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Higher Road

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Quote of the Day:

“It isn’t a question of doing more work. It’s more of your own internal critic that goes, “You could do better than that. Take the higher road, not the easy route.”

— Robin Williams

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Two things before I write about the topic up for tonight.

  1. Today is my baby sister’s birthday. I did call and spent quality time on the phone with her since she lives in Lawrence, Kansas. So, everyone think good thoughts and happy birthdays for my sister. She is very special to me.
  2. I did not mention anything of the last two days about the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. I am greatly moved because this is the end of an era. I can remember the election of John F. Kennedy as president and the day he died. I was living in Florida and going to school. The teachers and students were weeping. The TVs in the classrooms were turned on to watch the events. Then there was Bobby. Another tragedy in our lives and to his family. When John Jr. died with his wife and sister-in-law. How much more could the Kennedy family take? Now the Senator has lived a good long life. He has lived with the tragedies that have occurred in his life. In watching life play out on the television, in the papers and on the Internet, I am very close to tears. A very important person to our lives has passed on to a better place and I send my condolences to his family and friends.

Now, is it better to take the easy way out or take the higher road?

I’ve gone both routes and both have worked.

However, I found I needed to look at every angle and the end results.

Would anyone, including me, be adversely affected by my actions?

Would the end results benefit me in the way I foresee them?

Have I looked at my situation from different perspectives which would change my actions?

I feel when I have answered these questions to the best of my ability and I’ve made my choice; I can rest easy in the actions I take to reach the end of my journey.

The one thing to remember in all of this is the journey. Have I enjoyed my journey whether easy or hard?

I have found in life experiences, the journey was always the best and made the destination more enjoyable.

mz. em

P.S. I am going to take Saturday and Sunday off from writing so that I may catch up on e-mail. I do wish everyone to have a wonderful weekend.

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Currently Reading:

“The NEW diary” by Tristine Rainer

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Psalms

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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Shopping and Birthdays

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Quote of the Day:

“I think we’re going to see in the world in a short amount of years a real transition. We’re entering the creative age. Everybody has creativity. If I were to teach young people I would find in each of them their potential. Creativity is after all the thing that makes us like God. You think of a god as someone who is creative.”

— Francis Ford Coppola

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For birthdays I’m proud to say that Lady C is celebrating today. How lucky she is and no I’m not going to tell which year it is. We have had some good birthday celebrations shared together. There are a lot of good years together between us.

Although she is babysitting her house due to inside flooding. Oh joy! I remember when the last house we lived in flooded due to saturated ground and the toilet not shutting off when it was last flushed. When I arrived home, Michael was not in a good mood.

Of all the holidays that are celebrated, I like birthdays best. That’s the one I like to go all out for gifts, cards and a luncheon. In this day and age, who can afford to spend that much? And, because of the Divine Mz. M I’m learning to make things for the birthday person.

For me, I’ve received plenty of gifts and a card is enough and having lunch with Lady C or other close girlfriend is plenty for me.

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I may have written this before but I am a catalog shopper. Going physically shopping visually overwhelms me. I buy to much, buy nothing, or buy clothes that when I arrive home and get them on – I look in the mirror and wonder what I was thinking. Then they go back to the store.

Sometimes what I do is take the catalogs I receive and cut out the photos I like. I take them to the stores where I shop and show the sales lady what I’m looking for and ask her to find an outfit that matches my photos. Sometimes this works and some times it doesn’t.

When I have purchased clothes from a catalog and I understand their sizing then that is where I shop. It’s a little more expensive because of the shipping and handling. However, now that I know the company, I’m not afraid to purchase clothes. The companies also note where the item clothing can be hand washed, dry cleaned or machine washed. These companies are also good about the need to return if something doesn’t fit or it just doesn’t work for me.

A lot of these catalogs I call my wish books. The catalogs are fun to see the different styles. There are times when I will cut out the photos that intrigue me and place them in my journal. So, even if I don’t buy it, I have it available to me. I save money this way too.

I would be interested in reading how you shop whether by store or catalog.

mz. em

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Currently Reading:

Loving an Alcoholic” by Jack Mumey

Desperation” by Stephen King

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Job

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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