Monday, November 9, 2015

Expectations and Reality + My Post Monday Link-Up

The life you live is never the one you expect....even if you are a master of affirmation, positive-thinking and yoga. The twists and turns of life are very strange indeed. Granted, the more passive you are, not seeking to rock the boat of your existence, the  more predictable your life will be. But even then, something will always come up that totally throws your life into upheaval and interrupt your attempt to just be status quo. On the other hand, there are the fearless ones, those who dive into life head-first, and just want to experience all of it, to the fullest. Death is but an interruption. If they died experiencing the ultimate adrenaline rush, so be it. They die doing what they do best--living life as if there were no tomorrow. I'm somewhere in between. I've done some crazy things, where people just say, "wow, you're the most spur-of-the-moment person I've ever seen!"  Like the time I married my first husband with only 2 months of dating, without consulting anyone, and without a wedding reception. It was a very impulsive decision, and even though we were together 10 years, it didn't end well. (I did basically the same thing with my current husband, but we have been married going on 15 years, with no plans of separating!) And there are the times when all I really want to do is curl up with a great book and hibernate for days, safe in my own space.
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I have had some incredibly disappointing and sad times. Things happened, sometimes because of my own actions, sometimes because of the actions of others, that I didn't ever expect to happen, didn't want to happen and didn't understand why they had, in fact, happened. Regardless, clawing my way back up after falling, being dumped, or left at the bottom of the symbolic canyon, I've found that I can indeed find happiness again. And the funny thing, when I do, it's even sweeter than before! So my friendly, non-judgmental and possibly unsolicited advice is don't lay down and give up. If all you can do right now is move a pinkie finger, just do that. Do a little more each day until you can start moving forward! In time, you'll see that things are much better, maybe even better than you ever imagined!

Today is "My Post Monday!" It's all about original content from bloggers who care to share what is on their minds--from Crafts to Camping, Wellness to Wealth, Fashion to Food, and whatever else is on the brain!  I, for one, love to explore other sites for original, non-sponsored posts, tips, pictures and videos! Sponsored posts are great and I appreciate the information from well-written and authentic sponsored posts, I write them myself! But this linky is for non-sponsored posts because they are all about what the writer thinks, believes, and knows. It's not about a specific brand and what it compensates the blogger to promote! If I happen to find a great original, non-sponsored post, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MyPostMonday hashtag!  It's like being featured!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! Remember, any link to your posts helps your blog numbers increase! (Affiliate links OK)   

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