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Year Four, Day 206: Happy Socks and a New Motto

Just a brief check-in today. I'm heading over to see my son and his girlfriend and help them organize baby supplies!

Yay!   Let the nesting begin!

Thankfully I was able to get up before my granddaughter and do a little hooping. I really need the exercise to get my head on straight.

I habe a new knitting project: "happy socks". I will post pictures in another blog.

Still working on the positive thinking. It is an uphill battle at times.

Today's positive thought is:

"When difficult times arise, remind yourself that life will go back to normal, even it it's a new normal. Whatever you are experiencing will eventually pass..." ( A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom and Courage by Cyndie Spiegel; October 2nd)

This reminds me of my mother's saying, which she heard from someone else. One of those "they say" which she is so fond of reciting.  :)  

"This too in time shall pass"

Apparently it is an ancient Persian saying. And Abraham Lincoln was said to have used this in a speech before he became president. (

Funny, I don't get much comfort from that saying. I suppose I did when I was younger and worried about some upcoming thing. But I was young then with a long life ahead.  

Now, knowing time is passing and life will eventually get back to normal - well that just doesn't do much for me. First of all, life is passing too quickly!  And I really don't know the meaning of normal.

I think I need to come up with a new motto.

Perhaps:  I inhale. I feel my heart beat. I am alive now. How long, only God knows. Life is a gift, I do not always fully appreciate. The struggle can cloud the simple joys.

When I ask, "What is the meaning of life?" a small voice inside says "Love now. You'll understand later".

It needs a bit of work.

But I have to dash!

I'm a little low today, but I think planning for the arrival of my grandson should perk me up!

Happy Wednesday!

Talk to you tomorrow!



And here is today's hooping video. Day 157!


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