I have many happy returns to share in today’s post, including the return of my son Aaron from Scotland to Boston.
I was happy to return yesterday to my home work desk, Twitter, Wollaston Beach, the Kindness Rocks Project, Logan Airport, and Facebook; Aaron was happy to return to our home; and Harley was happy to return to our couches (if not happy about Aaron’s return).
I’m happy you’ve returned here today to share in our happiness.
The Daily Bitch is happy to return on this many happy returns day.
The views expressed in this blog belong to me and do not necessarily represent the views of others.
People express their views in many different ways and through many different media.
These days especially, I wonder how open people are to views different from their own.
In this world, the views of some are considered more valuable than the views of others.
It takes work to express your views effectively.
When expressing your views to others, try using “I”-statements rather than “You”-statements. For example, “I feel strongly about this” rather than “You are wrong” or “You’re an idiot.”
I’ve noticed that people tend to express negative views more often than positive views. In my view, it helps to express appreciation and gratitude.
Four years ago, I decided it was necessary for my mental health to move to a place with ocean views.
Yesterday, the views expressed in this blog got 196 views, with 1.76 views per visitor. At this writing, this daily blog has received 436,222 views since I started it almost eight years ago. “The best views ever,” according to my WordPress stats, happened on June 21, 2020 and the most views for a month were 8,700 during November 2015. I don’t usually view my blogging statistics, so these views are a surprise to me.
Ready to view my views from yesterday ?
The views expressed by the Daily Bitch are her own (but may be shared by others).
I keep noticing this rock, which endures in the enduring Kindness Rock Project near our home:
The only other time I’ve used the word “endure” in a blog title was Day 1409: Adapt and Endure, which I published the day after Donald Trump became the U.S. President four years ago.
I, having endured many medical scares and challenges through 2016, also posted this enduring (and, I hope, endearing) message back then on Facebook:
“I survived open heart surgery for THIS?”
As we approach November 2020, let’s think about what we have endured over the last four years. Has it been an AFOG (Another F-ing Opportunity for Growth)? An irredeemable disaster? Something else? Your answer may depend on how you tend to endure.
Which of these images might endure for you?
Okay, I’m ready to endure the next 10 days. Are you?
Because I’m mad about so many things right now, I’m going to perform “I’m Mad About You” — which I wrote when I was mad about the last U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings — at a remote Open Mic this Friday, October 16, 7 PM – 9 PM, EDT.
Because I’m mad about/in love with sharing my performances, here’s the link to sign up to attend that Open Mic: