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Six-Word Saturday #74

Posted on: March 10, 2016

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Seeing “the glass is empty” side.

Originally, I had planned for my six words to say: “Not sad for February to go.” Last month was full of the worst job stress I’ve experienced in years. So much of my time was spent trying to find peace that I ended up falling further and further behind in everything I normally love to do. I truly wasn’t sad for February to go.

After I began catching up on my journal, and seeing the positives from February, I changed my mind about my six words. February started with two snow days. I always welcome those as holidays with which I can do as I please. There isn’t any catching up to be done. It’s all about relaxing and having fun with the gift. Despite falling behind, there were some writing accomplishments, including the production of several articles for a local animal group for which I blog. Still, on the creative side, a friend of mine and I took an art class. We got challenged to use texture, shading, perspective, composition. I also had a writing meeting. After years of looking for fellow authors, I’ve been blessed now with three who are also good friends. Speaking of friends, by allowing ones close to me to support me during my angst over work, I discovered how many people truly care about me. For a person of normally low self-esteem, this was a priceless treasure from February. Finally, I took on a few social challenges in February and experienced success with them.

Over all, February wasn’t a total bust. Am I still happy to see it go? Yeah, but I’m also starting to try to see the full side of a glass. In February, I felt a lot of love from family and friends. And that’s a very good thing.

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2 Responses to "Six-Word Saturday #74"

You had a lot of good stuff come out of February, you just had to take a moment to realize that. I’m glad you did. This is how life should be lived all the time. Always looking for the good and then being grateful.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Thanks for the comment! Right now, teachers at the district where I work have spring break. It’s been a great time to catch up and to reflect.

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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee

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