SOMETHING NEW

FRESHLY PRESSED?  NOT ME!

WELL, MAYBE NEVER

Why?  Maybe I am a bit too commercial.  But I suspect the real reason lies in something few understand – Dysgrapia.  I dys writing.  I try not too, but my brain has its own way of going about spelling and punctuation and getting ideas down on paper clearly.  Go to the link above or to a recent post about dysgraphia on My Parents Are People Too Blog.

But I digress, for I have an aging brain that hops  around from one thought to the next and the next and the next. All on different tracks and all quickly derailed.  Some call that Attention Deficit Disorder.  I call it Constant Curiosity. Einstein said he was not a genius, just curious.  He is one of my heroes.

And I carry yet another  possible mental health diagnosis Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.   You do know it is Mental Health Awareness month, don’t you?

One obsession is getting my writing wrinkle free and worthy of Freshly Pressed.  I want to join the ranks of the neatly ironed.   So I follow the How to Get Freshly Pressed Weekly Challenge.  At least I follow it when not obsessed with something else.  This week’s challenge  suggested doing something new.

My new thing for this week’s Freshly Pressed is writing and publishing a poem on my blog. It is about why I keep writing and doing the DPchallenge.

WHY I WRITE
I write because I cannot not write
I write for me.
I write for my sons and grandsons.
I write so my grandsons’ children will know a bit about me from me.
I write for me, because I cannot not write.
I write because I am 75 and rapidly becoming invisible to many.
I write because I am 75  and grateful I am somewhat visible to blogging friends 
I write for me, because writing keeps me strong.
I write for me, because I cannot not write.
I write for me because for a least a little while  some of me will live on when I am gone. 
Mostly, I write because I cannot not write. 

EMOTIONAL FITNESS TIPS

Tip one:   As the Word Press Daily Post Challenge suggests, try something new. It strengthens you.  I am tempted to include it in my 12 Daily Emotional Fitness Exercises.

Tip two: Find and nurture a passion for the your self.  Success is elusive, following one’s dreams not always successful, work is called work because you get paid to do it.  Don’t let failure keep you from journeying toward your heart’s desire. The journey matters most.

STAY STRONG

Life is a struggle, full of pain and suffering, but also full of joy and goodness.   There are many paths to what is good.  The two that everyone can walk are practicing kindness and remembering what matters is working toward a world where all find peace.

Liking, commenting, sharing are acts of social media kindness.  So if you found this post helpful, do any of the above.  I promise your kindness is always repaid.

Katherine aka Cranky Old Lady as one can see by going to my Pinterest Crank Old Lady Quotes and Rant Board.  Here is a one of my pins.

IMAGE AND QUOTE BY ME

DISCLAIMER ONE: EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING IS NOT THERAPY
Even the most learned researchers and therapists quarrel. Take their advice and mine carefully. Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart. Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you by others. As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.

DISCLAIMER TWO: FORGIVE MY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS
As suggested above if you are like Freshly Pressed and need perfect posts, you will not find them here. I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share my blog.  If you hang in with me, thank you.

DISCLAIMER THREE: HERE COMES A SHAMELESS PLUG
Work of mine that is professionally edited can be found in my books, available on Amazon and readable on any tablet, laptop, Mac, PC, e-reader or Kindle device. If you enjoy my blog, please consider purchasing one of my books. Currently they are for parents, but soon a number will be published that deal primarily with Emotional Fitness.

When Good Kids Do Bad Things. A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers

Parents Are People Too. An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents

Tame the Test Anxiety Monster

Coming soon from MetaPlume: How to Hold a Successful Family Meeting, followed by How to Make a Memory Book, and Emotional Fitness for You and You and You.

You might also enjoy my Emotional Fitness Pinterest Board

Thank you.

 

 

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