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Glory Days

1funny693When was the last time a shark tried to have you as snack, or you were chased by a tiger, or kidnapped by aliens?

The scariest thing we usually face these days are: weather, bad customer service, horrible drivers, the internet, our own poor choices, and uncertainty.

Because of the rush and roar of society people feel like everything is a big deal…hint hint, not really true.

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1. Social media is designed to offend, like a raging tornado it hits people with so many different points of view, beliefs, feelings – it actually has to offend someone. So hunker down and give yourself a protective barrier it can tear away first. Stay safe.

2. Critical thinking helps us survive and thrive, makes us stay on our feet when trying to escape a mob or drop to the ground to crawl out during a fire. Doesn’t mean you can’t be positive, but be positively prepared.

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3. Bills, weather, time, money, love, life, death, illness, even worrying about what you say or do. You can’t please everyone, even on a good day. Worry is passive and you still have to move forward.

4. You get into bad situations, whether it be with overindulging in food, drink, gambling, anger, getting lost in the woods, swimming into shark-infested waters, investing in the wrong thing, etc. You can beat yourself up, wallow, get eaten, or you can figure out which way is out of the woods with a stick and the sun, punch the sharks in the nose and swim for it, or pick yourself up, dust yourself off, accept responsibility and don’t put your picnic blanket on a fire ant hill again. I always say, don’t worry about falling, there’s no time limit on getting back up.

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5. You believed when you shouldn’t have believed; perhaps you walked into a dark cave even when you heard growling because you read it was full of pirate’s gold. Humans should be skeptical, it’s a survival instinct. We’ve all fallen for things, for people. The internet is a seething mass of bizarre WTF moments. Being skeptical isn’t bad, it’s what kept us alive for thousands of years.

6. You wanted to believe that family, friends, government, corporations, etc. had your best interests at heart, but sometimes your life turns into a made-for-TV movie and you can’t change the channel. At times there are happy endings, other times it’s Murder, She Wrote – just make sure you’re Jessica Fletcher and figure out who are the good guys and whodunit.

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7. You stayed too long and put up with too much; you feel crushed, less, you’re questioning yourself. It’s not too late to remember that underneath those bootprints, you’re still you.

8. You see now your dreams were too big. You get lost in the mall, how could you explore the Amazon? You can barely stay focused on reading a book, how could you write one? You feel sick on at the top of a ferris wheel, how can you climb Mount Everest? Dreams sometimes have to be tweaked or modified, but it doesn’t mean they can’t come true, on some level.

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9. You got comfy, you settled, you forgot to be grateful, well, not forgot so much as put it to the back of your mind. Then you’re being confronted by a giant bear in the backyard and suddenly you’re very grateful for the walls, doors, and the phone to call for help.

10. You’ve been down so long you don’t remember your way up or the ladder is gone. Use your MacGyver skills to fashion a ladder out of dust balls (thank goodness you didn’t have time to sweep last week), a stick of gum, hair, and some spit, then climb out.

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Sometimes when you’re attacked, even by life you’ve got to smash it’s ears with both hands, kick it in the knee or the groin and run, but other times you have to understand, life is just trying to wake you up – it sure does a good job of that some days. Gee, thanks life.

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62 thoughts on “Glory Days

  1. Thank you Donna — i just might be able to take on the day! Maybe even have a terrific Tuesday. 😀
    > I need to ad this to my list of great quotes “sometimes your life turns into a made-for-TV movie and you can’t change the channel.” It is far past time to change the channel. I haven’t seen a “movie” this messed up since the first Gilligan’s Island reunion. 😉 Sharks or no sharks, i might need to go ahead and dive in.
    Mega hugs my friend.

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    1. Oh no, Teagan, I didn’t know things were going as badly as the first Gilligan’s Island reunion, that’s horrifying, yes, just dive in and get ready to punch your way through the sharks. 😉
      Hope your Tuesday is even better than terrific, megahugs, sweetie and go get ’em. 😉

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    1. Sorry this took so long to reply, Kate, it got put into Spam (which it isn’t clearly), a lot of stuff is being put in there lately.
      Yes, I love that and people forget there isn’t a time limit on when you get up, just as long as you keep getting back up. 🙂
      Hope this day treats you kindly. Big hugs. 🙂

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  2. I enjoy your take on things. Thanks for being here and being you, Donna. You’ve cheerfully disabused us of our fear and passivity. I was raised to pull myself up after every fall, learn something from tragedy, and move on (a moving target is harder to hit!).

