When life gets tough, I tell my family and friends not to let it steal your joy. That philosophy got me through the Trump years fairly well.
However, the massacres this month are weighing heavy on my heart. I hope taking my own advice will help me bounce back soon.
Meanwhile, my blogging friends are writing about life’s joys and sorrows:
Assault weapons and death
This week’s blog post should have been an upbeat one about the onset of the summer season. But national events have instilled a sad, sober note to a three-day holiday weekend. Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin writes about the country’s social/cultural illness in “Another Week, Another American Tragedy.”
It’s really just coincidence that Carol Cassara of Carol A. Cassara Writer wrote about grief this week on her blog. But this turned out to be an appropriate week for her post. It might be helpful to read her article about coping with grief, called “What To Do With All the Grief.”
Reflections on turning 60
Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty regularly reads a blog called Going Gently by Englishman John Gray, who recently posted some thoughts on turning 60. The reflections resonated with Sightings, and he’s guessing they’ll resonate with you as well. So, he asked permission and is now republishing the post as “Sixty – Some Thoughts.” Take a look, and see if you agree with them, are inspired by them, or if they prompt you to think of some words of wisdom of your own.
An amazing graduation
Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles reports on her son Patrick recently receiving his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and no, she didn’t cry at all. (Sniff). But sitting in that large auditorium of Southern Connecticut State University, Stone realized something. Despite the long speeches and the fact these ceremonies go on a bit, they’re still incredible for three reasons…
Laughter and tears
Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin had the privilege of having two mothers in her life. The second one was her older sister, Joni, who was 15 when Jennifer was born. They did everything together and laughed a lot. Koshak thought her sister was so smart, but there was one question Joni asked her in Massachusetts that will explain why they laughed all the way to Maine on a road trip.
A dentist quest
No one loves going to the dentist, right? And it’s even worse if you think your dentist is taking advantage of you when you’re on Medicare or Medicaid. Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com has had some experience with that which she writes about in her latest post on her difficulties with dentists through the years.
A vacation surprise
Diane Trolly of Life on the Ranch has been living in the past again, remembering one day in particular when nothing went as it should. An adventure for her little five-year-old self was probably not as exciting for her parents…
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