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Awww Mom!

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You know you heard at least five of these as you were growing up. Some of us heard each of these at least once in a week.

The stuff that would REALLY get us (my brother and me) in trouble were the answers we’d give.
1. The n. O is good. Right?
2. There’s only 2 of us, you have a 50-50 chance of guessing right.
4. COOL! School pictures are tomorrow…
6. Fine, that’s where my books are.
7. Does this mean you’re getting us a trampoline?
8. But what else can I feed the dog???
9. Neither is “look it up” it means you don’t know the answer too.

Yes, it’s amazing that my brother and I managed to grow up! 😀


Have You Got What It Takes?

Today’s word is: moxie \MOK-see\, noun:
1. Vigor; verve; pep.
2. Courage and aggressiveness.
3. Skill; know-how.

Moxie enters common speech from the 1908 Moxie, a trademark name registered 1924 for a bitter non-alcoholic beverage; it was used as far back as 1876 as the name of a patent medicine advertised to “build up your nerve,” and it is perhaps ultimately from a New England tribal word.

It takes moxie to start a business, to keep it going AND to keep the rest of your life running like clockwork!

I started doing a Word of the Day thing on my facebook page. It’s been fun, not only do I learn something, it gives me a chance to exercise my silliness muscle. Well when I picked today’s word I was originally thinking about the old movies when you’d hear lines like “you got moxie kid.” It was tied in with some daring act.

But as I wrote my usual follow-up sentence, my mind immediately went to business and life. Because no matter what your life situation is, it takes moxie to run a business, go to work, have a happy relationship with your spouse/family AND work around any illness you may have.

So, here’s to:

I wish all of that for you my dear readers. I also wish you fun and your chance to work your “silliness” muscle.

Hmm, what could be my silliness for moxie? How about: Abbott and Costello had a lot of moxie(?) when it came to Frankenstein or the Mummy.

Stuff in Life

It’s a fact of life – stuff happens. You just can’t avoid it. So, what do you do? You work with it, around it or right on through it. But don’t ever completely give up.

I’m one of those people who has tried my best to help others – even if it’s to just listen. I’ve never been one who’s big on asking for help. No, I don’t think I’m above everyone else. I have always figured that no matter what’s going on with me – there’s always someone who has it worse.

Well, I suppose that’s all fine and dandy. But what happens when I really do need help? Or what do YOU do if you’re a similar personality-type and you find you need help?

I’m learning (grudgingly) to ask for help – in very small increments. I will admit, because it’s important to be honest, that I haven’t told anyone close to me what’s going on – how I feel. But for you dear reader, I’m respectfully asking you to find someone to talk with. Don’t hold it in, nothing good can come from holding in your stresses and frustrations.

OK, so there will be times when it seems no one is available to talk with. If that’s the case, then one way to vent the stress is to “talk” with yourself. Yes, I know this sounds a bit strange but hear me out. I have found that if I free write either by hand or type on my computer, this simple act releases those “toxins” and helps ease some of my tensions. If I write in a journal I can keep it to look back on and say – Wow things sure have improved a lot since then!

Then after you’ve written out your frustrations, perhaps someone you trust is now available to get you out of the house, get you “away” for a bit – even if it’s only for an hour. One good thing I’ve found about my method – I can release much of the hurt before I talk with who ever and it makes it easier to get to a calmer, better mindset.

So, dear reader, what are some of the ways YOU fight frustrations? Please share – others reading may find your method easier than mine.

Thank You!