16 thoughts on “Adage

  1. Mish May 8, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Oh that first line demanded my attention. A good reminder that we have more control of our own happiness than we may think.
    Norway looks breathtaking. My son is off to Finland in a few weeks!

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    • lillian May 9, 2018 / 6:57 am

      We adored Norway! Did a Fjords Cruise last year.

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  2. Waltermarks May 9, 2018 / 3:54 am

    I’ve ruminated on things for too long. I think I’ll just chew the fat from now on

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    • lillian May 9, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Hah! Some time ago, I saw a therapist – was having panic attacks (ptsd) after a number of difficult things / hit by a car as a pedestrian, husband’s cardiac arrest (he is good and we’re on year 5 after it❤️) etc. She talked about the difference between ruminating and treasuring, said to expect the best, and that we can’t always choose hat happens to us but we can choose how we react (sometimes difficult to do, but we can) and that happiness is a choice. Thankful for every day. 😊

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    • lillian May 9, 2018 / 7:04 am

      Read what I replied to Walter😊. Sometimes it takes great strength to make that choice. And it is not equivalent to being content with the status quo. 😊

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  3. Anita May 9, 2018 / 7:07 am

    Totally agree!
    Happiness is a choice.
    Enjoy & rejoice 🙂

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  4. Jo May 9, 2018 / 8:28 am

    It was so lovely this morning to be reminded to live in the present moment – it’s really all we’ve got.

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  5. Beverly Crawford May 9, 2018 / 11:19 am

    For years, a small slate hung in my kitchen on which was written “COUNT BLESSINGS. CHOOSE HAPPY”. I so agree that happiness is a choice. Beautiful poem.

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  6. rothpoetry May 9, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Yes, it is… sometimes very difficult when in times of depression or loss!
    Dwight

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