#WednesdayWisdom: Breathe

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Just breathe. Just for a moment.

As we go into the holidays, as the news comes barreling in, barraging us with information, none of it good, as people get testy and old wounds start to tingle, just breathe.

Just sit. Listen to what’s around you. Stare at something you’ve never really examined. Exist in the moment and know each moment does, eventually, pass.

This time of year brings us joy, often, and stress, often. For some people, there is no joy at all, only a long, bleak season pitted with landmines.

Be kind to others, be patient with others, because you have no idea what emotional tightrope they’re on.

Be kind to yourself, be patient with yourself, because you know exactly what kind of emotional tightrope you’re on.

And for now, just breathe.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and if you celebrate, a great Thanksgiving.


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Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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Only sort of Monday

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Given it’s Christmas Eve day (weird collection of words we’re used to) it’s not much of a Monday. People are busy and hurrying and readying and cooking, or, if outside the thrum of it, observing the scurry.

It’s not even close to a white Christmas here in Chicago this year. Lots of brown grass and empty trees, but at night the lights are lovely.

It’s far from night now, though, with a broad, clear sky, not even the memory of clouds. It doesn’t look cold, which is no guide here in the winter.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or don’t celebrate Christmas, I wish you joy and peace, health and stability.

I hope you enjoy all of the holidays, whatever form they take.


Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.
Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!
Peruse Montraps Publishing