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Day 2948: What people are feeling

Because I’m a psychotherapist, I focus on what people are feeling. These days, people are feeling a lot of different feelings.

Some people are feeling better.

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Some people are feeling overwhelmed.

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Some people are feeling theoretical.

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Some people are feeling joyful.

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Some people are feeling scared.

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Some people are feeling the Bern.

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Some people are feeling minor losses.

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Many people are feeling major losses.

Some people are feeling nostalgic for the past.

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Some people are feeling inquisitive and playful.

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Some people are feeling bananas.

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Some people are feeling hungry.

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Some people are feeling happy.

I live with heart and my heart tells me that all people’s feelings are okay, even the ones we judge and sometimes disown, like anger, fear, and sadness.

This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “How People are Feeling.”

As I often ask in my therapy groups, “What are people feeling?”

As usual, I am feeling gratitude, so thanks to all the people with feelings who helped me create today’s post, including YOU!

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Day 2947: Too nice?

Do you ever wonder if you are too nice? Especially in response to people who are not too nice?

I don’t think being too nice is the problem, these days. Personally, I think it’s nice when people are nice. Indeed, it’s nice to think about nice people being in charge for a while.

When people are the opposite of nice on Twitter, I think it’s very nice when somebody responds, “S/he seems nice.” It’s nice to have an all-purpose comeback like that about mean people. Often I’m too shocked (if not too nice) to know how to quickly and effectively respond to verbal abuse in the moment.

Of course, it’s important to respond to abuse. I just don’t think self doubt about being “too nice” (or “too anything”) helps us act and move forward.

Are any of my recent images too nice ?

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Is it too nice if I celebrate here in America with “America” from West Side Story?

It would be so nice if you share your thoughts and feelings, below, without worrying if you’re being too nice or not nice enough.

It’s impossible to be too grateful, so thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 2942: Let the healing begin

I believe that, after years of wounds, cruelty, injustice, and outrageous actions, my country may start healing today.

Let the healing begin.

Do you see any healing beginning in my latest images?

Let the healing begin in this memorial to COVID-19 victims from my nation’s Capitol, last night.

Let the healing begin in the comments section, below.

Thanks to all who let the healing begin, including YOU.

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Day 2941: Comebacks

I always appreciate it when you come back to this blog, which today will start out with a definition of “comeback.”

come·back /ˈkəmˌbak/

noun
1. a return by a well-known person, especially an entertainer or sports player, to the activity in which they have formerly been successful.
“the heavyweight champion is set to make his comeback”
Similar: resurgence, recovery, return, rally, upturn, revival, rebound, fightback
2. INFORMAL
a quick reply to a critical remark.
“some of my best comebacks just go right over people’s heads”

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s comeback of many well-known politicians to the activities in which they have formerly been successful. I’m also looking forward to the comeback of my country to the world stage.

Also, since I was very young, I’ve been known for my comebacks. Once, when a young man was telling me how wonderful he was and said, “You can call me God, for short,” I had this comeback: “Short for what — Godawful?”

Now it’s time to come back to my most recent images. Do you see any comebacks in them?

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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire have had many comebacks, as you can see here:

I look forward to your comebacks in the comment section, below.

Thanks to all who come back to this blog, including YOU.

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Day 2940: Complaining

For the last four years, I’ve been complaining about the U.S. President and the enablers of his outrageous behaviors.

I’m looking forward to not complaining about our President, very soon.

Do you see any complaining in my latest images?

I actually did a little complaining to Michael about last night’s dinner, because (1) it was the second sandwich in a row and (2) it wasn’t pasta. As I said in my tweet above, I’m looking forward to more of that kind of complaining.

I’m not complaining about finding this video about complaining on YouTube:

I am complaining about my sleep pattern lately: I wake up way too early and have trouble falling back asleep. I’m hoping I’ll be doing less complaining about my sleep after the inauguration on Wednesday.

James Taylor is complaining in “Angry Blues.”

I won’t be complaining if you share some complaining in the comments section, below.

I’m so grateful for all who tolerate my complaining, including YOU!

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Day 2939: Hey, cutie!

Hey, cutie!

