Pondering...On Happy Endings...Just Because

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Pondering...On Happy Endings...Just Because

 

Yes, it is Sunday.  Later than typical.  For me.   

 

My day for pondering.

 

Truth.   I have been pondering a bit more than usual lately.  I haven’t been avoiding this forum...ActiveRain.  Although I may have been avoiding the reality of life.  Yes.  It happens.   A disappearing act of sorts.  A reality check. On life. And the "stuff" involved in it.   

 

So I ponder.

 

Business. Personal things too.   

 

Life.  In general.  And specifically too.     

 

Just because.  

And for a reason.  

Some know why.  Others...I may eventually tell.  It’s a Michael kinda thing. Sometimes it’s a Mike thing too.   It depends.  Really.  It does.  

 

Pondering is good.  For me.   I’m finally feeling the pondering thing.

A bit later than usual. But that's okay. For me.  

For the soul.  

For the mind.   For moving on.  And moving forward.  And for reflection. Really I believe it.  Truly.

 

Pondering.  Just because.

 

Random thoughts on Happy Endings.   As I am prone to do, I look to others on the subject at hand to gain some insight on the subject.  And today it’s Happy Endings.  

 

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course,

on where you stop your story.

Orson Welles

 

I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.

George Clooney

 

Making people laugh is so much more difficult than making them sad. Too much fiction defaults to the somber, the tragic. This is because sad endings are easy in comparison - happy endings aren't at all simple to earn, especially when writing to an audience jaded by them.

Stephen Graham Jones

 

Endings are merely transitions. In a story.  In a sporting event.  Even in a political campaign.  Here’s to beginnings too!  There’s always opportunity. Always.    Peace.  



I didn’t set out to write a somber post...so I will stop here since it seems like it is headed in that direction.   But that’s not my intention.   Positive thoughts.Happy moments.  Good memories.  The very best of times.  

 

Here’s to the week ahead.  To being and doing the best possible.  A feast on Thursday. A day to celebrate. To all that you can be.   You know that warm and fuzzy stuff I’m  not always so good at sharing?  Well pretend I just shared it.  Just because.   

 

Image credit: (c) Can Stock Photo / soupstock

 

Pondered on:  Sunday, November 19, 2017



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Amanda S. Davidson
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Michael, I just wanted to say hello, was thinking of you this afternoon. I hope you're doing well. 

Nov 30, 2017 06:06 PM #45
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Lou Ludwig
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Michael

Pondering is good for the soul . . . .

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 30, 2017 06:49 PM #46
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Good Morning, Michael! Just popping over to say 'HI' and I hope you've had a wonderful week and wishing you a fabulous weekend to come!

Dec 01, 2017 03:51 AM #47
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Hi Michael... well, it's taken me a bit to time to get to your latest pondering post and thought I'd missed several. Alas not so much. Waiting on the next one.

Dec 01, 2017 11:20 AM #48
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Michael,  I am so very late to this pondering party. I do hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and pie, yes, always pie to put a smile on our face. 

Dec 01, 2017 01:34 PM #49
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Hi Michael, I did a lot of pondering earlier this year. I knew I needed a new idea, new direction or new purpose. After 9 months of thinking, talking to people, collaborating and negotiating, I finally solved it by changing companies and roles and going back into management. That is what I love but I still can work my own business which is what I love too.

Dec 01, 2017 05:20 PM #50
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Michael

Your post is hot and the comments keep rolling in.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 01, 2017 07:00 PM #51
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We do begin to worry when you're skip away for a couple days. Well Ponder this; you were missed Michael Jacobs 

Dec 01, 2017 08:38 PM #52
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Your ponderings make me smile. You've had a busy November so taking a break here and there is perfectly acceptable. I appreciate everything you do here in the Rain.

Dec 02, 2017 08:21 AM #53
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts Michael. Reflection is a good thing that can be the catalyst to continue the line or to motivate a different direction entirely. Visiting our son, daughter-in-law and Gbaby girl filled me up, so am good to go until next time. Of course, that little Ruger needs to see his Gma! Wishing you the best over the holiday season and beyond.

Dec 02, 2017 10:13 AM #54
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This is a good time of year to be pondering... as opposed to rabid consuming.  Keep on pondering.

Dec 02, 2017 06:54 PM #55
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I hope you are enjoying the weekend. We have special plans for today.

Have an outstanding week.

Dec 03, 2017 03:30 AM #56
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Good Sunday Morning  Michael Jacobs  You know my feelings on Happy Endings and anyway  you said you would read my movie reviews . Happy Ending ? As Carrie in Sex in the City said to young Lily it is  make believe

Have a Wonderful Week 

Dec 03, 2017 09:06 AM #57
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Michael Jacobs Thanks for the email...didn't realize you were not following me but glad to know you now are. Hmmm...I'm still pondering this!

Dec 07, 2017 05:02 PM #58
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Where is the end, really? I think that is a question everyone in the human race seeks to answer. But is there utility in asking the question or should we just enjoy this ride we are on? Intriguing questions. Thank you for sharing!

Dec 21, 2017 09:56 AM #59
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Hi Micahel! I love seeing your name, liking comments and popped over to see if you had been pondering lately!!  Hugs to you, my friend!

Jan 17, 2018 02:30 PM #60
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Michael Jacobs - I went back to read one of your posts in November, perhaps. It was the one when you were a judge for Belinda's contest. You said something that really resonated with me and with others that I think is worth repeating

"I'm thankful for my membership here.  The people I have met...both in person and through the words and thoughts that have been shared."

Michael, I am thankful for your presence here on ActiveRain. When I hear Pasadena, the only person's name that comes to mind is yours! 

Jan 25, 2018 11:04 PM #61
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Michael Jacobs, I had to reread your post a couple times as I felt I needed to also 'read-between-the-lines.'  Yes, I read the title: "Ponder on Happy Endings...'Just Because..."  Yet, somehow I had mixed emotions when reading.  Enjoyed the quotes within.  Have a great week...We are a few days away from another important celebration - Easter. 

Mar 27, 2018 09:58 PM #62
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Michael Jacobs - Just wanted to drop by to wish you well. Part of the process of pondering is to make sense of the world in which we live. When life gets tough, I always ponder and though things aren't immediately clear, with time it all makes sense.

Wishing you good weather and hoping you're not under the weather. Thanks for being such a positive asset to me here on ActiveRain. 

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I was just was thinking that I don't know when my ending will be Michael Jacobs. I really do have to change my perspective...

Apr 26, 2018 08:23 AM #64
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