Day 057: I Didn’t Want to, But I Did

The focus of this post changed as I wrote its title. My original intent was to talk about how I didn’t want to fulfill what I promised myself I would do. It was late. I was tired. The promises I’d made were only a few small things. It’s likely that no one would notice that…

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Day 056: Pink Moon and Smokey Skies

I looked up and saw a beautiful pink moon hind the distance peeking down from between the trees. Even through the screen of my window, I could see it was such a beautiful color. I’ve never seen a moon like that and knew I’d be adding it to my gratitude journal at the end of…

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Day 055: Mind the Gap

Today is Monday, June 5th. You may notice the last time I wrote was June 1st. That was Thursday. When I began writing to discover what it means to Live Mot Ordinary, I said I would write every day to get my thoughts down and be held accountable, and for 51 days I kept to…

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Day 050: Snoozing vs. Sleeping in Self Care

I woke up with a headache this morning. My alarm and off at five, and I hit snooze. Seven minutes later I hit snooze again. Seven minutes later I hit snooze again. I normally wake up early so that I can go out and get my morning cardio in spend 10 minutes or so cleaning…

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Day 049: America Has Been a Great Place to Experience Trauma

Trauma happens everywhere. It’s inescapable. Whether your trauma is heavy and early, like in the case of child abuse or molestation or older and natural like the decline and loss of a parent, trauma is universal and will hit us all at some point. As I wrote yesterday’s post expressing my gratitude for those we…

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Day 048: When It Seems Hard to Be Grateful, Remember

When things are not going well, it is easy to get down on yourself and on other people and circumstances as well. It seems when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong. You get caught in a negativity snowball which gets bigger and more out of control the longer you roll downhill. This can make…

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Day 047: Gratitude Journal May 28, 2023

Sunday is a day of rest. As a single mom of five boys, I’m not sure I’ll ever get a day of. R.E.S.T. That said, one thing I will do is not do work I don’t enjoy or won’t get satisfaction out of it work that doesn’t help me start off the week more centered…

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