Motivational Monday - Know When to Hold 'Em...and Fold 'Em

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Motivational Monday - Know When to Hold 'Em...and Fold 'Em

 

A dear friend recently went through prepping for a major hiccup in life, only to be fully prepped and show up to pure chaos in her life. I can totally relate to prepping for family 'emergencies' that we can anticipate and either the emergency happening before we're fully prepped or something causing a cancellation of plans. The positive in me wants to say, "Hey, this gives me time I didn't know I had! Time is such a critical thing in our lives - especially at our age - and the gift of unexpected time is truly a blessing.

 

There is a small part of me that would have wanted to continue an argument to remain on schedule/task - deal with the chaos at hand and move one. That, in my mind, would be a knee-jerk reaction and is rarely ever the right one!

 

Know when to fold 'em

 

Sometimes you've just got to know when to fold 'em! Know that the argument or chaos that is taking place needs to be replaced with peace and harmony in our, already, chaotic lives. Kudos to my friend who chose the former and who, in turn, celebrated having that gift of time back in her life. Such a gift indeed! She used it to enjoy life with friends and put the chaos behind her. 

 

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You bet! When one can't empathize or realize that others are going through much worse than we/they are, I would seriously worry about them!

Hope you're getting plenty of rest - remember, take care of YOU, Dorie!

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Jul 16, 2019 08:40 PM #39
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Absolutely, Bob Crane! It's so comforting when we realize that we CAN walk - and it's refreshing when we actually DO walk! 

Happy Tuesday!

Jul 16, 2019 08:41 PM #40
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Oh boy, isn't that the truth, James Dray and time seems to be getting more and more limited as we age too, doesn't it?!!

Jul 16, 2019 08:42 PM #41
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She did just that and is SO happy that she did - and so am I! The person on the other end, did not deserve to even 'know' my friend, Kat Palmiotti!

Hope you're having a great week!

Jul 16, 2019 08:43 PM #42
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Thank you, Roy Kelley! I hope you and Dolores are having a great week as well!

Jul 16, 2019 08:44 PM #43
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Well, I am SO very proud of her for stepping out of the 'substitute' roll and allowing the 'real her' to take over! For now, she is free from the negativity, chaos and I couldn't be happier for her re-discovered 'liberation.'

Happy Tuesday, Richie Alan Naggar

Jul 16, 2019 08:47 PM #44
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She folded and as a result, had a wonderful time with her family and friends this weekend - taking the time that was no longer used in chaos and spending it creating wonderful memories! Makes my heart smile for her, Marney Kirk!

Jul 16, 2019 08:48 PM #45
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It is so true that we do tend to create some of our own chaos, George Souto and like you, avoidance as well as refusing NOT to create it, is so very liberating!

Have a great week!

Jul 16, 2019 08:49 PM #46
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Oh, I'm so happy that it helped you, Lisa Friedman! See, something told me that someone else needed my 'know when to fold 'em' lecture! 

Sending you hugs and positive vibes from Charlotte!! 

Jul 16, 2019 08:50 PM #47
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Walking away is not always easy - ESPECIALLY when you are 100% sure you are 100% right, Bill Roberts! LOL 

And, I'm with you - thank God we learned to walk away!

Jul 16, 2019 08:52 PM #48
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I adore the picture of the dog and cat and the wise quote included.     Peace is often the most valuable pursuit.

Jul 17, 2019 07:58 AM #49
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We've been preaching this philosophy to a neighbor of ours who is having trouble with another neighbor. We, and this man's wife, are all saying "Just let it go."  We all hope to convince him.

Jul 17, 2019 09:18 AM #50
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What a great picture Debe,  We are watching our friends dog for the week and it is a challenge with the outside cat,  Loves to bark at the cat.

 

Jul 17, 2019 10:19 AM #51
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Aww, thank you so much, M.C. Dwyer! And, I'm with you on the pursuit of peace!

Jul 17, 2019 08:13 PM #52
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Sometimes it's very difficult to let it go, Marte Cliff - or should I say, for some it's difficult! Seriously, my friend had no trouble walking away and I'm so happy for her that she did.

Jul 17, 2019 08:15 PM #53
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OH my! Sometimes dogs who aren't around cats routinely, have no idea what to do when they are suddenly in front of them! LOL 

Have fun pet-sitting, Will Hamm!

Jul 17, 2019 08:17 PM #54
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I agree, Debe, that sometimes you've just got to know when to fold 'em! Sweeeeettt photo!

Jul 17, 2019 08:23 PM #55
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I once used that same title for a post. It covers a multitude of topics and is an all around great philosophy for life.

Jul 18, 2019 08:54 AM #56
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Seems like everything is about the DRAMA these days, Sis ...so many seem to thrive or desire it.  Me?  Nope ... and that, like you say, can mean you just have to let it be and let them be wrong.  Not always easy to do!  But well worth it ...

Bro, Gene

Jul 18, 2019 10:35 AM #57
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Some people are just stubborn and will continue to experience stress and use their invaluable time to be perfect in their eyes and mind. It's like our use of political correctness or using words that aren't offensive, but who really cares? An uprising will be upon our nation IMO, soon.

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