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    1. Thank you so much, dear Pradita!
      Joyfully,
      Dolly

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    1. Thank you for pingback.

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  1. spearfruit says:

    Very good point Dolly. Too many of us (including myself) delve on stuff that happened in the past or worry about what the future holds, letting the present (living in the now) which we can impact pass us by. Gary

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    1. Thank you so much, Gary, for your insightful comment!

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  2. GP Cox says:

    What happens if you don’t like the now?

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    1. That’s a million dollar question, dear friend! First of all, is there anything in the “now” that you do like? Is it possible to isolate those nuggets of goodness and focus on them? If you can do that and switch emotional gears to Love, Joy, Courage, Serenity, you will see solutions to issues that are troubling you now.
      However, if there is not a glimmer of positive in the present situation, we should use the “zebra” method. I haven’t done a post on it yet, but basically you visualize life as a zebra: white and black stripes. When you hit the black stripe – and it happens to everyone at some time or another! – you take a deep breath and run through it, all the time knowing that up ahead is the white stripe, full of sunshine and joy, just waiting for you. It’s not in the future; it is there RIGHT NOW, just waiting for you to get there as soon as you can!
      Joyfully,
      Dolly

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      1. GP Cox says:

        Don’t get me wrong. I AM a happy person. I want for nothing more than peace and wish everyone would sit down, think about their current lives (how bad they could actually be) and realize they have pretty it darn good. I see new protests every day. Granted they bring attention to good points (most of them), but we can’t handle everything at once! Everyone seems to have a a bad case of the disease I call “the gimmes”. Give me this and give me that.
        I’ve had some really bad times – those black stripes come at me in grand style, but you have to take the blast, back up, re-group and take one problem at a time – no one wants to do that – no patience or wish to do the work involved.
        I feel like I want to yell out my window -GROW UP!!

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      2. Oh, you’re so right! Entitlement is the feature of millenials. That’s why I think it’s important to teach that we are entitled to PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, but nobody is entitled to happiness, unless they work for it. We can’t change or control the world, though, and we can’t change or control other people, other than educating them one at a time, It’s a long process, and you’re right again – it’s a process of growing up, but with one step at a time and one problem at a time, it’s doable. I choose to believe so!

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  3. Nice post, Dolly! My “NOW” has no room for me. ) – :

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    1. Thank you, darling! Looks like you have to create another “now” for yourself – that’s doable!

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