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This Phoenix Speaks

Seven years in the making, my first published book, This Phoenix Speaks , is now a reality. The tireless and tiring work invested to ma...

every little thing



For the past six months or so, I've had a recurring dream of sorts. I can recall it happening three or four times at least. I didn't think much of it until it happened again last week after sharing my thoughts about writing every day in March. In the moment as I awoke, I felt so thankful for my subconscious trying to help calm my anxiety. I guess I even try to help myself out in my sleep! 

So anyway, it's just a couple of phrases from the song "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley running through my head over and over until I wake up.  "Don't worry about a thing…every little thing's gonna be alright." This message is vital to understand even without my brain trying to hit the message home while I sleep. 

Worrying isn't the same as pondering with a purpose to help yourself or others. And worrying does nothing to make life better. When you stop to think about it, worrying is plain old self-destruction. I'm not typically a big Bob Marley fan, but the smooth groove of this song has always made me smile. And now there's even more reason to love it. 

Looking ahead, these thirty-one days of writing slices of this treasured life of mine should be filled with watching for how everything is going to be alright. I want to show myself some compassion and try to remember to focus my perspective in this direction. 

I look forward to your comments and slices too. Don't forget to put your slice of life links in the comments or just write a comment to share! This month is about connecting and sharing!




5 comments:

  1. And "little" is a key word for slicing. We don't have to worry about writing to much. As you said, we can go easy on ourselves. Looking forward to slicing along with you.

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  2. So nice to have you back again.
    Is my mind playing tricks on me or did you have a problem with your blog the other day? If you did, then it looks like it's back up and running.

    Thanks for the video clip. That song makes me smile!

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  3. Love Bob Marley <3. Look, I did it! http://joolimammoth.blogspot.com/2018/03/an-anniversary-of-sorts.html#more Hoping teamwork will help to keep me going all month long!

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  4. I am a professional worrier, even though I know how right you are when you say, "Worrying isn't the same as pondering with a purpose to help yourself or others. And worrying does nothing to make life better."

    I am telling myself: "Every little thing will be alright." I hear Bob Marley's voice in my head.

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