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  3. I refuse to be eaten by sharks as I’m allergic to seafoods.And if they try to eat me I’ll show them what a bloody allergy is. I promise I won’t offend anyone as I’m never going to speak to another living soul. Some people look for any reason to take offense so they can cause it. Life’s too short for that.
    Get out there and live, be strong but above all be loving. You might never know where your next hug is coming from.
    xxx Sending Mega Hugs to you Donna xxx

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    1. The sharks wouldn’t dare eat you, David. 🙂
      Hope you are feeling better, thinking about you when I hear someone coughing. 🙂
      Yes, wise words, thank you.
      Massive hugs and best wishes!!! 🙂

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      1. I’d give the world’s worst indigestion.
        Thank you Donna, how about thinking of me when you don’t hear someone cough? I’d rather be that way.
        You’re a beautiful person. I send Hugs Galore xxxxxx

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      2. Ok, then I’ll think about you when no one ccoughs, like right now. 🙂
        Get well soon, David, here’s some massive hugs across The Pond to help. 🙂

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  4. LOL! Very cute post. I love Batman trying to fight off the shark.

    I think our lives get a bit mundane sometimes, routine, and boring. Then we go on social media and suddenly we can become an alien lizard overlord trying to destroy all that is good and golden about the world, or else some mighty social justice warrior. Either way it can make us feel very powerful and important 😉

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  5. Yes, to see our world in several perspectives can help a lot Donna 😉
    You are great to give a mental kick, at least when I need one…
    It is a very good idea to have dreams and sometimes we need to modifie them, but never give up dreaming 😀
    Enjoy a wonderful day Donna

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  6. STOP the world. I want to get OFF. It’s a huge deal to me when technology throws me under the bus, let me tell you. I’m tired of it and am not going to take it anymore! 😀 😀 😀

    Actually, I’m more worried what’s for supper. Any ideas? 😛 😛 😛

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      1. Love salad especially with lots of crunch.<3
        Found a recipe for easy, fresh dressing: 1/4 cup each EVOO and red wine vinegar, 3 tbsp. prepared basil pesto (I used two), minced clove garlic m 1/4 chopped flat-leaf parsley, 1/4 tsp each S&P.
        I didn't have parsley and am glad I used less than recommended pest. Still good after a week. Especially delish with salad with fresh cukes, tomatoes + other salad fixings.
        I keep thinking this is the weekend. Happy Canada Day! ❤

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      2. That sounds delicious, I’ll have to try that. I’m really enjoying trying different pestos. 🙂
        Hope you had a lovely Canada Day! 🙂 I woke up to construction on Canada Day (I know, who does that)…noise and cement dust everywhere and today they don’t seem to be working. It’s confusing.

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      3. After sharing the pesto vignette, I wondered about tapenade in place of pesto. Why not? There’s so many different ones. If you ever want any recipes I have some awesome ones, one especially comes to mind I;d like to try in dressing: olives, orange juice and dried chilies are the main event. I can’t wait! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      4. It is indeed and the tastes are varied and you can make to suit your mood. Instead of vinegar, also try lime juice or lemon juice. And don’t forget herbs. I could eat nothing but salad. Have a wonderful weekend, Donna. ❤ ❤

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  7. Yup, sometimes the only way out is a ladder made of dust balls, gum, hair and spit – at least it certainly feels that way, doesn’t it? Positively prepared is the only way to be. Take care my dear and give yourself a big hug for being such an awesome blogger!

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  8. Its a shame, but we all have a tendency to panic when life decides your food for consumption. And when that happens, I know I am prone to panic. Fortunately, my wife is like Cher in “Moonstruck” and she’ll yell at me (and if a slap is necessary?) and say “Snap out of it!” That usually does the trick.

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  9. Great post Donna, an excellent reminder not to sweat the small stuff! Speaking of sweating it’s nearly 40°C here at the moment – around 100F- and everyone is getting very grumpy, I’m determined to ditch my usual worry self and become a whole new calm, zen me!

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