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It matters. (Blog #443)

Monday, November 04, 2013

Insight! As I read the comments to my blog #442, a few feelings and thoughts linger.

First, I do miss the reflection time that the blog time avails me. The reflection time actually tides me over all day. The act of writing makes me stop and examine. The act of writing relaxes me. The act of writing preps my brain to consider options off and on all day long. Once I get on a roll, I notice little things that cause me to wonder what my thoughts will turn out to be when "pen hits paper". They are not earth shattering. They are not exquisite. But they are my thoughts that help me sort out my life.

Second, several comments reminded me that support "matters" in big and little ways. Perhaps the most jolting is GAYEMC's story. She shared: "This morning on my way to work in the dark I walked passed a sidewalk sweeper, we both said good morning to each other. It put a smile on my face to start the day. It DOES matter!" So correct! I never hesitate to share a smile and I know that smiles in my direction just make a day that much better. Bolstering my day with a good smile makes making a positive decision on my behalf that much easier.

Third, others always add to my thinking. I talk about that all day at work! I talk about how the collaborative process enhances our work. And here is the greatest example of collaboration ever! Each of us pitches a thought and a few of our fellow humans put our spin on it. And most of the time the result is insight for someone! And, the most human part is that sharing the foibles is as powerful as sharing the successes.

And hence, today went well. Good choices on food. Good choices in water. Took a break on exercise after yesterday's long walk. Not really there in the sleep department ... that will come. And sharing again: it mattered.

"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."
G.B. Stern

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    Thanks for these wonderful reminders! I know when I used to blog regularly, it helped me stay on track. And, I do love it when I feel like I make a difference to someone else. And, when I read a blog post that changes some little thing in me.... like yours reminding me to blog! So, thanks!
    1677 days ago
    Another great post and I love the quote. I've been so overwhelmed by the larger things in life I've had a hard time remembering that it's those small things that can bring so much joy. I'm working hard right now on paying attention to and enjoying those small things.
    1688 days ago
    Here's to sharing - giving and receiving is GOOD for the soul - glad you're back!
    1689 days ago
    Glad to see you back blogging more regularly. I have always seen inspiration in your words and photos. I know it makes a difference for me when I write, too. Spark on!
    1689 days ago
    Great blog! Thanks for the thoughts (and the gorgeous picture).
    1689 days ago
    Lovely view of Mt. Hood. I never get tired of all the ways the same view changes!
    Here's a smile to start you out tomorrow... emoticon
    1689 days ago
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