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Welcome To Your Life
You will find us
acting on our worst behaviour
turning our backs on Mother Nature
Everybody wants to rule the world glad we almost made it

So sad we have to face it

who is really ruling our world?

Say that you’ll never never never need it

One headline – why believe it?

Stop letting our world be ruled…

Stereotyping is the scourge of our time. All women are this, all men are that, good guys always win, life is fair, fat people are lazy…religion, race, wealth, poverty, sex,diets, politics, illness – everything is painted with the stereotype brush…wait, did I just stereotype stereotyping? no mistake, hate is the easy way. Different = Hate. Don’t agree with you = Hate. Blame everyone for your problems. Don’t change, just dig in. Lies, make them big, no, small won’t do. Feed them what they want to hear, while they pretend to care about those they hold dear.
You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss lie is still a lie
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by
And when politicians woo
They still say “I love you”
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings lies goes by
Promises of jobs and tax cuts
Never out-of-date
Tapping into bias with a passion

Spilling jealousy and hate
It’s an age-old story,
sensationalism wins
over love and glory.
We pick and choose
what truths to hold self-evident…
her truth, his truth,
my truth, your truth, the truth…
flippity-floppity, they can’t all be true.
That no one can deny
It’s still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome liars
As time goes by…
Storytelling, once used to pass along useful information, to keep people safe or make their lives easier. Cavegal/Caveguy didn’t recount that story about almost being eaten by a Saber Tooth tiger to get Retweeted, or get Likes on Instagram. Nor did they stop to film it, or get a Selfie #catscratchfever, she/he told exciting tales, not to get attention, to influence, to build her/his brand, but to warn others not to go picking berries on that path where those tigers live #berryscary #noyabbadabbadooforyou
We’re addicts, we need another fix. Oh we can stop anytime, we don’t need it, then a ping, a new text, email, tweet, update, tag, post, whatever. We’re all about the yarn, the tale, the story… crave all the grimy little details, especially the ones that sound like they could be real, the facts say otherwise, but they’re boring, tell us more about the lies, fraud, sex, the scandal of it all, no matter how insane or impossible it seems…tell us more, more, more! it true? Who cares? Jump on that bandwagon wherever it may take you. Why worry, got to get another hit. As long as we get our momentary rush, who cares about the consequences?
Do people even want to rule the world anymore, or are they content to just stare at a screen and watch the world burn, as long as they can feed on the flames of the story as we crackle? Remember the good old days when there used to be a line-up to rule the world: aliens, supernatural beings, crime lords, hackers, scammers, Dystopian Future leaders seem especially bent on keeping control (time is fleeting…), with delusions of grandeur, terrorists, corporate terrorists, politicians, super villains (better than average villains or just wearing capes?), Huns, Hordes (so many Hordes),, paupers, pirates, poets, pawns and kings (they’ve been up and down and over and out and they know one thing, each time they find themselves flat on their face, they pick themselves up and get back in the race), and who can forget Vikings, evil scientists, and laboratory mice whose genes have been spliced (sounds painful and wrong – free Pinky and The Brain!).
But for those who still have an interest in ruling the world, here’s an Easy Peasy guide:
  • Make someone’s day with a smile or a kind word. Do something they need, not just someone you think they need. Help them as they need help.

  • Be part of the good, even if it means not taking that tempting/way-too-easy dig at someone (just as a completely random example, Donald Trump).

  • Jump rope, Jump Force, Shonen Jump, Jump Jump Jump Around (I Came To Get Down), Jump Up and Down for Joy, jump-start your day, jump-start a car – just don’t jump to conclusions.

  • See the world from someone’s else point of view, even on their worst day. Then someone else. And someone else. The sky’s the limit and maybe not even then.

  • Care. Don’t just pretend to care. Do it, surely it must take the same effort, right?

  • Don’t attack, don’t react – act on your best instincts.

  • Do something you didn’t think you could do. Except murder. Don’t do murder. Or anything else bad, let’s start again, do something good you didn’t think you could do.

  • Grow food instead of a portfolio.

  • Be yourself. Unless you can be Groot, then be Groot (I am Groot).
  • Don’t try to control, be a part of something. Join a club (not a gang), volunteer, find people with common interests, goals, and values (beware of diving right in, some groups and people can be intense, hey, I didn’t directly mention Game of Thrones fans, find time to find others.
  • Laugh (I’ll help, Jann Arden has a comedy series, Jann – watch, laugh, repeat). Cry (or laugh and cry thanks to Ricky Gervais, his Netflix series, After Life may just change your life, it changed mine). Dream, wonder, rejoice – seriously, if you’re still not watching The Orville, I, I, I just don’t…So go ahead and feel, feel frustrated, sad, lonely, happy, hopeful, hopeless, scared, joyful, jealous, disappointed, angry, but don’t think those feelings are facts; just to reiterate, feelings are not facts.
  • Show and share compassion, patience, empathy, understanding – all the money spent on piles of flowers, stuffed animals, balloons and candles, the endless moldering memorials – give that money to those in need. Isn’t that a better way to remember those who have been lost?

