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Ghosts June 10, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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A casual acquaintance tried to interject herself into my life by telling me what to do.  When I tried to explain why I wasn’t going to follow her unsolicited (and unappreciated) advice, she continued to push the point.  I tried again to explain why her advice would not be heeded.  Nope.  She wasn’t having it.  

She told me I was being “hard headed.”

I suggested that we turn the topic to something else.  Nope.  She continued to push her agenda on me.  Why? I don’t know, but I suspect she thought that being pushy would somehow benefit her down the road.

If so, her plan backfired because I am no longer responding to her phone calls or her e-mails.

I am ghosting her!

Aah . . . that’s better!

The Ghosts of Yesterday May 7, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, People, Poetry.
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Sometimes we want to go “back in time”

We yearn for days of yore

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It can be challenging to embrace “here” and “now”

When ghosts from the past beckon

With childhood scents and sounds

I NEED A TIME MACHINE!

Alas!

The book of life doesn’t include a Rewind button

Or a Fast Forward

We live it or we miss it.

Go on ~> Turn the Page.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related:  Haiku – Stranger

Happy Is The New Rich April 17, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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When in doubt, choose laughter.

Be happy for no reason.

Happy is the new Rich!

Life is better when you’re laughing.

That’s the ticket!  You’re killing it!

Aah . . . that’s better!

No Better Time Than Now April 7, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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Today is going to be awesome.

Love yourself and live your life.

Good Vibes only.

Enjoy every moment.

No better time than NOW.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Healing Is Not Linear March 31, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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Healing is not linear.

It is what it is.

Just breathe.  Life goes on.

Don’t believe everything you think.

Aah . . . that’s better!

 

Rise By Lifting Others January 27, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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Rise by lifting others.

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.

Sprinkle kindness around like confetti.

Aah . . . that’s better!

The Expert Was Once A Beginner January 13, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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Never stop learning.

Stay curious.

Pay attention and you’ll learn something every day.

The expert was once a beginner.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Don’t Let Them Dull Your Sparkle January 7, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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Exist to be Happy . . . not to impress.

Do it for you, not for them.

Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.

Aah . . . that’s better!

 

You Are Entirely Up To You January 3, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, People.
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Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.

Don’t let others decide who you are.

You are entirely up to you.

Be weird in your own way.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Christmas Charades December 15, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, People.
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Looking for ideas for Christmas gatherings this year (including those via ZOOM)?

Consider a cacophonous game of Christmas Charades!

Pass out age-appropriate assignments to all attendees and let holiday hilarity ensue:

* Santa coming down the Chimney in full regalia (see right)

Uh-oh, he’s stuck!
Can you say Claus-trophobia?

* Santa filling the stockings (with COAL)

It’s a dusty job but someone’s got to do it

* Decorating the Christmas tree . . . with cats for companions

Dashing through the house, while looking for a box 
I am ready to pounce, quick as a frisky fox

* Demonstrate the (pre-pandemic) pandemonium of Black Friday Shopping

* Illustrate the after dinner coma  (Snoring = optional)

Santa’s after-season sabbatical!

Aah . . . that’s better!