Day 2–Positivity Challenge

Day 2 of my 5-day Positivity Challenge! Doing my bit to radiate positive energy in these Trump Days. I’m listing three things about my life that are positive (or for which I’m grateful), which I will then post on Facebook and tag three FB friends. They’ll do the same. If you find it hard to participate in the daily task, that’s okay. Just keep trying. Forget about coming up with anything profound, just focus on finding one thing, no matter how small. DO NOT have to blog, just post on Facebook. 

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Here goes:

  1. Steve Martin. Last night, I saw his new “adult” comedy, “Meteor Showers” at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. It wasn’t as good as I’d hoped. Way too “clever” to be cohesive. The acting was superb though, and the venue delightfully intimate. A magical evening.
  2. Yet another dragonfly visit. Big and brown, the creature showed up in my writing studio, yesterday. The last dragonfly who paid me a visit was a wild and fiery red, perched on a bullrush reed in my pond. According to animal totemism dragonflies are connected to the symbolism of change and light. When the dragonfly shows up in your life to remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Yes indeed!
  3. Laguna Beach. I may complain about the traffic and this and that, but I am so ever fortunate and grateful to be living in an art town.

Day 3–Positivity Challenge

Continuing with posting three positive things in my life (Day 1 and explanation).

  1. Atomic Bomb, by Hot Chip. I can’t stop singing this song. It’s also covered by William Onyeabor, a funk Nigerian singer. It’s blasting right now on my recently acquired Mac Air.
  2. Which reminds me, I am so appreciating my MacBook Air. A whole new experience from my PC. Why did I wait so long?
  3. Writing. It has only taken me twenty years to finally feel confident about my ability to express my ideas. Now it is such a part of me, that I feel bereft when I’m not trying to shape words to the page.





Day 2–Positivity Challenge

Continuing with writing three positive things about/in my life for the next five four days, here we go.

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1. The adoration and anticipation in Jake’s eyes whenever I call him. Quick story, when he was six months old, he jumped ten feet from my bedroom loft onto the floor in front of me in the room below because I called him. And then stood there wagging his tail.  No after effects, still, 10 1/2 years later.

2. Van Morrison’s Sweet Thing, playing right now.

3. Longmire.

5-Day Positivity Challenge–Day 1

Karen Hogenauer, my chassis-shaking, booty-bopping friend tagged me to participate in The 5-Day Positivity Challenge. For five days, I have to write three positive things about my life on my Facebook wall, as well as tag three friends to do the same. I’m going to run with this. For one thing, I have so much to appreciate, and for another I’m going to use this as an opportunity to get back into blogging. For all those people I tag as I go along, you DO NOT have to blog, just post on Facebook.


Here goes:

1. The way the sunlight illuminates my bonsai Horton-Hears-A-Who Bottle Palm in the morning, (no, it’s not really called that, I just made up the name–looks like those trees in Dr. Seuss’s book, don’t you think?).

2. Whole Foods $1 oyster sale yesterday. Yess!! Only thing, I didn’t have any fresh horseradish, and the brine was missing.  Maybe it was because the guy shucked the oysters and then placed them on ice, which melted by the time I got to them that evening, drowning the oysters. Next time, I’ll eat them right away.

3. The War on Drugs song, Lost in a Dream.