  • Offer your support and some Random or Not-So-Random Acts Of Kindness, but try something different, if you’re in line for coffee, you can afford a coffee (or think you can, that’s a whole other issue), the only kindness you’re giving is to the coffee place. Give that money to those in need, not just in need of a caffeine fix.
  • Comfort, inspire, don’t require something in return.

  • Anger, greed and fear are so tempting, calling a siren’s song, ‘give in to me, it will feel soooo good’ and it could, briefly, but it hurts others; if that makes you feel good, you need some serious help.

  • Share something you want to keep all to yourself, for me, chocolate (they’ll have to pry it from my cold dead hands, then again, if I share, we’ll both be in bliss).
  • Answer a child’s toy phone instead of your phone. Be there, in the here and now, tomorrow isn’t certain, but I’m certain we should be enjoying today. Welcome to your life, there’s no turning back so let’s enjoy a world where there’s enough for everyone – enough food, enough shelter, enough kindness, enough hope, enough compassion, enough love.

This blog post brought to you today by Donna’s Brain, now filled with 100% more:

  • Tears For Fears.
  • Politics/politicians/political machinations.
  • Casablanca.
  • Toy Story (4, 5, 75, whatever, just keep ’em coming, we’ll watch, we promise).
  • Frank Sinatra (anyone else feeling a Rat Pack vibe these days?).
  • The Walking Dead (more Negan please, gots to get me a Jeffrey Dean Morgan fix).

  • Agatha Christie – the new Ordeal By Innocence – go catch some red herring.
  • Organization (shouldn’t that be a four-letter word?).
  • Buffy (RIP Luke Perry).
  • The Orville (stop taking breaks, work 24/7 365 please and thank you).
  • Kindness (it really does matter).
  • Harry Potter (I don’t know if the Sorting Hat could figure me out right now).
  • Hope.
  • Avengers (and of course, Guardians of the Galaxy – I get it, I still listen to my Walkman).
  • E.T. (Text home?).
  • Love.
  • Struggles.
  • Supernatural (300 has a whole new meaning, they get my jonesing for some JDM and pizza).
  • Poverty.
  • Passion.
  • Peace.
  • Pests.
  • Pizza.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (as we start to live it we should accept that good people don’t always win, but that doesn’t mean they should stop being good and yes, some rich people believe the ‘screw the rules I have money’ motto, but money doesn’t equal right just right now).
  • Exhaustion (is there a place past exhaustion, like mega-exhaustion?).
  • Secret City (is this a series or a documentary, it’s so difficult to tell anymore…).

  • Books (more on that later).

  • Why is it every Spring I feel (doesn’t make it true) like I need more socks, pizza (did I already mention pizza, it’s worth another shout out, right?), donuts, Gilmore Girls, maybe Easter eggs (only the chocolate ones, I can have eggs anytime) and cake.
  • Loss.
  • Thinking of how fix the root causes of all the anger, hate, loneliness, trauma;
  • Game of Thrones (anyway to get Jason Momoa back in flashbacks, time warps, something?).
  • Earth Day                                                          
  • Psych (why aren’t they bring this show back, at least a movie or limited run series, come on, I’m desperately in need of a happy place!).
  • Change (not all change is good, not all change is bad).
  • Laughter.
  • The Good Fight (keep it up).
  • SEO, streaming, dreaming, superheroes, raw water, CBD-infused anything and everything, detox, botox, Cheetos dust (is that a must?), ruffles, truffles, bigger phones, smaller minds, ALF, BTS, Bill and Ted (what’s the newest Excellent Adventure, finding their dentures?), cryptocurrency, Wikileaks (maybe they just need WikiDepends), Julian Assange, rading #Area51 (#StormiArea51), self-driving cars (scare me less than drivers driving cars), flying cars (still not as scary as people driving cars on the ground), goat yoga (yoga goat?), inflated lips, inflated hips, inflated prices, fanny packs are back (what?!?), Momo, CYA, Apple (is it really an #AppleEvent without Steve Jobs? Maybe Tim Apple will be there, would Tim Cook be a cooked apple, but I digress.), FOMO, Snapple, GMO – oh no, my brain is melting;
  • Storms.
  • Ultravox and pancakes and not necessarily in that order.
  • SpaceX.
  • Boomtown Rats and Queen (feeling a Live Aid vibe here).
  • Aurora Borealis.
  • U2 (What if I found what I was looking for and didn’t know that’s what it was?).
  • Downton Abbey followed by the urban sequel, Downtown New York Abbey.
  • Stranger Things (welcome to my life).
  • Food waste.
  • Murder (not doing it, writing about it or reading about it or watching it, wait, I’m sensing a theme).
  • Why the birds are conspiring to sing their ‘songs’ outside my window, exactly what subliminal messages are they putting into my brain…
    I’ve been going through some stuff as you see from my ‘slow blogging’, but not slow braining, but I keep bouncing back, Don’t Stop Me Now guess the biggest thing I’ve been struggling with, concerning blogging and social media is, am I part of the problem, am I an enabler? Am I feeding the beast? I try not to, but readily admit, I’ve had varying degrees of success. I move forward with a new resolve…I hope.

