FIND CONFESSING FAILURE HARD? YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  That’s the bad new.  The good news is,  that at least for me, it has gotten easier to fail.  Few things matter as much as they did at ten, twenty, thirty, keep going up to seventy plus.

I can’t do it all.  Not going to hammer my computer,  not going to slash my wrists, not going to beat up my Cranky Old Man or the Grands.  Going to slash my to do  list.  So Cranky Lady isn’t going to crank so much.  I love being able to rant, but cannot always do so with humor.

Also I am blogging to spread my knowledge about emotional fitness and have enough trouble getting any one to think I have something of value to say–without advertizing I am old and cranky. Primarily, however, it takes more time to work at being funny and time races on.  So Cranky Old Lady may emerge, but when she decides to come rather than being pushed to perform every day.  What a relief, I say and probably many of you echo those words.

More relief.  I am  attempting to scale down to one post a day.  Will continue trying to post something every day and may even post twice a day, will probably do more re-blogging–I do love what others have to say and love sharing laughs and knowledge.

Another confession:  I am falling further and further behind in getting my novel ready for professional editing.  And have realized the full extent of my blog addiction.  So first trying to limit your addiction ala the Motivational Interviewing approach.   Addicted to anything, link to MI.

So I am planning to spend no more than two hours a day blogging at least until the novel is off to the editor.  This means to those I read, please do not feel bad if I am slighting you, as has been said in many a movie, “I will return.”

I wanted to keep posting a daily Be With Beauty Post, but that too will fade for a while.  For once in my long and generally content life, I wish I had married a rich man.  I wouldn’t have two stair cases, one going up and another just for coming down  as in Fiddler on the Roof,  but I would hire a computer savvy personal assistant.  If wishes were rockets, I’d be waving to you from the  moon.

I also wish I knew what WordPress is doing about the Daily Post Challenge. And really wish  they would get a bit clearer on the rules.  Yesterday, my best post never showed.  So I am repeating it here, as this is my one post of the day. Curious to see which picture shows.  This is the best in Crank’s mind.

Breathe in. Focus. Hold, Think. Breathe out.  Smile and say “Ahhhhh” or thank you.


ABOUT THE PICTURE:  A simple reminder to be enjoy the small things you do each day.

STAYING STRONG TIP: Life is full of small tasks that we do each day.  Life is also full of hopes, dreams, projects or goals that often lie in the distant future.  Taking pleasure in small completed tasks builds emotional fitness.  Think of all you have already done today and pat yourself on the back.  Teach others to say thank you for the small things you do.  When I do something for someone else, usually my Cranky Old Man, and don’t get a “Thank you” from him, I always say “Your Welcome. At least that way, I am acknowledging myself.

PRACTICE KINDNESS:  Don’t forget to thank all who do something for you.  I love to thank clerks and wait people.  I double my pleasure in doing so by adding a compliment.

Remember also to share, like, and care.  Be kind to  me,  get kindness badges for you, and help others get and stay strong. Click here for all 12 Daily Emotional Fitness Training Exercises.

Love you all, my life is so much richer for your being there.

Image by me:  Don’t want to be a tiresome Cranky Old Lady, and just focus on my favorite quotes. Email me  a brief quote that helps keep you strong and feel free to talk about what the quote means to you.  I will format it.   Feel free to describe what the picture means to you.  Email the quote  and comment to me at [email protected].  Tell me if and how you want to be identified.

Stay strong, I’m trying.


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