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Tiggers Bounce! May 23, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.

The truth is, you only get to be a victim once.

After that, you’re a volunteer.

To read more:  Super-Resilient People Are 6 Times More Likely To Do This 1 Thing (Inc.)

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. philosophermouseofthehedge - May 23, 2019

More should recognize the simple truth

nrhatch - May 23, 2019

I was about to ask whether you meant “Moe” of the 3 Stooges . . . when I realized you meant “more.” That gave me a giggle and a grin! (All fixed now).

philosophermouseofthehedge - May 24, 2019

automatic spell check is such a joy – but hey, never enough laughs these days!

nrhatch - May 24, 2019

Exactly! 😀

2. joyroses13 - May 23, 2019

Very true words!

nrhatch - May 23, 2019

Lots of folks out there carting about wheelbarrows overflowing with past hurts.

I’d like to say, “Why not put down that load?” OR “We travel best when we travel light.”

Karen J - July 13, 2019

Yes, indeed! You always make me smile, and usually think, too.
Have a great weekend, y’all!

nrhatch - July 13, 2019

Thanks, Karen! You too.

3. Jill Weatherholt - May 23, 2019

So true!

nrhatch - May 23, 2019

I know a lot of volunteers ~ hanging on to slights (real and imagined) for days, weeks, and months, instead of letting go at the first opportunity.

4. Val Boyko - May 23, 2019

Ah yes … but only with awareness. Without awareness we become prisoners of the stories we create in our minds. Thanks Nancy 🙏

nrhatch - May 23, 2019

Yup. We can be both jailer and jailed . . . never realizing we hold the keys to our prison cell.

5. Tippy Gnu - May 23, 2019

Good advice for individuals. Now if I could only use it to make my favorite sports teams win more games.

nrhatch - May 23, 2019

A handy trick to have . . . especially if you have a few $’s riding on the game, eh?

Tippy Gnu - May 23, 2019

Yes. That would be very handy.

nrhatch - May 23, 2019

And profitable!

6. Debra - May 24, 2019

I think this is great, Nancy! If ever we need to cultivate resilience, it’s NOW! Sometimes I feel like I am shifting like tectonic plates. 🙂

nrhatch - May 25, 2019

Thanks, Debra. I prefer to be around Tiggers, not Eeyores . . . and lately I’m seeming a LOT of Eeyores.

Case in point: I went to a 90th birthday party this week. The first thing a casual acquaintance said to me (after not seeing me for a few weeks): “Your Bridge partner was RUDE to me!” Surprised (because said partner left for Vermont weeks ago), I asked for details.

Turns out, it was a one sentence exchange that transpired over a month ago. I was there and saw the entire exchange. From my perspective, my Bridge partner was trying to be “helpful” (by pointing out a problem ~ e.g., “you’ve got spinach in your teeth”). Characterizing my partner’s “helpful comment” as “RUDE” was the perfect example of the silly Eeyore victim mentality that swirls around us today (caused no doubt by the shift in tectonic plates you’ve noted).

I wanted to be helpful by pointing out her problem ~> “Oh, Eeyore. That happened a month ago . . . let it go.” But I was pretty sure Eeyore would characterize my helpfulness as being RUDE so I “let it go.” 😆

Karen J - July 13, 2019

Good decision, Nancy. Some people just don’t *seem* to want anybody’s help!

nrhatch - July 13, 2019

Yup. They want to wallow in their self-created victim-hood. Silly rabbits!

7. L. Marie - May 25, 2019

So true, Nancy!!!

nrhatch - May 25, 2019

Thanks, LM! Hope you’re having a super weekend!

8. suzicate - May 29, 2019

Truth! Well spoken!

nrhatch - May 29, 2019

No victims here!

9. Joanne Sisco - June 22, 2019

I love this!!

nrhatch - June 22, 2019

Me too! It jumped off the page as I read the linked article.

Another truism: “Hardship is inevitable . . . misery is optional.”

Joanne Sisco - June 22, 2019

Another excellent one! Why choose misery?!!

nrhatch - June 25, 2019


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