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What You See

I was handed a memory today from 3 years ago. It made me, once again, feel deeply

grateful that my life is where it is. Part birth card lottery win, part hard work and part luck. More good choices than bad. Very little moderation or balance because when I commit to something it is full on go.

For example take that January I did a series about being grateful. I wanted to start the year off focusing on the wonderful aspects of my life. I missed one day because of my professional life and then hit publish on the Gratefully Late Post. My work life was very challenging and physically demanding. I still miss many aspects of it and helping patients on their worst days is one large aspect of that. I’m grateful that I had that opportunity for the better part of three decades to make a positive impact on my patient’s life.

But here I am now. Totally immersed in a time sensitive project and fully committed to making it the best that I can. It’s how I roll I guess. It seems to have sucked the “words” out of my brain or maybe I have just forgotten how to write or is it the new block editor? I’m busy posting daily over at 365Snap 24 and even there, without much text, the block editor is a challenger. The plus side is that, at some point in time, I will have figured it out and it will be one more challenge my brain has mastered.

The photo was a little piece of paper with saying. It was on my locker for a few years. I’m happy to see it up on my kitchen wall. It’s a great reminder that even if the words won’t flow the intend to gratitude and mindfulness is still intact.



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

5 thoughts on “What You See

  1. It’s a great reminder, Bernie.
    Sometimes my husband and I are looking at the same thing but we are seeing different aspects of it. That’s balance things out in our life which I’m grateful xx


    1. My husband can always seem to see the bigger picture and I often get mired down in details and stress about stuff but his vision helps me refocus. Sounds like we are both lucky in our partners. Thanks for commenting Ellie.

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  2. Good thoughts for sure, Bernie. The sign I remember from 44 years ago is…Change your thoughts and you will change your world. Sometimes it is a struggle, but that is what life is supposed to be. About the new Block editor….what the heck was wrong with the old one. The new one is a nuisance. Allan


    1. Interesting how certain thing stick with you — that sign obviously did with you and my locker one did with me.
      Oh well soon the new block editor will seem old hat but I’ve still got a few things I’m struggling with.
      Have a good week and thanks for taking the time to comment so often.


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