Tuesday Morning Wake-up Call

Everything that she used to take for granted produces a sense of revelation, as if she were a child again. Tastes—the sweetness of a strawberry, its juice dripping onto her chin; a buttery pastry melting in her mouth. Smells—flowers on a front lawn, a colleague’s perfume, seaweed washed up on the shore, Matt’s sweaty body in bed at night. Sounds—the strings on a cello, the screech of a car, her nephew’s laughter. Experiences—dancing at a birthday party, people-watching at Starbucks, buying a cute dress, opening the mail. All of this, no matter how mundane, delights her to no end. She’s become hyper-present. When people delude themselves into believing they have all the time in the world, she’s noticed, they get lazy.

~ Lori Gottlieb, from her new book titled Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. Chosen as one of Amazon’s top 10 Books of the Month for April 2019.

Photo: via Newthom


  1. BAM.

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  2. The only way to live 👏💃🏼

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  3. spot on.

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  4. Wow! Profound!

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  5. I love this, and the photo is the best!

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  6. At the end of the day, it’s the little things that lift one’s spirits.

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  7. montanalulu says:

    “Yes” by William Stafford

    It could happen any time, tornado,
    earthquake, Armageddon. It could happen.
    Or sunshine, love, salvation.

    It could, you know. That’s why we wake
    and look out — no guarantees
    in this life.

    But some bonuses, like morning,
    like right now, like noon,
    like evening.

    William Stafford from The Way It Is

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  8. ah-h, that childlike quality we all know…whether deep within or on the surface–Come and Play! the sense of smell…thought someone must have walked by with a delightful eau de toilette (lighter than a perfume), and realized it was from falling blossoms…a little heaven!

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  9. Yes, we must not forget to take time to smell the roses!

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  10. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Please, stop and read all of it … ‘Everything that she used to take for granted produces a sense of revelation, as if she were a child again.’

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  11. Aaaah, thats balm on the wound of the blazing Notre Dame, the cathedral I travelled nearby only less than 3 hours before the fire, when returning on the TGV yesterday….
    This is a book I’d buy in a heart beat, the writer has the gift of finding the ‘just right’ and ‘perfect’ word. And the more than super-cute pic does only enhance the perfect citation! Merci

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  12. What great words to start my day! A beautiful reminder of the delight that can be in the mundane…which reminds me of Einstein,”There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

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  13. so cute

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  14. Appreciation for life and all its wondrous details … thanks for bringing it on today David 💛

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  15. Hell yeah

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