KICKING THE TIRES OF AUGUST 22, 2019

No law that says you have to think about “problems”

Light bulb Moment AKA Aha

Halfway into my morning cup of coffee, I noticed that I was feeling glum because, because, because my mind was busily engaged with “figuring it out.” In a nutshell, I was resenting an item on my “To Do” list that I was doing for another person instead of myself.

Resenting the situation felt bad; thoughts ricocheting between the pros and cons of the matter was only adding more to the pile of bad feeling. Then I woke up to the fact that I didn’t have to think about “the problem” at all. I could simply start thinking about something else entirely. So I started thinking about my exciting project of replacing the crap carpet on the sun porch with Flor tiles: soft sage and grey that will go splendidly with curtains. Just thinking about placing the order has jazzed me.
Today is a very good day indeed and I am feeling fine.

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KICKING THE TIRES OF AUGUST 17, 2019

What I Fail to Understand. . .

Summertime Shadow Flowers

At 9:55 A.M. this post started as a rant and rave. A prior commitment forced me to walk away. At 3:24 I have returned to finish this post. I have a choice. I can finish the rant and rave and take a carpet ride on unpleasant feelings.

I am sitting on a cusp point. I can chose a different set of feelings by thinking a different set of thoughts. Am I repressing the rant and rave feelings? No, I am electing not to perpetuate a habitual feeling response, I am choosing to drop one feeling as a toddler drops a toy and pick up a different feeling simply by shifting focus to a different set of thoughts.
That’s an act of creative imagination

KICKING THE TIRES OF AUGUST 16, 2019

Flat Tire Today

I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna do this;
I don’t wanna do that;
I don’t wanna be around anyone;
I don’t wanna anyone around me;
I don’t wanna any trouble today;
I don’t want difficulties today:
I wanna day that goes smoothly;
I wanna day without aggravation:
I wanna a day when I do what I want to do;
I wanna a day that is productive;
Like Greta Garbo, “I want to be alone”

KICKING THE TIRES OF AUGUST 15, 2019

Remembering

Lois Janssen nee Aldinger born August 10, 1924

My Aunt Lois

One of my best friends in childhood. She loved to laugh, and she taught me to appreciate classic paintings. It’s been a while since I have thought of you, but today, on your birthday, my mind is flooded with warm and happy memories.