My Grateful Thank to all friends. Another milestone becomes possible

Frankly, in 15 years of blogging and in my third attempt at WordPress from last year I never watched the Views, Likes, Comments numbers.  Last month on 13th May something triggered and I began writing regularly.  What it is doing is astonishing to me and I owe my gratitude to the Viewers, my friendly commentators and Readers, Followers and those I am following for this.  Keeps me Inspired.

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Reached 10000 total views , 3014 likes and 208 comments. Incredible. My Grateful thanks. Thank you for keeping me motivated and inspired by what I read in your blogs and generate new ideas for mine.

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Do something that sucks every day :). Via Medium newsletter

As much as I love running and writing, some days I just don’t got it. I don’t want to wake up at 5AM. I have no desire to run and just the thought of writing haunts me. To publish another 500 to 1,000 words feels impossible. There’s days where I question why I bother to do either. If my mind wants to work against me and question why I do what I do, it’s going to have to be while I’m doing it — because I don’t reason with the lazy, self centered, child in me — I’ve heard all his arguments, they’re all invalid. I just get up and do it.

If you’ve never heard of David Goggins and have the slightest interest in strengthening your mind or body, I highly recommend Googling him. It was from him I stole my headline and idea behind this post. Doing something that sucks everyday, is more than a headline for me though. It’s an idea I try to live my life by. I did not want to run yesterday, it was raining and I had plenty of other life shit I could have and maybe should have been focusing on instead. So I turned to David Goggins Instagram — where his most recent post was a video of him flipping a monster truck tire, for an entire mile. It was during this video, he introduced the idea of doing something that sucks everyday. The idea of running two miles became exponentially easier after the video was over. At least I didn’t have to flip a gigantic tire for a mile. I got dressed and went for a run. When I hit the two mile mark, I was glad I did.

I’ve been asked why I run by people who don’t and haven’t always had a clear answer for them. After all, I weigh 130 pounds so clearly I’m not doing it to lose weight. I still smoke cigarettes, so how dedicated to my health am I really? Much like Forrest Gump, I just started running one day and haven’t stopped since. No real rhyme or reason as to why. Today though, I think I finally have a solid answer as to why I run. I run because, it sucks.

I spent so much of my life being comfortable. I used to joke that even my rock bottom was fully furnished. The sad part is, that joke is based off a reality I don’t often share. When I was down and out and at my lowest, with nowhere to go, the point where most are left to sleep on streets and whatnot — I just went to my Grandmother’s fully furnished vacant house, to where the utilities hadn’t even been turned off yet. As grateful as I am to have had that option, a lot of truth is said in jest.

I share all of this to convey the fact there is absolutely no growth in comfort. We create these cushy little protective bubbles around us and while we may think they’re protecting us from everything outside of them, really all they do is confine and limit our growth to the circumference of the bubble. It makes for a harder life in the long run because our minds and bodies become soft and fragile. We become weary and overcautious. It leads to a very limited life.

So find something that’ll strengthen your mind or body, if not both and do it everyday. Do it on the days you want to and more importantly, on the days you definitely don’t want to. Doing so builds discipline and character. It makes you more willing to face all the other things in life that suck and trust me, there will be plenty, regardless of who you are. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have two miles to run.

via Do Something That Sucks Everyday – The Ascent

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Tissue – A Haiku :)

by Jay

Sand sarcastic dunes
A nervous, tissue frightens
snoopervision of a  husband

uto Praise for Tissue – A Haiku

“The juxtaposition of tissue and husband is truly inspired.”
– The Daily Tale
“I don’t like short poems. So why am I reviewing a haiku, you may wonder? Well, I liked the title – ‘Tissue’. It went down hill from there.”
– Enid Kibbler
“Amazing how so few words can set a scene so perfectly. I close my eyes and all I can see is the sand sarcastic dunes.”
– Hit the Spoof
“I felt that I was a tissue. It was spooky. I hope to read more by Jay. Perhaps next time, something longer.”
– Zob Gloop
“I’ve always wanted to write a haiku about a tissue. I can’t belive Jay has beaten me to it.”
– Betty Borison
Sand sarcastic dunes is a popular first line for a haiku. It’s incredible how much diversity can be achieved with those final lines.”
– Chris Critic, otherwise known as Cristic

What do you think of Tissue – A Haiku?

Auto=praise for Auto generated Haiku. WOW!

Thanks to Datamuse, whose word engine was used to complete the poem.

Auto Praise for Spanner – A Haiku
“The juxtaposition of spanner and boyfriend is truly inspired.”
– The Daily Tale
“I don’t like short poems. So why am I reviewing a haiku, you may wonder? Well, I liked the title – ‘Spanner’. It went down hill from there.”
– Enid Kibbler
“Amazing how so few words can set a scene so perfectly. I close my eyes and all I can see is the inclement mountain.”
– Hit the Spoof
“I felt that I was a spanner. It was spooky. I hope to read more by jay. Perhaps next time, something longer.”
– Zob Gloop
“I’ve always wanted to write a haiku about a spanner. I can’t belive jay has beaten me to it.”
– Betty Borison
“Inclement mountain is a popular first line for a haiku. It’s incredible how much diversity can be achieved with those final lines.”
– Chris Critic, otherwise known as Cristic

What do you think of Spanner – A Haiku?

via Spanner – A Haiku | Haiku Generator

I was Angry, Very Very Angry on 13th May 2018. What I did

6 Ways to Deal With Anger, Without Letting It Out
Don’t worry, you don’t have to bottle it up either.
By Lauren Vinopal May 30 2018, 7:52 AM
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Anger is a primitive emotion—a fight or flight response (mostly fight), and conventional wisdom states that we need to release it somewhere. But that’s not necessarily the case. Because whether you’re screaming into a pillow or at your children, blowing off steam only results in more of it.

“By acting angrily, you actually increase the likelihood of continuing to act angrily, just as acting loving and compassionate tends to increase the individual’s tendency towards love and compassion,” psychotherapist Ross Grossman told Fatherly. At the same time, anger serves an important role. “Every moment of anger provides a temporary reprieve from the raw sting of inner pain,” psychologist Bernard Golden told Fatherly. “In this way, it’s a coping mechanism.”

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How, then, is a dad to cope without perpetuating a cycle of anger? Here are a few tips:

Quick! Find a Distraction

Distraction is a short term but necessary tactic for managing anger. Before you fly into a rage, try playing a distracting game on your phone for about 20 minutes. Indeed, researchers are developing computer games for that very purpose. After 20 minutes of distraction, you’ll be able to apply a levelheaded approach to the situation at hand. “Once you’re cooled off, you also need to understand what you need from the situation so you don’t get angry again,” psychotherapist Sara Stanizai told Fatherly. “It’s good to relax you, but then the real work begins.”

via How to Cope With Anger and Stop Losing Your Temper | Fatherly

I distracted myself and worked on my blog instead.  Results are astonishing. I am not an Adwords expert or SEO specialist.

I just emoted, shared, wrote what I liked about, appreciated and commented what I loved in new followers’ posts, poetry, poems, pictures, their adventures, their hobbies.

It is like doing “Appreciative Enquiry” the famed HR technique online.

What did I get.?

I got

  1. Peace of mind
  2. 5000+ Views
  3. 2500 new visitors
  4. Nearly 3000 Likes
  5. about 200 comments

And finally, I patched up with a friend I was angry with by deciding to be Human!  Humans Err. We buried the past and decided to come together, work together as we enjoy the Creative moments of mental stimulus we provide to each other.

Try it.  It is worth it.