Grateful for my 2 kids, 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers and their wives and step-families, granddog, friends, and Brother David
No problem – my problem is that I live my days and feel that I have so little impact on those dear to me who are suffering in ways I can do so little to ameliorate!
Kindly, in my interactions with others
Lover & creator of art, if my creations can be called ‘art.’
I am seeing a Van Gogh painted reproduction of a harvest scene hanging on the wall in front of me, from a thrift store.
Grateful for the Dark Stuff Too – I love your title, which greets me when I visit this site – and your Tree! Many thanks
First thing in the morning is likely to be my most peaceful time. I’ll sit in the upholstered chair with my coffee, looking out onto the balcony plants and the sky. [I’m retired] But now I’m sitting here at my laptop instead…
Most worry, because it’s mostly for things that haven’t happened yet, or things that seem to be happening to others, who are not in my day-to-day life, so my worries are rather speculative. Virtual hugs to all!
ps – Possessions, too! How do I know which ones I’ll enjoy in my remaining years/decades, and which ones will burden my surviving family members, after I die? Ah, but I guess that’s a worry I can let go of?!
One of my old neighbors said his dad spent his last days signing financial papers. The neighbor didn’t have to work because of his wealth, but he mourned his dog’s death more than his dad’s
I’m excited about the book my friend recommended: “You are the One You’ve been waiting for” – the idea is that I take responsibility for my well-being instead of expecting those around me to be responsible – AND I don’t try to solve problems my adult family members are having. Then I can love my family members freely.
Thanks Kevin for the great story! Dogs are such dears, and I’m glad Jack turned out to be, too.
I was delighted to see her quote today! Thanks, Ed, for reminding me of it again.
Me too. I’ve met him and his kindness was amazing.
You’re not being pretentious, Bob V!
Dear Amy, those are 2 challenging problems! You have many months before the next school year, thankfully; but rejections are always hard. As are family members with mental problems! Virtual hugs to you.
A virtual hug to you – but not one hard enough to make your back hurt worse!
Multi-generational! I just traced one of my problems through 5 generations of alternating behavior. I’m aiming to behave differently. Warm wishes to you!
Thanks – I’m trying to find a quote I think is from him: ‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.’ Ah – not on my computer, which has ‘suffered’ losses, but in google – bunches of posters with his quote on them.
‘Take a step back’ – I like that, Indeed it brings one to a larger picture!
Dear Ursula, There’s a great book, “You are the one you’ve been waiting for” about changing one’s own ideas. But if your kids aren’t adults yet, you may be stuck with wanting to change their behavior still.. [I hope I didn’t recommend this book to you before] Hugs!!
Thanks for your wonderful story!
“Enoughness” – thanks, Tracey, for that wonderful word! Virtual hugs to you.
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