Take the Test

Source: Ed Batista


  1. Amen and amen

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  2. You know, I have a beautiful (inside & outside) girlfriend in sunny California who is spoiling the world of her friends weekly with similar self-created cards? Not with this kind of inspirational lists but ‘I’m going to make you feel good, if only for a moment’ cards and I couldn’t love her more, although we’ve never met in real life…. 🙂
    People who do these things, make my moment/day, they really do!

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  3. btw, one of my silent vows for 2018 was to write more cards, notes, real letters with postage etc. and she was being sent one yesterday…. Makes me giddy with joy, myself!

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  4. how lucky we are, to have any of these –

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    • Yes, any of these, agree Beth.

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    • Beth, be.the.one…. start writing a note – one per week – maybe two later on, and send it to someone deserving. It really is that easy. And it gives you a heck of joy to your own heart. I am even nearly tempted to say: Do it for yourself. Sometimes it’s just something like: Hey, thought of you. Love you and OUT it goes! I also have a regular shopping account with my postal office for those overseas and ‘European countries’ stamps. They never even have them. But you probably could just use the ‘regular stamps’ for all of the USA.
      Be courageous! Sending you a smile 🙂

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  5. Check, check, and check! Smile affixed to face, and out the door I go! 😌

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  6. Smiling…
    We all need the reminder.

    To the last question I’m more like Toni Morrison, “I have worked for all sorts of people since then, geniuses and morons, quick-witted and dull, bighearted and narrow. I’ve had many kinds of jobs, but since that conversation with my father I have never considered the level of labor to be the measure of myself, and I have never placed the security of a job above the value of home.”

    But I still derive meaning and make sure everyone around me sees it.

    Quote came from this,

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Excellent!! Which one would you pick??

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  8. Works for me every day. Thanks for the reminder Dave.

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  9. roseanne333 says:

    How perfect!

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  10. That’s it. Great!:-)

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  11. This is so NOT the list I check from each morning:
    1. Conscious and functional?
    2. Dressed?
    3. Overwhelmed with indecision? (This one holds me up for quite a while.)
    4. Capable of crossing floor without tripping, stepping in something, falling off the planet?

    I could go on, but I think you get me.

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  12. when I wake up in the morning. Lord, thank you for another day. That is good enough for me. No list.

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  13. Mostly checked; feeling mostly good!

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  14. Hi, David, Happy New Year! I hope it is still new and still happy.

    I like the explanation by Eddie Batista, who I’m guessing is the original poster: “To be clear, I’m not some blissed-out idealist, and I don’t walk around thinking about these things 24/7. I’m disappointed and irritated on a daily basis. But I’ve experienced enough real heartbreak to know that disappointments and irritations are fleeting sensations, and I shouldn’t let them dampen my gratitude for this existence. A list like this helps. So does a sunrise.”

    Especially the part about the sunrise.

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  15. A good list to be thankful for.

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  16. 6 out of 10. But I have other things to be grateful for. My cats. Public libraries. Pajama pants.

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