Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

Journal of a journey through life, true love and lessons learned along the way.

Silence. The word elicits a response regardless of the emotion. When said out loud in exclamation it will quiet a room. When said in a whisper it will quiet the brain. It is something we long for and in other times something we run from. It is a word, a state of being, an emotion, …

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Day 25 prompt: We perceive “normal” in the context of our own experiences. Someone who grew up with domestic abuse thinks that’s normal until someone who experienced a life without abuse shows you that the state you are in is not “normal”. What about your normal have you come to realize isn’t or wasn’t “normal”? …

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Day 19 prompt: Author Janet Mock noted, “None of us should reach for normal. Normal is so basic.” What is your opinion? My answer: Well this is a fun prompt. I am not sure how I feel about this as I have tried it so many ways and normal feels resolved, normal feels calm, normal …

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Day 17 prompt: How has your normal changed or are you living the life you experienced as a child? Re-creation or Recreation? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Tara Westover said, “There is a way you experience life as a child, and …

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Day 14 prompt: How do other people affect your normal? How do you control those affects? Do you choose who’s in your life and what role they play? My answer: Other people affect our lives in all roles we play. While we would like to believe that we can control everything, we know better, and …

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Day 8 prompt: Is wanting control in every single aspect of our life normal? Control over every emotion, person, stressors, etc. that are in my life… My answer: I could not have known a year ago when writing this prompt journal that it would be put to the test in a pandemic that has taken …

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An interesting response came the other night from Gary. I was sitting on the couch watching TV and working on my laptop. As I was shutting my laptop down and closing the recliner to get up I said to Gary “I really need to get my life together!”. To this Gary literally laughed out loud …

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I am guilty as charged. I cannot look at ANY situation where I am not immediately figuring out a solution. Before asked, as the situation is unfolding or being described, I am solving. Is it a control “thing” is it “servant leadership” or is it a need to be needed? I tend to think it’s …

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Happy Independence Day America! Happy Fourth of July! I am so grateful to the men and women who fight for my freedom. I am proud to be an American and know that living in THIS country is indeed a privilege. While I honor the day I have to take advantage of the theory of INDEPENDENCE …

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