When Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda’s Seize Your Brain

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What do YOU do when a case of the coulda-woulda-shoulda’s seize your brain?

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty.

— Unknown

A Minor but Satisfying Victory

Shortly after the holidays I experienced a minor but very satisfying victory.  Sometimes it’s BIG stuff that throws me for a loop. Sometimes it’s little teeny stuff that throws me for a loop.  This time it was the latter… here’s my story:

Late on a post-Christmas evening, just before the stores closed, I was driving from one store to another feeling quite smug about the complicated transaction I’d just navigated. (Returning merchandise, finding just the right replacement, using up a frequent-buyer award before its expiration date… all in all, getting a very good deal for my trouble.)

When it hit me like a brick – I’d forgotten to ask for the senior discount!  Compound that stupid mistake with the fact that the only reason I’d ventured out amidst the after-holiday retail melee was because it was senior discount day!

Stupid, stupid, stupid.  Thus began this silly sashaying debate: Continue reading » When Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda’s Seize Your Brain

Cup o’ Inspiration

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Take a short break and consider the following:

“It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.”

Ornette Coleman

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