...OKAY, it's very late...
This year has been an unusual one for me, to say the very least.
I've been on top of the world and then in quick succession, crashed to the bottom of the barrel.
In fact that sneaky barrel slipped out from under me, rolled over loved ones, then swung back over me :-)
I'd like to share several lessons I've learned both from my blogging friends..
...and by just simply surviving the year.
Yes, I realize its not quite over...but I'm counting on a quiet week next week.
1- Spellcheck on the iPad can produce some pretty stupid looking sentences.
...still struggling with this beast.
2- There are so many wonderful blogs to read, if I don't limit myself, I never get out of my PJ's.
3- If my readers respond with comments of sympathy and concern, meditate more, (thank you Deepak) get back to yoga and get a good therapist.
4- Be very wary of writing either comments or posts after several cocktails.
...failing...but still trying, that has to count for something!
5- When my thoughts start presenting as post titles or content, I need to step back.
...getting better at this.
6- When I have nothing interesting to say...don't dial it in. Forced blog posts are
...the reason I've been quiet since last month.
7- Joy comes from within. I choose how to interpret my life's experiences and it is my choice whether to choose a miracle or a misery.
...a work in progress.
8- Sometimes, no matter how hard I work or how good I am, shit just happens.
...get over it and move on.
9- It's important to clear the clutter that is clogging your life and energy, including friendships that have become a drain on your spirit.
...done, and pissed a few folks off in the process!
10- Christmas spent in a tropical location, instead of at home, may not be my thing.
...hard to work up Christmas Spirit.
...and you don't get to decorate your own tree
I spotted this cutie on a wayward walk down the beach today.
And before I break rule #6...
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas filled with joy, love and laughter.
Rule #4 has already been compromised.