I’m writing today’s blog post for all of us who are not feeling particularly cute these days.

You are much cuter than you feel.

I’m not being cute — I know this because of all the years I’ve spent being a cute-enough therapist to many cute-enough people who have trouble realizing how cute they are.

Just last week, I was doing a remote therapy session on the phone with a cute-enough person who was feeling sad, depressed, and anxious about many non-cute realities.

Because I cutely and acutely know that shame and self-doubt often increase during crises, I suggested at the end of the session that, once a day, she look in the mirror and say to herself, “Hey, cutie!”

It was cute how dramatically her mood improved after I said this. I could hear the cute lightness in her tone when she promised she would try my cute prescription.

Hey, cutie! What do you think would happen if you tried that same cute prescription?

Hey, cutie! Do you see any cuties in my latest images?

That last image shows my latest cute attempt to get more cute engagements on Twitter.

Hey, cutie! You’re still cute, no matter how many cute people engage with you on social media and elsewhere.

Hey, cutie! Here are the cute Turner brothers covering a cute Hank Williams classic.

Hey, cutie! Consider leaving a cute comment, below.

Hey, cutie! Many thanks to you and all the other cuties who help me create this cute blog, every day.

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Day 2937: What is helping people fall asleep this week?

Last night, when I couldn’t fall asleep, I tweeted the question in today’s title. Much to my surprise, I got lots of answers, which helped me fall asleep.

How would you answer that question? What is helping you fall asleep this week?

Do you see anything in my recent images that would help you fall asleep?

The Daily Bitch is telling me that there are friggin’ reasons why I’m having trouble falling asleep this week.

Here’s “How To Fall Asleep In 2 Minutes” from AsapSCIENCE:

Hearing back from people helps me fall asleep, so consider leaving a comment below.

Finally, gratitude is helping me fall asleep this week, so thanks to all who read this blog, including YOU!

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Day 2936: High alert

You’d have to be high (as we used to say back in the 60’s) not to be on high alert if you live in the USA.

I captured the following images when I was on high alert.

Some of those images put me on high alert to invite you to sign up for my Open Mic tomorrow, January 15, before the end of today.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4eadaa23a2f49-jamn18

I’ll be singing my new lyrics to the Doors’ “People Are Strange” which I wrote when I was on high alert.

Here’s what immediately comes up on “You Tube” when I search for “high alert.”

It’s exhausting to be on high alert, isn’t it? Please be on alert for signs of support and gratitude.

Finally, thanks to all who’ve helped me stay alert through eight years of blogging, including YOU.

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Day 2931: Everything happens for a reason

Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

I find it more difficult to believe that everything happens for a reason when so many people seem to have lost their reason.

When so many people seem to have lost their reason, I look for a reason for why that has happened. That’s why I posted this question on Twitter yesterday:

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People’s responses happened for a reason and included the following:

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Those answers may have happened for a reason, but I still can’t find the reasons why so many people are still Trump supporters after all the unreasonable — and dangerous — things he has done and said.

Have these photos and other images happened for a reason?

There’s a reason why I captured that last image — I plan to use the “Thank you!” to end this post.

Here is “Everything Happens for a Reason” by Zhané:

It happens that I have so many reasons to be grateful, so thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including you!

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Day 2918: NO

On the first anniversary of my NOtable husband Michael and I saying “YES” in marriage, I am publishing a NO post. Want to kNOw why?

As of this writing, our NOt-too-longer NOxious President has said NO to extending unemployment benefits to millions of people. He has said NO to people in need like NObody else I can remember. I’m so glad we said NO to a second term for him.

Do you NOtice any NOs (or sNOw) in today’s images?

There were NO likes on some of my tweets and NO cilantro on Michael’s Mexican lasagna, but NO worries, regrets, or judgment here.

When Michael and I got married a year ago today, we would have said “NO” if the justice of the peace had asked if we wanted a religious ceremony, but she did NOt ask.

It makes NO difference to me; I would NOt change a thing.

What are your thoughts, feelings, and other NOtions about this NO post? NOte that comments go below.

I’m left with NOthing but gratitude for all the NOurshing blessings in my life, including YOU!

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