Posts Tagged With: Whole Foods Market

Day 3626: Bathtubs

As we’re redoing our bathroom, I’ve been planning on replacing the bathtub, since I’ve never used it in the five years we’ve lived here.

However, instead of replacing that old bathtub with a new-fangled and smaller soaking tub, I’ve decided to keep it, realizing that I can escape the pattern of non-use and enjoy it for what it is.

One thing that prevented me from using that bathtub was such a little thing — it didn’t have a stopper for the drain. After two tries, I’ve recently found one that fits.

It occurs to me that something small can interfere with my moving forward and appreciating what I already have.

Time to move forward and share my other images for today!

I’ve spent so much time searching for “bathtubs” online, but let’s see what I can find on YouTube here and now.

Just so you know, that “bathtubs” video has gotten 64 million views, 209k likes, and 3.5K comments in 10 months.

Thanks to all who helped me create this bathtubs post on Bathtub Party Day, including you!

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Day 3591: Should I stay or should I go?

“Should I stay or should I go?” is a question I hear on social media and in real life. Since Elon Musk took over Twitter, I’ve been hearing it there.

“Should I stay or should I go?” can be a difficult question to answer because there are pros and cons to doing either. One might say that Hamlet’s soliloquy — “To Be or Not to Be” — is asking the question “Should I stay or should I go?”

Personally, I’ve asked the question “Should I stay or should I go?” about

  • relationships,
  • work,
  • homes,
  • organizations,
  • the USA,
  • Twitter,
  • and — for a dark moment many years ago — life.

At this point, I’m staying for as long as I can, everywhere.

Here’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” by the Clash

… and by “First Drafts of Rock” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon.

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Is anyone asking “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” in my images for today?

Now I have to go to work, but I hope you stay and leave a comment, below.

Thanks to all who give me the courage to stay or go, including YOU.

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Day 3513: Life stages

As a therapist and a human being who has lived a long life, I’m very interested in life stages. Because my current life stage involves taking many photos and sharing them here, I took this yesterday at a local supermarket:

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Here are some quotes I just found online about life stages:

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Do you see life stages in any of my other images for today?

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I’m in a life stage where I really notice synchronicity and coincidences, like my taking this photo yesterday and sharing it on National Spirit of ‘45 Day:

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Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “life stages”:

I’ve reached the stage of today’s post where I ask for comments and also express my gratitude for all whom I’ve encountered during my life stages, including YOU!

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Day 3275: Unforgettable lines

Last night, I asked a question about unforgettable lines on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, I had noticed unforgettable lines in a story about CNN’s 2021 Hero of the Year, Shirley Raines, whose non-profit Beauty 2 the Streetz (which she started after her young son died) provides food, clothing, beauty services, and other nourishment to the homeless in Los Angeles.

“You don’t need to be whole to be the missing piece in others’ lives” is profoundly unforgettable.

Do you see unforgettable lines in my other images for today?

In the midst of adding those images to this blog post, I stopped to create (I hope!) unforgettable lines for a new original song, “Forgettable.”

I think there are many unforgettable lines in Paul Simon’s song “The Cool, Cool River” including “sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.”

I’m looking forward to unforgettable lines from you in the comments section, below, and I hope my gratitude for you is unforgettable!

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Day 3155: A Perfect World

We’re so far away from a perfect world these days that it’s difficult to imagine what one might be.

Here are some quotes about a perfect world:

Do you see a perfect world in my images for today?

Today is also the birthday of my honey — my husband Michael. In a perfect world, there would be more people like Michael.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “A Perfect World”:

What are your thoughts and feelings about a perfect world?

Gratitude makes my world more perfect, so thanks to all who visit this non-perfect blog, including YOU.

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Day 3115: Microadventures

Yesterday, between microadventures, I read about microadventures in the New York Times:

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I’ve been on microadventures since I was a microperson, and I believe this blog is a document of the awe I feel every day, home and away.

Yesterday’s microadventures included going to a local casino for the first time and shopping at Whole Foods with my son and my husband. Even if these photos don’t fill you with a sense of awe, I hope this post is a salve for you today.

I very much enjoyed my microwinnings during yesterday’s microadventures.

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

What microadventures have you been on?

I am very grateful for all the microadventures I’ve been on with others, including YOU!

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Day 3107: A grain of salt

We should definitely take what we read on the internet with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, I just did a search for the meaning of “a grain of salt.”

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What have you been taking with a grain of salt lately?

Speaking of grains of salt, Michael made a tofu dish yesterday for the first time and we all agreed it was too salty.

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Next time, he’s going to use less soy sauce and add some honey. I have no reason to take this with a grain of salt.

It’s a good idea to take Twitter with a grain of salt.

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Is there anything in this post you’re taking with a grain of salt (or a dash)? How about these other photos I took yesterday?

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If I tell you I love the score from In the Heights, no need to take that with a grain of salt. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of “96,000” for the original Broadway cast:

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Here’s “96,000” in a trailer for the movie:

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Also, no need to take my gratitude with a grain of salt, so thanks to all who help me blog every day, including YOU!

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Day 3044: Your thoughts

Your thoughts, I’m thinking, go everywhere. Your thoughts go into the future, sometimes with anxiety and fear. They go into the past, sometimes with regret. Your thoughts go all around the world.

Your thoughts, for whatever reason, have trouble staying in the here and now.

Your thoughts can keep you awake when you are trying to sleep.

Your thoughts can be unhelpful cognitive distortions, like personalization, catastrophizing, mind-reading, and blaming.

Your thoughts can be busy, serene, hopeless, hopeful, rigid, flexible, judgmental, open, quick, slow, mean, loving, painful, and reassuring.

Your thoughts affect your feelings and your behaviors.

Whatever your thoughts are, more thoughts are coming.

What are your thoughts about today’s images?

When I search YouTube for “your thoughts,” this is what I find:

Feel free to express your thoughts in a comment, below.

As always, at the end of every blog post, my thoughts turn to gratitude for everything, including YOU.

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Day 3038: The Oscars

I never miss the Oscars, which I’ve been watching through all my aspirations and careers, including film school student.

Last night, I watched the Oscars without our late cat Oscar, who always deserved an Oscar for best supporting cat. For many reasons, watching last night’s Oscars just wasn’t the same.

How many Oscars do you see in today’s images?

Here’s the best all-round acceptance speech from last night’s Oscars:

Yuh-Jung Youn definitely deserves an Oscar and much more.

I have no Oscars to award today but just gratitude to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU!

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Day 3023: An invitation from the universe

Yesterday, while dealing with the loss of a warm, funny, and talented therapist from my group therapy organization, I tweeted this:

Here’s an invitation to explore the many other recent images of my universe.

I’m glad so many people in the Twitter universe answered my invitation for ideas about what to say to a mansplainer.

Here is what I find when I search YouTube for “An Invitation from the Universe.”

Consider this an invitation from the universe to leave a comment, below, and many thanks for inviting me into your universe today.

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