Gale sent me this on a day I could really really use it: “A bad day for the ego is a great day for the soul”
She read it in a book by Jillian Michaels, although it seems to have been kicking around otherwise.
This is incredibly profound or else I am just desperate. Thoughts?
I have learned, over and over, that having a stack of great books to read makes me feel like a millionaire! And this time I have some that were given to me by a real editor! In my very own family! I am RICH, I tell you!
So much to learn in getting the front wheel back on my bike:
1 Kind strangers can be so helpful
2 There is a release for the brakes and that’s how you get them past the wide part of the tire
3 It can be embarrassing needing help from kind strangers
4 Everything works better if the handlebars are pointed forward and not backwards.
Steve learned that good biking gloves relieve pressure on a specific nerve in the hands and keep his hands from falling asleep and going numb on long rides. Score!
I have learned, over and over and over again, that I am lucky beyond words to have the incredible family and friends I have in my life. I am really and truly rich!
What a great phrase. Barbara says it only works if it’s delivered calmly and with complete sincerity. Try it.
Today I learned, but did not heed, the lesson that you can often get somewhere faster by foot than in a cab. Riding around the last block to get to South Station is much longer than just jumping out (pay first please) when it’s in sight and then hoofing it. This time it worked out, but barely,
I seem to always thing that I will have more time, another time, to buy the next set of bus tickets than right now. But it’s never actually true. Now is better.
Barbara had a brilliant idea. Her parents are a distance away and in the middle of lots of medical and therefore logistical challenges. She needs to deal with lots of people to line up help. She had nice informal-looking business cards made with her parents’ names and “Family Contact Information” printed on them, with her and her brother’s name, phone numbers and email addresses. Her parents can proudly hand them out (“Isn’t my daughter clever?”) to neighbors and friends who offer and then people can easily reach Barbara and her brother.
Raveen taught me that Visio, or at least our installation of it, does not default to having an auto-save function. You can set it, and you should! Otherwise you can lose your work in progress. Good to know!