Glad to be back and always to be here with all of you.

Big bloggy hugs and welcome to your life, young, or old, or in between, the rest is up to you.



Very me

107 thoughts on “Welcome To Your Life

    1. Awww, you’re too kind (please continue), I keep thinking of leaving blogging, but all of you keep bringing me back, thank you. 🙂
      Hope you’re having a day as marvelous as you. 🙂

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    1. Me too, I mean seriously, keep calm, right now, I doubt Buddhist monks could handle that right now. 😉
      Hope you’re having a somewhat ‘calm’ day, and to better days ahead. 🙂

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  1. Just cos’ you is the most goodest person I know I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse. I’m going to step down from my campaign so that you will be a shoo in for the job of BDoW which is Beneficial Dictator of the World. You can not only dictate but enforce Global Warming policy so that the plant my still exist two generations down the line from us, I want my children and grandchildren to be safe, I entrust then too you. You will have the unhappy job of rooting out the NRA who still believe they own the world, and then bringing under control he arsenal known as the USA, Yes love, you can kill them with kindness while I might just want to kill them, all those people who have more weapons than they have arms to use them, and weapons capable of shooting out so many bullets they can decimate a school or a church in seconds,You’ve got a big job ahead of you but I know you can cope.I can’t any more.
    Massive Hugs

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    1. You can’t step down, dear David, the world needs you and me and everyone if we’re going to survive this and have any world at all to hand down. We’re all in this together, dear friend, we need each other. While I thank you for the offer, I’m never too proud to ask for help…HELP!!!!!! 😉
      Hope this week treats you kindly and gives you gifts of peace, love, and understanding. 🙂
      Massive what the world needs now is love sweet love hugs xoxoxoxo

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    1. It’s always wonderful to be here, thank you kindly. 🙂
      You’re right about that, they certainly don’t want to make anything better, they seem to thrive on chaos.
      Hope you’re having a fantastic day. 🙂


  2. Hah! Sooooo much good stuff here. I need to come back to it and read the content without the distraction of so many pictures! Your list of ways to be more content starts with “But for those who still have an interest in ruling the world, here’s an Easy Peasy guide:” It contains so many words of wisdom. I got a kick out of your “Wait, did I just stereotype stereotyping?” Yup, you did. Don’t we all?

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    1. Thank you, I just decided I’d feel better if I emptied my brain into a blog post, hope everyone is gentle with its handling, it is soft and fragile with age. 😉
      Glad you enjoyed it and may even enjoy it again.
      As much as we try and try, those stereotypes creep in, unbidden and unwanted.
      Hope you’re having a lovely day, hope you rule the world, in the best way possible. 🙂

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      1. I understand that feeling of soft and fragile with age. I hope you considered my response a “gentle” one! ❤ Thank you — I AM having a lovely, relaxing day.


    1. Dear Ian, you are too kind (wait, is there such a thing?), I thank you for your lovely feature, you made me smile and the world needs many more smiles (as many as possible).
      Hope this week brings you peace, love, and understanding. Thank you again and again and again. 🙂


  3. Lots of wisdom there ^^^, Donna! (Or should I say Lotso?) But seriously, if people were able to take a sixth of what you’re saying and implement it–kindness; prizing storytelling for camaraderie and conveying information rather than gossip; not stereotyping or hating the differences among us–I wonder that the world might come pretty darn close to being a utopia.
    Meanwhile, I hope you continue to bounce back and forward, Donna. But don’t worry so much about the blogging. Take care of yourself and your family; I think most, if not all, people who read you are pretty understanding and caring!

