Resilience, Optimism and birthday celebrations

“2020 has been a gut-punch…” so Alexa keeps telling me when she reads the news…(I can only take a few minutes at a time …I guess everyone is getting a bit sick of the constant barrage of questionable “News” …(No ?)

I guess for everyone this too has been somewhat of an unexpected challenge, pushing many out of their comfort zones and forcing them to accommodate a “New Normal” …

For many it is just another challenge, one that needs to be met and dealt with.

There have been many really good references to this the past few weeks, weeks where hands don’t always (never sounds a bit too dramatic!) work together with the rest of the body.

Admittedly also I have just been lacking in inspiration as days become weeks and the stories remain the same…( I hear a music selection coming on …)

I had a dream. Crazy dream.
Anything I wanted to know, any place I needed to go

Hear my song. People won’t you listen now? Sing along.
You don’t know what you’re missing now.
Any little song that you know
Everything that’s small has to grow.
And it has to grow!

(From the awesomeness that is Led Zeppelin😊)

Of course, it could equally be “No new tale to tell…” an iconic New Wave hit by “Love and Rockets “

Back to the train of thought ….

You cannot go against nature
Because when you do
Go against nature
It’s part of nature too

Our little lives get complicated
It’s a simple thing
Simple as a flower
And that’s a complicated thing

No new tale to tell….

All good intentions to crack this one while my motivation and clarity were on point…alas NOT TO BE so it’s a post weekend reflective reflection ☹

The fasting may have worked for other things but the elusive mitochondria haven’t rebuilt my nervous system overnight like they do in the movies…I’m actually quite disappointed in that.

Was hoping to develop some awesome powers …

Quite some tunes have fired up the old brain cells this weekend ( it’s Tuesday dumbbell….) including this one , the neighbours have asked that I stop playing “For a friend-Franco….” I will hold off for a few days , let’s see how they like the Prodigy…

Of course for many with various ailments this type of setback, whether it be weeks , days, months or more …we see this as a minor blip in the road…onward and forward

(Of course it’s always possible that this is just the new normal. Roll with the punches they say …tuck and roll 😊)

Life is like this, I feel sorry for those that have never failed or fallen.

There is comfort in knowing that you have it in you to get up  ( not everyone does this on their own, and that’s ok.

It always helps to have someone in your corner, ready to reach out to help you up or shout encouragement if you are too stubborn to reach out …deep, I know ! )

Great news, the Ingber Observation Center is starting to take shape…Jake’s runway is almost ready for its inauguration. We didn’t quite celebrate Lilly’s birthday out there …Pugzilla is still nervous about the feel under her feet 😊

View from my window..
A socially distanced Lilly-Pug birthday celebration.

Of course, Jake still believes the cake was for him…no need to burst that bubble just yet!

And so despite the stumbling and lack of motor skills …Life is good !

Seth is back…a few words of wisdom from the master 😊

Optimism as a choice

If your team is up by thirty points at halftime, it’s not optimistic to expect that you’re going to win–it’s a realistic assessment.

Optimism is an attitude and a choice. It involves context and focus. We’re not deluding ourselves with the reassurance that everything is going to be okay (because that’s not productive). Instead, we’re committed to finding things we can contribute to, work on and improve. We’re devoted to seeking out useful lessons and to discovering where the benefit of the doubt might be helpful.

Positive thinking doesn’t solve every problem. But it’s a much better tool than negative thinking.

Published by Daniel Taylor

MS Warrior with an affinity for 80's New Wave music and deep philosophical ramblings...and coffee , definitely coffee

One thought on “Resilience, Optimism and birthday celebrations

  1. I don’t watch or listen to the news anymore. I have friends who are self-described “newshounds.” I just can’t…It’s like a bad tape loop.

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