Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mish Mash Musing



This time of year, I miss the way blogging use to be. Before Facebook, I and about 30 or 40 connected folks would blog weekly, often more, and share all kinds of small and large thoughts and talents and going-ons. I loved connecting with my blog friends all year, and especially sharing the holidays together.

I felt like I had a reason to take photos, to write poems, to share what wisdom I might trip upon. I miss so many people! 

For what it's worth, this Christmas and the wrap-up of this year is ending with hope. There's been real and potential illness swirling around me and my family for a number of months and that takes its toll. But we're all okay--improving daily, and I am nothing if not grateful. So this Christmas I have no complaints. 

I have holiday advice if you have an interest:

1. Expect nothing. Not community, not civility, not presents, not well being. And then let whatever good happens wash over you.

2. Give. This always makes me feel good. Find someone or some reason to give and offer your time, your money, a gift, a surprise, a meal, a donut, a kind word. You'll be the better for it. Guaranteed.

3. Wait to worry. My old standby mantra. Don't worry a minute before you have to. Because if you wait, chances are the reason to worry may have morphed or lessened or maybe even disappeared. 

That's it from me. Thanks as always for stopping by my beloved blog. I'll be visiting you too.
And thanks for the friendship. It counts for a lot.

Happy happy holidays with
Much love,
kj
 




22 comments:

  1. Oh, what a wise woman you are, especially with the one about waiting to worry. Yes, indeed. Let us look at each event as an adventure that colored the day, put it on the calendar, reaffirmed your skills to handle life at its most challenging. Well done.

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    1. i love your attitude, rosaria. and the way you express it.
      love
      kj

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  2. thank you Karen. I agree. These are wise words. May your holiday be blessed with love, laughter and light. be well, Suki

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    1. you too, suki. i hope the holiday brings you little surprises.
      love
      kj

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  3. I don't do FaceBook so I really wish internet friends would blog more. Why don't you start the trend? Be the change and all that : )

    I have been working on turning worry into positive thoughts - instead of worrying that my daughter will get in an accident while driving home in a snowstorm, I turn that into positive thoughts of her arriving safely. It really does help.

    I know you've had a difficult year. I am wishing you all good things in the new year.

    Happy. Merry.

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    1. hi 8, yes yes a difficult couple of years but i think we've turned the corner. i know i'm content and that's free fuel! wishing you a great couple of weeks ahead. it all sounds super.
      love
      kj

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  4. I miss our blogging community too. Lovelovelove to you.

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    1. lovelovelove to you too, deb. i sorely miss those days. heck, i ended up with almost a dozen of real friends all over the world.
      love
      kj

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  5. I miss being able to be open and discuss difficult topics, but the time involved...oy - still overwhelming right now. But I am so grateful for the friends I have made, and still have. Have a wonderful Christmas KJ, miss you, love you MIM

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    1. Mim, I've never let my blog be an obligation--only when I have the time and desire. Miss you too, my friend! Enjoy.
      Love
      kj

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  6. Mark, you are such a wise ass ��
    Happy holidays anywho
    Love
    kj

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    1. My evolved sentiment is an acquired taste. Few have the resolve to disassociate. Life today is a cake walk. I am diabetic. It is good to be diseased.

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  7. I like your "wait to worry", sage advice that I might even learn to do one day:)

    Merry Christmas.

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  8. I think it is a pity that you no longer frequently post here, KJ. I miss your wise and gentle words like the ones above. Always I learn so much of your lifestyle. Is there any chance you will better your life in this respect? :-)

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    1. Wieneke, aww, you've inspired me. One of the changes besides Facebook is i don't use my camera as I used to--I too often use the camera on my iPhone. I am promising myself I will blog more often. Love to you, Wieneke. ๐Ÿ’œ

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  9. Deb, wait to worry. It's a great idea. That, and my turtle approach to the chores of life
    Love to you always deb
    kj

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  10. Great advice. I miss the blogging days, too. Facebook made everything different, somehow.

    Wishing you and yours love, joy and good health,

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  11. I miss that, too. I don't have the time for that sort of blogging now, but it really was a time when blogging felt much more vital and interactive.

    #1 on your list is very Buddhist - not being attached to outcomes.

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    1. cs, definitely more interactive, and inclusive--a real community. I remember being fascinated by truly knowing people from the inside not the outside. I still love that part.

      And glad to know you--I feel
      I do know you! I hope you know me too ๐Ÿ’œ
      Love
      kj

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  12. Cyndi, come blog more and I will too!

    Wishing you the same ��
    Love
    kj

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  13. The last I was here, you were still adjusting to the move and new house...I wish you a great year ahead and lots of wonderful adventures.

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