Me in the Middle Reblogging Regrets ~ Letter R ~ 2016

The A to Z Blog Challenge 2017 is almost to the end! They’re up to Letter R and I remember how great I felt last year when I reached this point. A real sense of achievement!

Do I ‘regret’ not participating this year? ……. Yes …… And yet I know I wasn’t able to put out the same effort as I did last year. So ….. No Regrets! 🙂

Maybe next year 2018!

Me In The Middle

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My theme for theA to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

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Clearly, there’s no going back and changing what happened or what I might have done differently in my life if I’d known what I know now after lessons learned.

So………………….  

No Regrets #2

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Write Your Biggest Regret

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It’s never too late to do some of the things you’d regret in the end not trying out.  I’ve come to the conclusion that we can only do the best we can with what we’ve got so get out there and do them…………….. and in the end you realize that ‘Old Blue Eyes’ had it right even though we might not choose his way.  Depending on our circumstances in life we can only work on ourselves and try to create a life that is our true selves.  I’m…

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Let That Shit Go

My last post on Friday, April 14th, was on Letting Go.   Cheryl from Plucking of My Heartstrings commented that “Letting Go can sometimes be very hard to do!” I agree! So when I read this post today, Let That Shit Go, I had to re-blog it. When you put it that way, it becomes a bit easier! 😉

Lessons From the End of a Marriage

When I walked into my yoga studio this past Monday evening, I saw a woman with the most amazing shirt. Under a simple image of a figure in a pose, were the words:

Let that shit go.

I laughed. I smiled. And I reflected back on my day, the first day back at school after spring break. A day filled with tired, yet nervous kids, as we all prepared for the upcoming standardized testing season.

I felt my shoulders kissing my ears as they still were still struggling to carry the load of the day. I recognized that my mind hadn’t left the school and was still busy tweaking the lesson for the following day. I sensed a current of anxiety coursing through my body, fearful that I would somehow mess up the testing in some critical and unforgivable way. I realized that I was already anticipating what I needed…

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Me in the Middle of #atozchallenge 2016 ~ Letter L ~ Reblog

Last year, in the middle of April, I was well on my way to completing the A to Z Challenge 2016!

At this point the A to Z 2017 bloggers are gaining confidence that they’re going to make it to the end. I can’t help but be with them in spirit as I follow along and visit some of their websites.  (Cresting the Hill~of MidlifeThe Chaotic Soul,  Plucking of My HeartstringsSharon Cathcart, The Artistic ChristianThe Doglady’s DenOutside PerceptionHopes and Dreams , Iain Kelly, Shirley Corder, Tossing It Out)

Today is Letter L ~ Here’s a reblog of my 2016 A to Z Letter L:

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My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

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Letting Go (c) MLQ

It was this poem aboutLetting Go, written by a friend of mine, that inspired my sketch. It spoke to me of the process that we need to go through when traumatic events come into our lives and knock us off our course.

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 Me in the Middle of Letting Go

(Complete Poem ~ Letting Go ~ Click on link above)

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Time To Let Go And Fly!

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The 2016 A to Z Challenge #atozchallenge@aprila2z  is 26 Days in April (No Sundays) of blogging using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt for each blog.  My theme for this Challenge is My Life is a Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned  

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A show of support for blogging’s annual marathon

A well-deserved tribute to the A to Z Team and the A to Z Bloggers for ‘Blogging’s Annual Marathon’. Like Glenn (AKA Roamin’ Gnomials), I participated in 2016 and was grateful for the rewarding experience ….A to Z Challenge 2016

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I’ll let you in on a little secret: A lot of professional journalists feel pretty snooty about bloggers. I know because I used to be one. In fact, I probably would have created a blog much sooner if not for the fact that for the longest time, I didn’t want to be associated with “amateurs.”

With a bit of understanding, journalists (and retired journalists) might be excused for the hostility.

  • Most journalists went to school to learn to do what they do, while many bloggers went to school and learned to do something different … something that probably pays better.
  • Journalists view writing as their career, their milk and bread, while most bloggers view writing as a hobby.
  • Journalists wrongly view bloggers’ hobby as something that helped put them out of a job. The truth is a lot more complicated than that.

While I am disgusted by some of the…

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Me in the Middle of Reblogging Faith

Good Friday and Easter are fast approaching.  A time where I find myself reflecting on where my faith lies and where my spiritual awareness has brought me to.
~ The A to Z Blog Challenge 2017 ~  is in full swing.  When I stop by to visit some of the A to Z bloggers it brings to mind how much I received through participating last year 2016.  I’ve decided to reblog one of the posts today ~ Lessons Learned Letter F ~.

Added to that, I came across this wonderful post from ~ The Happy Quitter ~.   Another compelling reflection on spiritual growth and faith!  Click on the link and visit her great website:

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“The Window”, in my opinion, was written by Cohen as a reflection of his spiritual quest. It’s an appeal to all people to live rather than stand at the window, watching the endless parade of possibility. It’s an appeal to go out into an unknown and terrifying future rather than starving slowly.

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“The Window” by Leonard Cohen

Why do you stand by the window
Abandoned to beauty and pride
The thorn of the night in your bosom
The spear of the age in your side
Lost in the rages of fragrance
Lost in the rags of remorse
Lost in the waves of a sickness
That loosens the high silver nerves

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love
Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul

And come forth from the cloud of unknowing
And kiss the cheek of the moon
The New Jerusalem glowing
Why tarry all night in the ruin
And leave no word of discomfort
And leave no observer to mourn
But climb on your tears and be silent
Like a rose on its ladder of thorns

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love

Then lay your rose on the fire
The fire give up to the sun
The sun give over to splendour
In the arms of the high holy one
For the holy one dreams of a letter
Dreams of a letter’s death
Oh bless thee continuous stutter
Of the word being made into flesh

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love

Gentle this soul

~ The Window ~ Leonard Cohen~

Me In The Middle

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My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

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~ This Too Shall Pass ~

When things are bad, remember:
It won’t always be this way.
Take One Day at a Time.

When things are good, remember:
It won’t always be this way.
Enjoy every great moment.

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When I speak of Faith in this post, I’m thinking more of a that inner conviction that life is good and, no matter what we face, we’ve got what it takes to make it through.  Each persons’ individual belief in how to come to this inner conviction is unique to them.  I respect whatever religion or way of life that helps a person move along their path to  find this place of Faith, Hope and Love.  We’re all so much alike when it…

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