Marching On…

I have been rather MIA on WordPress for the past few days. There was nothing specifically wrong. I just got caught up in real life.

1) Pet News… Kat and I paid a visit to the vet yesterday. She received a vaccine and a clean bill of health. Yay!

2) Politics… have been the subject of virtually every article I have read lately. šŸ™„ It is amazing how so many people feel that they have all of the answers to all of the issues locally, nationally, and globally. I understand that people have opinions and are free to express them… But it is obvious that the people who are most adamant about what is being done wrong, and how it must be done, have half the facts and have twisted them to suit their purpose.

3) Bizarre…The world watches the Russian/Ukraine situation – the destruction, the devastation, the danger of it spreading to global conflict. In North America, there are still those vehemently protesting health mandates that have for the most part been dropped. šŸ¤¦

4) Anger... I grew up in a peaceful home. There was never screaming or physical violence of any sort – not from my parents and not amongst the siblings. It just wasn’t done, so I definitely was not prepared for it in the real world. I used to be terrified of angry people. I felt that they were attacking me with their anger – often for something I did, something I should have anticipated would upset them. A couple of years ago, I realized that it isn’t about me. Angry people spew anger because that is what they are – angry. I still do not understand how or why some people can be so angry. I do not trust angry people. I think they are irrational, unstable, destructive, and unpredictable. There are a lot of angry people in the world these days. They are virtually impossible to avoid altogether without shutting oneself off completely. Since that is not terribly practical, I have been spending a lot of time focussing on building up my inner reserve of peace, happiness, and love. I doubt that I will ever figure out how to affect how angry people feel (or express themselves) but I am hopeful that I can get to a place where they do not change or affect how I feel. That would be nice. šŸ¤—

5) Taxes.. I have completed and submitted our taxes. Yay!!! Due to a small glitch in the program I was using, I received an email from the government advising me that they had revised my math and that our refund was $500.00 higher than I expected it to be. More Yay!!!

Not quite spring but at least it is MARCH

That’s all I have for today. Take care and have a great day! šŸ’ž

29 thoughts on “Marching On…

  1. Happy to hear little Kat got a clean bill of health. I will never understand why so many people are angry and there is so much hate in the world today. We can only hope for better days without all the anger and hatred. Yay!! on your tax refund. ā¤

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  2. In a particularly difficult situation where I had been unable to forgive, a friend sent me a brief item about forgiveness. The essence was you may not be able to forgive them for what they did, but can you forgive them for feeling as if that was what they needed to do? Their response to something I did was uncalled for to me, and completely out of line. (Kind of like when a total stranger attacks you in the grocery store or the post office for wearing a mask, only in this particular case, much worse because it was not a total stranger.) Forgiveness is about our peace of mind and well-being, not done for them. That belief has been helpful to me. I appreciate when you share your journey for peace.

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  3. I can relate with your situation. I am glad your friend’s advice helped you. For me, it has not been so much about struggling to forgive them as trying to understand them and wanting better for them. šŸ˜¢ And our society as a whole when it comes to hate and anger. šŸ™„

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  4. Yay on the taxes who doesnt love more money than you were expecting!
    I hate politics. I refuse to watch it or discuss it.
    The stuff with russia and the ucraine is devastating.
    xoxo

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  5. I have some experience with angry people. Maybe I have contributed to the anger! But mostly, some people want to be angry and/or miserable. You cannot make them happy or put them at peace.

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  6. SO true! I wish I knew that a few decades ago when I married my ex because ‘I was the only one who could make him happy.’ šŸ™„. He wasn’t happy when we were married, wasn’t happy when I bailed, still not happy. šŸ„“

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  7. In the final months of my first marriage I was angry. It was so exhausting and so brutal. I had to leave the marriage because I couldn’t live with myself. Good luck on the taxes. šŸ¤ž

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  8. We were surprised one year when the IRS said our refund would be higher due to a math error of mine. I would’ve thought they would have accepted the mistake in their favor. Good luck with your seedlings, AnneMarie. I myself am looking forward to spring planting of veggies’ seeds.
    Art

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