helpful and empathic customer service person who suggested we try a non-intuitive (to me) workaround solution,
asking the customer service person to stay on the line with me as I tried to e-file for the third time, and
Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “incredible life moments”:
It would be an incredible life moment if you left a comment, below.
I am grateful for every incredible life moment, including this one I’m sharing now with you.