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      1. Made more than sense, I dare not call it common, well, common as in making perfect sense, all day, very day. 🙂
        All the best, late at night and all through each day, my friend. 🙂 xoxox

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    1. Thank you, you are amazing, I wish we could clone you and just have tons of you balancing out all the badness, maybe someday. 🙂
      Thank you for taking the time to drop by and for spreading the wonder of you around. 🙂
      Hope this week is a utopia, filled with fun and kindness and peace and understanding…and chocolate. 😉

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for spreading the #bloglove, you are much too kind (please continue). Thank you for the reblog and all the wonderfulness you bring to blogging and the world. Hope this week treats you well. 🙂


  4. Welcome back Donna. A great summation on the state of the world. Only love can conquer fear. The world has certainly gone mad and I’m fearful for what’s going on in our own backyard! Love and light to the world. ❤

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    1. I know people say this has all happened before and it will all happen again but to witness it happening is terrifying.
      Hope this week brings you all the joy you can handle dear Debby and then heaps more! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so very much, dearest Sally, not just for the delightful reblog but for your amazing intro, this made me smile so you added to the kindness in this world.
      Big bloggy hugs and hope this week is filled with peace, love, and understanding. 🙂 xoxo

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      1. It got a little toasty here too but they’re calling for a bit more snow to remind us that ‘winter is coming’, er, eventually. Until then, we’ll enjoy the wonder. Hope the week ahead is filled with much joy. 🙂

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      2. Oh you are in Canada. Now its OK with snow. Some weeks ago i wondered about a post from Christy B. ( She also wrote about snow. I first time recognised, she is in BC, not in Virginia. Lol


      3. I can’t complain about the weather these days, not too hot, not too cold, I feel like the Goldilocks of weather, it’s just right. 😉


  5. You have shared with excellent forms – words and memes – from the universal consciousness of the may millions, who give a care (damn), the heartrending reality of our times. Thank you. The antidote is, as you so wisely say, keep hope and kindness in our hearts. Act accordingly. Be at peace. This helped me see that others truly care. Thanks for lightening the burden of my mind too.

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  6. Lovely post! Great guide for ruling the world! I love this one: Be part of the good, even if it means… ignoring the bad. If you can’t think of something positive to say don’t say anything! You can criticise as long as you’re positive. As a teacher or parent I can say: don’t talk/ interrupt, or I could say: please listen, this is important. It’s the same, but it’s different. It’s on going and not easy, but I try…

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  7. You’re right – pretending to care does take the same effort as actually caring.

    Also: You are not part of the social media beast. You are a voice of reason and compassion in the madness. Thank you for that. 🙂

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  8. Wow! That’s a lot to digest there. But I love the message and the positive energy of this post. And you are exactly, 100% correct: it IS harder to love than to hate. Which is probably why there is so much more of the one than the other in the world right now. Keep shining the light!

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    1. Thank you kindly for dropping by! 🙂
      I will keep shining the light and hope you all can keep doing the same. 🙂
      Wishing you a peace-filled weekend. 🙂


  9. Dear Donna, thank you for being you. ❤
    I hope the week has been *excellent to you* and that the rest of it will be too.
    You are spot-on as always. So many things make me mad and sad and smad in the world right now. But there's one thing that just makes me smile — and that is you. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. It’s been a weird week but not all in a bad way. Let’s put it this way, I’ve started re-watching ‘Psych’, I need a happy place right now. 😉
      How is the settling in going? It’s a process, but now you have the time to relax and enjoy it. 🙂
      Thank you, dearest Teagan, you know I have to say ditto, you’re the cat’s pajamas and I wish only the best for you, always. 🙂
      Mega the world needs more smiles and cats and chocolate and maybe all three combined (you know that’s right) hugs xoxoxoxoxox

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    1. Thank you so much, Ian, I’m behind on my comments, but my sentiment remains the same, I am very grateful so this reblog and your kindness. I hope this weekend is treating you well so far. Any ideas for a new title for my bio? 😉
      Best wishes today and every single day. xox


    1. Thank you so much for your kindness, Ian, I appreciate the reblog. Leave it to you to do good for others while having difficulties. I hope things get less blocked and much better. xox


    1. Thank you so much for the remarkable reblog, Ian. Hope things have been well (all things considered). Thanks again for the #bloglove and hope this week treats you kindly. Big bloggy hugs xox


    1. Thank you kindly, Ian, I don’t know if you’re getting these comments, sometimes WordPress plays tricks (no treats) and says No!
      Hope this finds you safe and sound. Thank you for the lovely reblog! How delightful!
      Stay safe. Stay connected. 🙂
      Big non-contagious hugs xoxo


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