Posts Tagged With: Yogi Tea

Day 3126: Gratitude

Gratitude is easy for me to feel and express. I have so much to be grateful for, including waking up to this new day.

I’m grateful for all these quotes about gratitude.


Do you see gratitude in my other images for today?

One way I could answer the question “How are you?” is “grateful.”

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

I always end my blog posts with gratitude, so thanks to all who are joining me here on this precious day, including YOU.

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Day 3124: What’s a small action you can take to make a difference?

Yesterday, I took the small action of tweeting this question on Twitter.


All of the answers I received made a difference to me.

Do you see any small actions that make a difference in my other images for today?


Cooper Raiff, the 20-something, first time director of the small action but amazing movie “Shithouse” has definitely made a difference.

What’s a small action you can take to make a difference?

Expressing gratitude is a small action I take every day, so thanks to Cooper Raiff, other creative people (including my Twitter friend ARTY who drew that cool portrait of me), all who answer my questions, and everyone who makes a difference, 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 3112: What are you addicted to?

What are you addicted to? I’m addicted to several things, as you might see in my images for today.

There are also some common substances that I am NOT addicted to.

I’m still addicted to Buffalo Springfield.

I’m addicted to your comments, in case you didn’t know.

I’m so addicted to gratitude that I end every blog post with thanks to all, including YOU.

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Day 3106: Hugs

Hugs to all my readers!

It’s so wonderful to be experiencing in-person hugs with friends after all those months of virtual hugs (which have also been life-sustaining).

Are you getting enough hugs these days? Let’s see if there are any hugs in my images for today.

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When I was a kid, every time Norma Tanega’s “Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog” came on the radio, it felt like a virtual hug to me.

Now I’m giving a virtual hug to the late Norma Tanega for all the joy she gave me and others.

Who would you like to hug, here and now?

Hugs and thanks to all who help me experience virtual hugs through this blog every day, including YOU!

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Day 3105: Something beautiful

Here’s something beautiful I just posted on Twitter:

Yes, I would rather look at something beautiful than look at the news. Can you help me?

By the way, asking for help is something beautiful, and that’s something I get to witness in my therapy groups every week.

Can you find something beautiful in my other images for today?

When I search YouTube for “something beautiful,” I discover many beautiful things, including this:

… and this:

Gratitude is something beautiful, so thanks to all who help me blog every day, including YOU!

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Day 3103: The first time

Yesterday, in my Coping and Healing group, people spoke about doing things for the first time, like taking a trip alone.

Then, I noticed that my tweet about being blocked for the first time on Twitter got a kashmillion responses and hundreds of new followers, also for the first time.

Well, as my mother used to say, there’s a first time for everything.

What helps us deal with things we are encountering for the first time? Things that are new to us, even those things we might want, invariably cause some stress.

I hope you enjoy seeing these images for the first time.

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It’s not the first time I’ve shared “Ain’t That Peculiar” here and it’s probably not the last either!

Actually, it IS the first time I’ve seen and shared that fabulous video.

What are your thoughts and feelings about this first-time post?

For neither the first nor the last time, thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 3101: What do you do?

What do you do when you wake up to another day in your precious life?

What do I do? I blog.

What do you do when you observe so many interesting things all around you?

What do I do? I capture them and share them in my blog.

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What do you do when you want to get happier? I watch a Gene Kelly movie.

What do you do when you have a comment about a blog post?

What do you do when you’re grateful to someone? I express it without hesitation.

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Day 3074: Death is But a Dream

Yesterday, during Memorial Day in the USA, I watched the PBS documentary “Death is But a Dream.” Here is the official trailer of “Death is But a Dream”:

I plan to tell people I work with who are dying about “Death is But a Dream,” which movingly describes the dreams of terminally ill people.

My life near the ocean is but a dream, as you might see in today’s photos.

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I hope that peace is not just a dream

Twitter is but a dream.

Edinburgh feels like a dream to me now.

Here is the TED talk by Dr. Christopher Kerr of “Death is But a Dream”:

I expect that when I am dying I will dream about my father, my mother, my friends Hillel, Eleanor, Tony, and Michelle, Oscar and several other cats, and maybe some of my patients. I find this dreamily comforting, here and now.

What are your thoughts and feelings about this death-is-but-a-dream post?

Thanks to all who help me fulfill my dream of blogging every day that I am still on this earth, including YOU.

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Day 3068: Contempt

In Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, Gladwell explores, among many other topics, the toxic effect of contempt on human relationships. Researcher and psychologist John Gottman, who tapes and analyzes the interactions of couples and the outcomes of their marriages, says that contempt is the single most important predictor of whether a marriage will fail. Contempt (“any statement made from a higher plane” … “trying to put that person on a lower plane”) is “closely related to disgust, and what disgust and contempt are about is completely rejecting and excluding someone from the community.”

Yesterday, I was embraced by the Twitter community after I posted this:

Here were some non-contemptuous and very helpful replies:

You may be worrying and wondering — how could I have a day where FOUR people I didn’t know showed contempt to me? Well, three of them were customer service people who talked to me from a higher plane on the phone, without helping, when I was trying to resolve a health insurance issue. The fourth was a person I didn’t know who talked down to me after I snapped one of the photos I have to share with you today.

Well apparently the Daily Bitch is familiar with contempt.

Here are a few more non-contemptuous exchanges on Twitter:

Sometime, when people treat me with contempt, I get out my negative feelings by pretending to drum along with Billy Cobham.

… and that helps me feel more like a pleasant pheasant.

Feel free to express your thoughts and feelings about this “Contempt” post in a comment, below.

Thanks to helpful communities everywhere, including this one!

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