"There's a trick to the 'graceful exit.' It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over--and let it go.
It means leaving what's over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out.” Ellen Goodman
When the “up” becomes clear, I may be back. Meanwhile, thanks to all who took the time to read my posts. Hoping to meet up again.
I might be about to set a Guinness World Record for length of being out to lunch. I am not ready to close up shop permanently. I figured I’d just go out for lunch or several lunches and see what happens. The pantry is empty, so I must dine out until it can be restocked. I’ll keep in touch and let you know if anything enticing appears on the menus along the way.
I don’t know about you, but January has always been a long, bleak month of not much for me. At the moment I am recovering from being quite ill over Christmas and New Year’s. Consequently it seems like not all of my brain cells are firing yet. Also, still waiting for my smell and taste to return. About that, I found an interesting exercise recommended by the Mayo Clinic to help stimulate the olfactory nerves. They suggest inhaling the scents of eucalyptus, clove, lemon and rose for 15 seconds each twice a day. I think it’s actually helping. But, I digress.
What I am really looking for is some nonsense, something to stimulate the creative part of my brain. There is so much turmoil and disturbing things going on around the world, from which we could use a break. For me that break includes some nonsense and whimsy, something to stimulate my imagination. It’s a work in progress. In the meantime here are some notable days in January that can elicit smiles.
Jan. 3 – Fruitcake Toss Day
Jan. 4 – National Spaghetti Day
Jan. 8 – Bubble Bath Day
Jan. 10 – National Take The Stairs Day
Jan. 10 – Peculiar People Day
Jan. 15 – National Hat Day
Jan. 16 – National Nothing Day
Jan. 18 – Winnie the Pooh Day (A.A. Milne’s birthday)
Jan. 20 – Penguin Awareness Day
Jan. 21 – National Hugging Day
Jan. 21 – Squirrel Appreciation Day
Jan. 23 – National Pie Day
Jan. 24 – Compliment Day (This should be every day)
Jan. 27 – Chocolate Cake Day
Jan. 28 – National Kazoo Day
Jan. 29 – Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Comments are welcomed.
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.” Neil Gaiman
Have a happy, healthy New Year and let’s make that “doing something” be a little something positive each day.