Posts Tagged With: Yogi Tea

Day 3556: Strike while the iron is hot

I’m going to strike while the iron is hot and immediately share the meaning of that idiom.

I like to strike while the iron is hot and right now I’m trying to figure out how to take advantage of a travel opportunity with free airfare, which is expiring on June 30.

Striking while the iron is hot can be

  • adventurous,
  • effective,
  • ineffective,
  • fun,
  • anxiety-provoking,
  • smart,
  • dangerous (ouch! hot iron!)
  • invigorating, and/or
  • exhausting.

Let’s strike while the iron is hot and look at my images for today.

On National Logistics Day, I’m trying to strike while the iron is hot to figure out the logistics to make this trip work.

When I strike while the iron is hot on YouTube, this is what I find:

Finally, I’m going to strike while the gratitude iron is hot and thank all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU!

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Day 3537: Solutions

If you don’t know the definition of “solutions,” there’s a solution for that.

When people come to individual therapy seeking solutions, they sometimes discover they also have marital problems that have “no easy solutions” (see definition above for quote).

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

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

I look forward to your thoughts and feelings about solutions, below.

Gratitude is an all-purpose daily solution, so thanks to all who are here now, including YOU.

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Day 3528: Glances

Chances are you know what glances are, but here’s a definition anyway:

After a glance at that definition, I am having these glancing thoughts:

  • with all the information out there, we often need to take brief or hurried looks.
  • I used to glance at dozens of watches I had collected over many years, but now I glance only at my phone for the time.
  • I glanced at the possibility of transforming those watches I used to glance at into an art piece, but then I forgot all about that as I glanced at other things.
  • in my fall on Friday, my favorite glasses were knocked off my head and now it’s difficult to glance through them.
  • if Tom (glancingly mentioned in the definition of “glance”) is taking Coumadin like I am, I hope he got a CAT scan of his head.
  • I love glancing at flashes or gleams of light (and at many other things).

Here are today’s images which, as always, give you glances into my life:

Did any of those images get multiple glances from you?

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

Besides “Glances” by Koki Nakano, I also find “Glances/I Don’t Belong Here” by Hannah Kendall.

In my glances throughout every day I find images of gratitude, so thanks to all who are glanced at and who glance at this blog, including YOU.

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Day 3513: Significance/Insignificance

Today’s significant Daily Bitch Calendar is about insignificance.

This reminds me of a conversation about over-responsibility I had with Mia of MiAlisa salon on Saturday …

… in which I told her about a significant phrase I find useful: “We are neither as important nor as unimportant as we fear.”

Do you see significance or insignificance in my other images for today?

As usual, there is significance and insignificance in the National Days.

I’m not sure how significant it is that I’m close to 30,000 followers on Twitter, but I wrote a song about it anyway (using a significant tune written by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi).

Whatever your thoughts and feelings are about insignificance/significance, they are significant to me.

Thanks to all who help me create the insignificant and the significant entries in this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 3508: What impresses you?

What impresses you?

Is it fortune, fame, talent, integrity, humor, intelligence, commitment, bravery, creativity, honesty, or something else?

Here’s what impresses the Daily Bitch today:

The Daily Bitch never fails to impress. What impresses you about my other images for today?

Are you impressed by anything being honored with a National Day today?

I am impressed by multi-instrumentalist/ singer-songwriter/ producer Tatsuro Yamashita, whom I learned about on Twitter.

I am grateful for all those who impress me, including YOU!

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Day 3405: Best Things

When I looked at my images for today, I decided that the best thing to call today’s post was “Best Things.” Do you agree?

Mothers are the best things but let’s not force women into being mothers, okay?

One of the best things about today is that I’m finally getting to see Jacob Collier in concert after a COVID-related delay of two years!

This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “Jacob Collier best things.”

What are you thoughts and feelings about best things?

Gratitude is the best thing for me to focus on these days, so thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU!

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Day 3401: Good choices

I’ve made many good choices in my life, including

  • becoming a group therapist in my 40’s after careers as a technical writer, marketing writer, film school instructor, and advertising/marketing communications business owner,
  • having a child in my 40’s,
  • both my husbands,
  • my wonderful friends,
  • several shelter cats,
  • starting this daily blog in 2013,
  • agreeing to get a mechanical heart valve in 2016 despite my fears of open heart surgery (because of traumatic childhood experiences),
  • disconnecting from toxic people, and
  • voting for Democrats who support a woman’s right to choose.

Do you see good choices in my images for today?

There are lots of choices from today’s National Days and I choose to celebrate National Star Wars Day by sharing this.

This is the 3,401st time I’ve made good choices about how to end my blog posts — with gratitude for all who appear here, including YOU.

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Day 3398: Balance

Do you see balance in my images for today?

On balance, I think it’s good to balance Mother’s Day with a day acknowledging those who struggle with infertility.

Last night, at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Trevor Noah showed a balance of humor with important truths.

Feel free to balance this post with your comments, below.

I maintain my balance in this world by focusing on gratitude, so thanks to all who visit this blog, including YOU.

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Day 3397: What I have to do today

Last night, when my husband Michael asked me what I have to do today, I replied with glee, “NOTHING!”

That’s not entirely true. I have to

  • take my medication,
  • blog,
  • call Chewy.com about why they cancelled our autoship of Yesterday’s News cat litter, and
  • tweet twice on Twitter,

but I’m completely okay with all of that.

I’m noticing there are A LOT of National Days (one of the daily tweets I have to do) for April 30, but I don’t have to do any of them.

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I don’t have to take a walk and capture images today but I probably will.

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The Daily Bitch doesn’t have to do that but it sure sounds like fun!

I don’t have to do this, but I’m sharing “The Day Off” from Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George.

What do you have to do today?

I have to conclude this post with thanks to all who help me blog every day, including YOU!

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Day 3394: Introductions

When introducing somebody new into my Coping and Healing therapy groups, I ask the other people to remember how it felt when they were new to the group. I also ask, when introducing the check-in, how people would choose to introduce themselves.

Meeting new people can be anxiety-producing and introductions can help ease the anxiety.

Do you see introductions in my images for today?

I think telling a story is a good way to make an introduction. Also, here’s a way I could introduce myself, “Hello, my name is Ann Koplow, and my first car was a blue Gremlin with a denim interior.”

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

I look forward to reading whatever people introduce in the comments, below.

Thanks to all who help me with these daily introductions, including YOU.

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