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Are you ok?

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Cause sometimes life is hard... and it sucks and we're not ok.
    How are you?

    1. spartucusjones profile image95
      spartucusjonesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm OK. I also am wearing a luchador mask and $5 poncho (so maybe I'm not OK)

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe the cape makes you strong.

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      dghbrhposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Touch wood, let me tell you...never felt so LIVELY ....oh yes I am still living ....LOL!!!!
      I am OK....how are you Beth ? How life is treating you so far?

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Lively is definitely good. smile
        It depends on what day you ask me... Today, Im hanging in there I believe the expression goes. The good thing about a new day is that it isn't the day before. Onward and forward!

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          Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Still fighting the good fight. I see!

          'Fraid I have given up temporarily.

          Nothing to be done.

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            Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Don't give up Will! Maybe a new focus? What do you love that you've never pursued?

            1. Will Apse profile image94
              Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Sorry Beth, you are doing heroic work here but I have hit that 'if I have to write one word, I will kill the cats, the wife and then myself...' sort of point.

              I often get that these kinds of horrors after a holiday. Give me a couple of weeks...

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                Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                What kind of pretend holiday did England just celebrate?

    3. Imogen French profile image86
      Imogen Frenchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's really very nice of you to ask Beth - very considerate. I am OK, thanks, despite having one of the most stressful years of my life so far. If I can survive that I can survive anything. Everything always works out in the end. Hope you're doing OK too. smile

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That's a really positive way to think back on something. If you can survive it, what can't you do? Builds strength and character. smile

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      Thelma Albertsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I´m kicking alive. Thanks God for that and my healthy lifestyle.

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I keep forgetting to include that whole healthy lifestyle thing. I did get a salad from Whole Foods for dinner, but sometimes I think my bad habits are winning.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Hills and valleys... Hills and valleys...

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hit the nail on the head. smile

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    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    I'm not okay sad
    But I am, if I measure Okay by way others I know, measure me!

    My best wishes go out to all who feel that their life is more negative than positive...

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Being positive is sometimes the choice we have to make to get to the next day... and then we have to make it again.

  4. WryLilt profile image83
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    Depressed and burned out. LOL

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hang in there wrylit! A new season's on its way.

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    jeffreymaskelposted 4 years ago

    I'm recently unemployed, but still OK.  It actually has made me realize some of the things I would rather be doing than the daily grind.  I need a cape and luchador mask myself.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The day is yours, seize it. smile

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    spartucusjonesposted 4 years ago

    This thread made me think of the following:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPU3t-x3Vz4

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Spar-tu-cuS! That was so awesome! Thank you for sharing that. I'd never heard of Shane Koyczan before, but what an amazing piece of work.

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        CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Last night I had a terrible night.  Spent several hours at the doctors with my daughter. Woke up this morning to making cheese & ham omeletes for the family.  It's a great new day!  My daughter doesn't have childhood diabetes so all is wonderful.

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          That is great news in deed. And if Will and I had an omelet, things would be even better.

      2. spartucusjones profile image95
        spartucusjonesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Shane Koyczan is awesome and truly talented. The only downside about him is that he makes me feel really inadequate with my own writing.

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, but you have the cape and the mask and he's just got a pencil so...

          1. spartucusjones profile image95
            spartucusjonesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Beth, you really have a knack for making a luchadore feel good about himself! Then again you are feeding into my delusions, so maybe it is not a good thing. But oh well.

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              Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              So now you've got a cape, a mask and your delusions. You are so far ahead of the game!

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    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    Have you ever had one of those days where you know you are blessed by all things good in your life, yet you find yourself still a bit bored or uninspired? Today is kind of one of those "meh" days for me.  In the overall sense of things, I'm quite content, but it's been awhile since I've challenged myself to do something new and I feel a bit overwhelmed by my current workload this month.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I definitely know those days. I call those "drinking days" I also call stressful days, lonely days, busy days, challenging days and fun days, "drinking days." I have to be very careful. I have a lot of issues... and now on top of it all, I want an omelet... which I used to eat with tequila.

      1. PegCole17 profile image98
        PegCole17posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Beth,
        Sorry you're experiencing an omelette deprivation day. Here. I've made you a candy omelette to cheer you up.
        tongue

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Chocolate? Ill do it.

          1. PegCole17 profile image98
            PegCole17posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Mmmm. Chocolate. Professor Lupin says it will help.
            hmm

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              Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Is he a hubber? I don't trust those people.

              1. PegCole17 profile image98
                PegCole17posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                He works for Hogwarts, or should I say worked? That was before the full moon transformed him into a werewolf.
                roll

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                  Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Oh my word... you're one of those ppl. Well I don't have any room to talk. I watched World War Z last night (hossum!) and Im about to watch the new Star Trek one right now. Im a nerd, Im just not a Harry Potter nerd.

      2. ChristinS profile image96
        ChristinSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, but can you make it with the tequila already in it to save time? or would that just be too gross? wink

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Ummm, if you cooked the tequila you would burn off the alcohol. Think Christin, think!

          1. A Troubled Man profile image61
            A Troubled Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Not if your just preparing an omelet, it takes several hours of cooking tequila to burn off most of it, but just in cooking an omelet, 80-90% will remain. Think, Beth, think.

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              Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I forgot, you wrote that article on absinthe... or did you? Hmmm....

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    Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago

    Okay? Is anyone ever okay? Maybe those select few who have it all together or have that dadgum positive attitude no matter what. I'm burned out and depressed, as WryLit mentioned, but I keep on keeping on, trying to get to some other plateau of okay . . . so maybe I AM okay. Hmmm . . . .

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe it's just like ps said earlier... it's just hills and valleys.
      I remember when someone close to me shared that they had been molested as a child thinking, "none of us are making it out of this unscathed." That's the way of life... making the best of it is all we can do sometimes, but if we didn't... we'd be in serious trouble.

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image90
        Victoria Lynnposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, hills and valleys. No one unscathed. Excellent words of wisdom Beth37. We just have to do the best we can. :-)

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Without numbing up... We can't experience life or grow in character anesthetized.
          My husband is a part of several 12 step groups and he's always saying God uses others... community to help us find strength and heal.
          So here we are here today. smile Our own little community.

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            Victoria Lynnposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            True, true. It's a good community. Does this mean I shouldn't drink too much wine? I think sometimes I enjoy it a bit too much. :-)

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              Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              It just means *I shouldn't. smile

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    mbuggiehposted 4 years ago

    Better now that autumn is here.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The only thing I love more than Fall is Christmas. Fall is like a balm to the human soul.

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    Ritesh Nisharposted 4 years ago

    I'm fine but life is very busy. No time for friends.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Make time, senor... you never know what life holds.

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    cheaptrickposted 4 years ago

    "I'm OK; You're Ok" ~Wayne Dwyer~
    It's those pesky few billion whiners who think just because they don't have clean drinking water and enough to eat that the rest of us should feel empathy and help them that keep crossing my mind and ruining the 'Cake' of a life I lead....we should all be a bit grateful every day,for the little we have is considered riches in many other places...

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good point. I am one of those ppl who think, when life gets me down, that I don't have a right to feel down b/c there are so many ppl suffering. It causes me to not allow myself to actually acknowledge my feelings... which isn't a great idea. Somehow, we have to acknowledge pain without living in it... whilst being grateful at all times. I spose there is a balance.

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    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    A peaceful 3:30 PM on a rainy afternoon. Loving it.

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    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    There is so much to experience in this beautiful life. But biochemistry prevents us. Fed up with that.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What do you mean?

 
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