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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Groundhog Day

"Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life."  --Robin Sharma

I've been having a hard year. There, I said it. We all have times like this. I find myself in a pattern lately, a hard pattern. I don't think I am feeling sorry for myself, but I think I feel sorry about my circumstances, which I can't seem to change. So I am setting out to do something else. I am setting a goal to live each day a little better than the one I left behind. My One Little Word this year is, OPEN. I will be open to change. Open to possibility. I will be open to making each day better. Even if it is just an extra smile. I tried that today. "Just smile more," I thought to myself. I did. It was good. It was a little better.

A state
of consciousness,
but not all
and untimely.
We live among
the days,
along for a ride.
But the ferris wheel
goes high,
wind in my hair,
I can't help but smile


  1. I am in this same place this year. I am going to try this, just one thing better each day! My word is faith - I think. Just believing that these circumstances are temporary but also where I need to be. {{{Hugs}}

  2. I love this!!! You will heal!

  3. I actually noticed the extra smiles today! It was good to see them grace your face today! I know it's been a hard year and I think you may be "sainted" after this year...and well deserved too, on so many levels. Hang in there my friend. <3

  4. Keep calm and power on! When I think of you, I think of your gentle, comforting smile. I saw a woman in the grocery store who looked like you and I caught myself before I said, "Betsy?" You are not an unhappy person. This will pass.

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  6. Sometimes, in desperate times, 'fake it til you make it' really works! Not that you want to live a fake life, but smiles and positive words can go a long way toward climbing out of a dark place

  7. Those hard times can seem it will feel like this forever! A friend once said to me, "It won't always be like this." Those words often remind me that life does change and it won't always be hard. Thank you for being so open and honest in your writing! Smiling certainly helps. Gratitude helps me too. Sending love from Virginia!!! :)


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