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A Change Would Do ME Good May 13, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Health & Wellness, Mindfulness.
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Last Sunday, Patricia shared a pertinent quote on Today, I Think:  

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

~ Wayne Dyer

So true. 

I can look at my father moving into assisted living without my mom as “the end of the world” as we know it . . . or I can envision him starting a new chapter in his life with exciting challenges AND potential rewards.

Guess which thought is apt to make me happier?


Dad’s been languishing at home, doing little but reading, watching ball games, and visiting doctors. 

What if this change of scenery inspires him to do more?  What if doing more makes him feel more alive?  What if feeling more alive makes him want to try even more new challenges?  You get the idea.

Despair is hidden arrogance:  I have seen the future and it doesn’t work.   

But what if the future has a few surprises up its sleeve?

Things we haven’t imagined or envisioned . . . due to being preoccupied with “worst case scenarios.”

It ain’t over ’til it’s over. 

It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings.

Aah . . . that’s better!  (I mean it this time).  😉

Juggling With Three Hands May 13, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Happiness, Poetry.
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I am finding this Mother’s Day harder to manage than its predecessors.

I’m juggling with 3 hands 
Unable to keep up with balls
Falling faster than they fly.

I want to find the good again.

But I can’t seem to find my way home.

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how.  We guess.  We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. ~ Agnes De Mille 

Aah . . . that’s (a bit) better!