Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Question Of The Day


There were so many important lessons in 2018. But if I must choose one, I choose the one that has served me very well:

Mindfulness. Being aware right here, right now; fully engaged in the present moment.

How about you?

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  1. I learned that retirement is WONDERFUL!

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    1. The most amazing man in the world agrees! LOL

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  2. I have learned that your particular lesson of mindfulness, is one of the MOST difficult presence of mind for me to create .. it truly is .. I am so distracted all of the time not only mentally, but physically (if anyone here has tinnitus, they can understand just that one element) but by a multitude of them all "singing" at once ? makes things incredibly difficult .. I can't pin it exactly on 2018 , but there you go ! LOL

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    1. HAHA! Well, that makes perfect sense, Joy. I guess I would feel the same. But for me, mindfulness is more about silencing the clutter in my brain and not thinking too much about the past or the future. Just being present and enjoying this moment. It really is the only one that exists.

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  3. Patience. Knowing that this too will pass. Mind you, it's still a work in progress, lol

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    1. It is a very difficult thing to master. I believe most of us spend our whole lives working on it! LOL

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  4. Persistence pays off in regard to our dieting efforts :)

    betty

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    1. Very true, Betty! I remember you posted about this. It is quite an accomplishment!

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  5. I am learning to accept what I cannot change.

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  6. This bumbler doesn't really look at watershed moments. I'm not sure what the best thing was I learned. Maybe I'm starting to come to grip with some serious aging.

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    1. That's something that we all have to think about at some point.

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  7. That is a tough one. I haven't reflected on 2018 yet so I need to come back to this. It is an excellent question.

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    1. Sometimes we do need time to reflect on what has passed!

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  8. I learned I am not invulnerable.

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  9. I'm hard headed and Mom says ill never learn anything.
    Lisa

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    1. But I'm sure that willfulness serves you well at times :)

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  10. I learned I can look outside of myself, and in any direction, for inspiration. What a cool lesson.

    Thanks, Martha.
    Reminders about mindfulness are always helpful. We only have this moment.
    <3

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    1. That is a very cool lesson, Robyn! Wishing you a beautiful 2019!

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  11. Similar to yours, Martha......enjoying what I am doing at the time and not wishing I was somewhere else.

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    1. A good way to be. Because, really, this moment is all that is real. Why not enjoy it?

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  12. I'm sure I learnt a lot, I find each day can bring something new.
    But when I saw Debra's comment above I also agree with her :)

    LOL! I learned that retirement is WONDERFUL!

    Happy Friday and enjoy the coming weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Debra is always fun! And life is, too. Always full of lessons, some of them entertaining :)

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  13. Wait ... just one? I can't name just one so I'll say it was a kickass 2018 and I'm super thankful for the year that we had. Happy 2019 to you and your honey bunny!

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    1. And to you and yours! Let's work on making on the most kiss ass year :)

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    2. Hey Martha! I gotta be honest, my 2018 kicked arse big time. So many things to be thankful for. Now, I'm excited to push 2019 further. Muwhahahaha. Wishing you a yummy day and 2019!!!!!

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  14. Interesting question, Martha. What I learned is a little more mundane, but it has had a positive impact on my health and life. I've slowly lost 30 pounds over the last two years which is a good amount for someone as short as I am. To my delight, I feel younger and more energetic. But the weight didn't begin to come off until I realized that what you put in your mouth is more important than how much you exercise. I kept beaucoup data, especially in 2018, and I PROVED to myself that it takes a lot of effort to go from 15,000 steps to 20,000 steps in a day, but the calorie burn that resulted for me was only about 200. It doesn't take much to put 200 calories in my mouth ~ LOL Not doing so is way easier. I took the slow route of making livable changes in my diet. 10 pounds to go!!!

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    1. That is wonderful, Louise! And I totally agree. What we eat plays a huge role on the effect it has on our body. Exercising takes a lot of time and effort, and it takes forever to burn off a certain amount of calories. Not that I'm saying we shouldn't do it. We should. But I think it's very important to eat good food. Healthy food. And that helps the body to stay in better shape.

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  15. i learnt to enjoy "life" inspite of all health issues

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    1. That is a great thing to learn. And I hope 2019 brings you good health!

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