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Rip Snortin’ Mad!

Burning hot

Fists clenched

Brows furrowed

Tight shoulders

Body tense

Locked jaw

Darting eyes

Toes curled

Shallow breath

Spike in blood pressure


Rip snortin’ mad!  

(Is it really worth it?)


Your Footsteps

Whether Climbing in, out or up, it’s all the same.  You need to place one foot in front of the other to get where you are going.   Otherwise, you remain in the same spot.

imageTrue that sometimes you may need a lift or a helping hand, and sometimes you may even need to rest along the way or stop to take in the view (please do!).  Stay focused, have faith and you will get there.  Eventually.

You might even decide that a change of direction is necessary at some point.  Just follow your instinct.  It is meant to serve you.

imageShould you land in an unfavourable spot, you will simply use the same strategy of ‘one foot, then the other’ to try elsewhere.

 A lot can be learned in the trying.  It’s part of the journey.

Your climb.  Your journey.

imageYour footsteps.

           A gift.

A Work In Progress

Perhaps this post is not so Timely in that this prompt is now two days old, but….well, you know what they say, “Better late….”, which interestingly enough brings me right to the point of my thoughts on the matter of timeliness.

You see, I’ve NEVER been a very timely person.  NEVER.  I don’t think I was an overdue baby per se, but I did come out as a breech, so that could have something to do with my inclination of being ‘fashionably’ late (nice choice of words considering I was a breech, eh?).  I do know, however, that my mom’s doctor, just prior to my birth, told her to, “Hurry up!” as it was noon and he wanted to go for lunch.  Maybe it was at point that I decided to become passive-aggressive with time?!  I mean, many a psychologist will tell you that we do carry forward things from our past, though that would be a little extreme, wouldn’t it?  I would have been too young to remember, but it is noted that babies do learn fast, so who knows?! Read More…


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