A repost but it is that kind of a day.  Those in Sandy’s path: stay safe, warm, dry, out of the wind, enjoy what you can, help others if the opportunity arises, know you are in all our prayers and thoughts.

thinking about what matters is AN EMOTIONAL FITNESS exercise

Worrying too much about the future erodes your emotional fitness.  One needs to make reasonable plans but also acknowledge the futures is not ours to control.  As some say, we call today “the present” because it is the only gift we can be certain is given to this day.


Life is a struggle, full of pain and suffering, people who harm others as well as those who seek peace for all.   Remembering the Mission and working in your own way keeps you  on a path to  peace.  The more who walk those paths, the more likely we will know peace on earth.


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.

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  If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here. I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share my blog. Not only am I dealing with an aging brain, but all of my life I have been plagued by dysgraphia–a learning disability. 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. Thank you.

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Coming soon from MetaPlume: How to Hold a Successful Family Meeting, followed by How to Make a Memory Book followed by other out pourings  from my leaking brain.

You might also enjoy my Emotional Fitness Pinterest Board

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