Monthly Archives: April 2017

Napping is a Skill

One which I am well practiced at.

 

 

I also like Snoopy, just in case you’re wondering. (Not any of the other Charlie Brown characters, only Snoopy and Woodstock.)

What can I say, Snoopy is a writer and a napper. He also enjoys food and yet never gains any weight.

And you know, he’s a dog.

All around the best qualities.

 

I wish I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight. Then again, don’t we all. 😉

 

I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) – CFS (or ME) for short. I sleep a lot.

I love napping.

And its really very healthy. Some places have a rule where you break for lunch and take a nap. Google even has adorable little sleep pods. Though, I’d personally like a wee bit freaking lot more privacy than that, just gotta say.

Napping helps you be more creative, more mentally aware, and capable of performing labors and mental challenges with efficiency and accuracy.

And the writer in me is telling me that ^ sentence could’ve been way more eloquent.

 

Anywho – do you nap?

Why or why not?

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Grey Isn’t All Bad

Grey

Pigeons are gray.

They’re other colors too.

Pigeons are dorky goofy.

I’ve decided I don’t like the work dorky, I’m going for goofy from now on. It’s what I actually mean.

Do you ever say things out of conditioned behaviors? It’s annoying.

I’m trying to find all of mine and get rid of them.

 

 

Grey

My clothes are basically gray, black, and blue.

I have one red shirt, one dark pink shirt. I’d rather call it close to mauve.

My slipper boots are gray and chocolate brown. They go well together, those colors.

I like the slipper boots better as they keep my feet warmer.

 

Grey

I think gray is unfairly disliked by most people.

I like gray.

It’s not dreary or doom-ish in my opinion.

It’s warm.

It’s also on my wolf/husky plushy. Which I obviously like.

Also, the color of the skull on my desk.

Not a real skull. Unfortunately. I’d get in trouble if it was real.

*pout*

 

Grey

A lot of people have chosen to talk about their chronic illness for this daily prompt.

Why?

Why does the color illicit this subject?

Perhaps it is connected with shades of grey. (The phrase not the abuse-celebration book series.)

Chronic illness is a grey area.

Not much known.

Not many people are given hope, answers, a way to live with what they’ve acquired.

So, we figure it out on our own.

Perhaps it’s a dreary, lonely road with more question marks than possible answers. But I find I don’t hate it. We’ve all got our struggles, demons, and suffering. Through acceptance, I can learn to deal with my chronic issues, chronic diseases, and chronic illnesses.

 

Grey

Is an interesting topic.

Color.

Warm and cold, soft and solid at once.

What is grey?

 

Grey

I really liked this person’s response to today’s daily prompt: The Fantasy of Gray.

 

What is grey to you?

Today’s daily prompt: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/gray/

(just in case you want to try it out)

 

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If You Chase Two Rabbits

“If you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either one.”

  • old proverb

 

Basically…

If you try to be two people at once, you won’t be a person at all.

If you try to do two major things at once, you won’t accomplish either wholeheartedly.

Sort of like trying to serve two masters at once. Not possible.

 

For example…

I tried to be myself and please the world at the same time.

Didn’t happen.

Either one.

One is completely impossible. The other is completely possible but terribly, insanely, absolutely terrifyingly difficult but simple at the same time.

 

Another example…

You cannot live in the present and the past at the same time.

You cannot live in the present and the future at the same time.

 

Find who you want to become, then plan accordingly.

Do you ever ask yourself what your goals are for your life?

 

Change. Be aware. Be present. Live in the now.

All we have is now.

Tomorrow is not promised.

 

You CAN chase both chocolate and healthy eating, though. Just saying. ;D

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Some Words and Links

Real amazing title, right?

Moving on from that mind blowing experience.

 

I’ve changed my contact info because my email address wouldn’t let me keep my emails. Or sometimes read them…

So if you’ve emailed me and I haven’t responded…. I probably didn’t get it.

Hence the changing of the email addresses.

Thank you to those who kept pestering me until I realized they’d been trying to communicate with me.

 

Anywho, so that this post has something in it worth reading, check out these three posts that I love.

 

(d)iluted

Ready? Set? Go!

Grace Enough

 

And, also, check out this adorable, less than one minute long, video of an adorable kitten and puppy.

I said adorable twice in that sentence.

*shakes head at self*

Deal with it.

 

Also, I have the Winnie the Pooh theme song chorus playing over and over again in my head. I don’t know where it came from…

Have a nice day!

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My Number One Pet Peeve

The word fearless.

I cannot stand this word.

I believe it’s used in all the wrong ways. Thrown up on a pedestal and used to signify strength. A characteristic others want to emulate.

I do not.

I believe fearlessness is how people end up dead, maimed, breaking hearts, and destroying individual worth.

 

Fearlessness is foolish, self-centered, ignorant, and quite frankly, clueless.

Fearlessness is the small child, who, having been told the oven is on and not to touch the burner, decides to reach out and touch it regardless, getting burned.

It is the young child in all of us who hasn’t learned what pain is, who jumps off the roof and breaks their arm.

Fearlessness is unthinking.

Fearlessness believes it is untouchable, invulnerable to harm.

If you’re fearless, you must also be unfeeling.

 

 

Courage.

Courage is what we need.

Courage knows fear, intimately. Terror, the horror of the unknown or knowing the pain that’s about to descend.

And still, courage steps forward and does it anyway.

Courage faces its fears.

Courage knows the pain of loss but recognizes that beyond the risks lies the desired result, the success, the rewards.

Courage looks with the heart and mind, the intuition and reality. It weighs intellect with the desire of the heart and makes decisions based on truth.

The courageous soul stalks forward through the darkness, the pain, the fear.

 

Stop requiring fearlessness.

What we need is courage.

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#NationalHaikuPoetryDay Also

 

Truly, I don’t think

We are ever completely

Certainly, ready

 

By Daphne Shadows

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#NationalHaikuPoetryDay Again

This one, I can’t figure out what end line I prefer.

What do you think?

 

Sometimes you have to

Sing, read the letter, carry on

Can you feel your voice?

 

Sometimes you have to

Sing, read the letter, carry on

Does your voice tremble?

 

By Daphne Shadows

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