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Friday Quote Day

There are two primary choices in life:
to accept conditions as they exist,
or accept the responsibility for changing them.
~ Dennis Waitley

Today's quote has little or nothing to do with the state of my body, and everything to do with the state of my mind.

What I've learned, from a lifetime of reading self-help books and going to get-your-shit-together seminars and, finally, 20 years of sobriety (I was looking for sobriety all along, duh), is that accepting conditions as they exist frees me to change them. Or, maybe, frees those conditions to change.

I'm wired funny, I guess. There's a little glitch in my psyche that just wants to fight when I declare 'This Is The Way It's Going To Be.' Saying 'This Is The Way It Is' somehow opens up possibilities that can't/won't/don't happen otherwise.

And speaking of change, the new Blogger interface is lovely. Everything's still here, in a streamlined package that is beautiful to look at. So clean. I don't know how long it's been here, I just clicked something yesterday and there it was. Shiny, happy Blogger. Heh.

Keep those comments coming. The giveaway for Elsebeth Lavold's Viking Patterns for Knitting ends Sunday at 7 p.m. EDT. If you're not a knitter you could always donate it to your library. Just a thought …


gingersnapper said…
I'm not going to ruin your happy Friday spirit by telling you how long that blogger stuff has been there.... ;)

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