Imagine That. It’s 2013!
Jan 6 2013

Happy New Year!   From what I’ve observed at this point in my life, it seems to me that there really is no telling what awaits around the corner with regards to jobs, kids, health, love, or whatever, so I’ve given up on resolutions for the time being.  We are living in interesting times, and I have been fortunate/unfortunate enough to experience many things…some of my choosing and most not of my choosing.  Maybe I will live long enough and happen upon the right muse(s) along the way to enable me to write more about it…

So in 2013 I’ll just do my best to breathe deep, laugh with my kids, and spend time with people who support/love me & my kids (i.e., no fair weather friends or family).  I’ll continue to do my best at whatever I’m attempting to do and support others even if I find myself in less than ideal circumstances or around negative people, which seems to be happening less and less.  I also will continue to come to grips with the reality of my busy life (e.g., it took me close to 5 days to actually finish writing this short post because of work, facebook, watching TV, words with friends, going to the movies, spending time with real offline friends, downtime, and kid stuff!). :-)

May you experience the most peace, love, and joy possible in 2013!

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Playing The Letters You Are Dealt
Dec 18 2011

You’ve probably heard life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.  It’s true from my perspective.  People react to proverbial bad news in different ways.  I’ve been given bad news that in hindsight (or even on the spot) was actually great news!  It usually doesn’t feel that way to most of us at the time it’s delivered though.  I don’t know why some of us dust ourselves off, get back up, and re-invent ourselves while others sink deeper into the sofa.  Believe me there have been many times that I’ve wanted to sink deep into the sofa and eat tons of chocolate, but something inside me (oh, and those two kids of mine who need to eat and go to school) makes sure I get up, eat just a wee bit of chocolate, and keep going.  Fighting the demons inside your head can be the hardest thing to do, especially when your life has turned out differently than you envisioned or others envisioned for you.

A good friend of mine introduced me to Words With Friends (pretty much like Scrabble) and I’m hooked.  My kids are hooked.  I’m playing several games with several friends right now.  Each game is different.  I’ve lost most of them so far because it’s been so long since I’ve played Scrabble and the words that are OK in Scrabble/WWF are not always used in the real world.  Plus, my kids (i.e., cute and cuddly meddlers) will all of a sudden play small words that don’t have a lot of points.  Each part of your life is different.  The basic rules, from my perspective, are the same but everyone is dealt a different hand, cards, letters and playing them the best we can is what counts.  Also, I’ve found that shuffling the letters (i.e., your perspective) lets you see things you might not otherwise see.

So play the letters you are dealt.  Sometimes you’ll make tons of points and sometimes you’ll make a few.  Sometimes you’ll win and sometimes you’ll lose, but there’s always another game to be played.  I’m curious as to how often people use the word “Qi” in their daily conversations? :-D

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