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TheJackB I'm not due until mid to late March yet. :) And yes, with practice, I think we can do just that. I haven't reached that point though, but I think it will come. :)
1 year, 6 months ago on How To Write The Perfect Blog Post Part II
Haven't danced in almost like 5 months because of this growing watermelon in my tummy :D But, boy, did I dance before that! :)
You and I are quite the same in the sense that most of my posts and even my paintings or other creations are dependent on mood. And, I always know when I come out with something crappy and feels bad that sometimes, I can't help but put them out there.
But, I hope to grow some more in the coming year (not in the tummy area, oh no, not that!), but in my writing and being able to come out with something better even if I am not in the right state of mind. If that is even possible...:D
Happy holidays to you and your family, Jack! :)
ginidietrich The lengths people go through to ride on your popularity...tsk, tsk, tsk...
1 year, 7 months ago on Three Examples of Social Media Gone Bad
hackmanjdeleted_91832_Sean McGinnisginidietrichLFJeremy Hahaha! More Deschanel than the other two really, Gini...but, hey, I like the Gumby resemblance, too. :D
It's nice to finally visit again. The laughs I've had since reading the post and then the comments made me think I was an idiot for not visiting while I was sick. You would have cured me right off! :D
Glad to find you here. It's nice to see my friends guest posting on such influential sites as Danny's. :)
As somebody who is not exactly into social media (I only got Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn for work and I don't even use it much), I still can say though that it has its perks that I wouldn't have enjoyed without it around. I got some of my meaningful conversations with people I don't see regularly on my personal Facebook account. These talks even helped me unburden and sort out some of my emotional troubles. I have online friends also asking me how I am on my Facebook account for work and their messages or posts never fail to bring a smile to my face.
Although I don't see much sense in spending my time poring over new pictures, statuses or posted videos on Facebook, I can understand how this could make other people happy. It makes them feel that they are actually catching up with friends' lives. So, even if we all need to be aware about spending our time on matters of great importance, whether it is on social media or not, we certainly can't judge people and the value they place on social media. As they say, different strokes for different folks, eh, Stu? :)
1 year, 8 months ago on Can Social Media Make You Truly Happy?
You are definitely not stupid. And, I always prefer nice people to the obnoxious ones no matter how other people think of them as right at the top, so you score high in my books. I also would like to see myself as this nice person with a great and ready smile to everyone. If that makes me boring, so be it.
So, when a time came in my life recently when I thought I couldn't really say something nice because of the problems that were heaped on my life, I took a self-imposed hiatus when it comes to blog hopping and blog commenting. I didn't want to drag people down along with me.
Now that I am feeling a tad better, I am back at it again. My smile may not be the on thousand-megawatt one yet, but it's there slowly building up. And, I am glad I chose your post to read today. Gives me a reason to smile more. Thanks. :)
1 year, 8 months ago on Being Kind Doesn't Make Me Stupid
ShonaliTheJackB Oh, so sad to hear that. What is your surgery for?
1 year, 9 months ago on #MyBootcamp Update: Month One
Shonali Thanks for the felicitations and the advice, Shonali. The sad thing is I have a sweet tooth and ice cream is one of the foods I am craving for now. Add that to lasagna and you know what that means, instant weight gain. I wish I do have your strong will right now.
Yes, everything indeed involve choices, Danny and using Twitter is no exception. That's why I follow only people I see and read online regardless of whether they follow me or not. And if someone follows me, I follow back if I can see that you have an insightful blog. But, if you are posting links to pics of your pecs or your boobies or to sell something outright, then please don't expect me to follow you back.
1 year, 9 months ago on You Make The Choices
mylifestylemax You are right, Stacey. I, for one, can't tolerate friends who go all smiling in front of you and then go talk about you behind your back. I'd rather they tell me straight to my face. But, as I said to Lori, sometimes, when we accept people for who they are and understand their ways, we tend to get why they are being that way and make allowances all the time. But, that does not mean that we don't tell them that what they are doing is wrong. If they accept our admonishments and advice and make peace with it, then the world would be a better place, right? :)
1 year, 9 months ago on How Do You Manage Expectation?
Lori Yes, it does, Lori. If we actually give unconditionally, we have less expectations, have you noticed? If we accept people for who they are, we tend to get less hurt when they do something against us. So, yes, the answer lies within us and our ability to accept what is for what is. :)
Wow! Congratulations, Shonali. As soon as I am able after giving birth, I will definitely follow in your footsteps. Oh, in fact, I may just follow you on your healthy eating diet now. My doctor has admonished me not to put on any more pounds except the ones that will be brought on by the baby. I am very much overweight now. Standing at only 5 feet and one inch, I shouldn't weigh 135lbs even with an almost 3-month old fetus growing inside me. :( So, aside from the reading materials you mentioned, do you have any tips to share with me?
Expectations can be sometimes described as the bane of life because these are usually where disappointments and frustrations well up.
I try not to expect too much, but I'd be a hypocrite if I say that I really don't have expectations once in while, especially when it comes to friendships and as you mentioned in your post, dining experience. But, what I have always conditioned myself to thinking is that my expectations don't have to be met all the time. That way, even if I was already expecting something, I won't have to cry boohoo when it's not met but would definitely whoop with delight when it is.
But, when it comes to friendships and I get stabbed in the back, I would really need to talk to that friend. I like it better when there is communication than when there is none. If it turns out that my friend was really a snake in the grass, then fine, I get mad and hurt and then move on. Life is just like that. S--T happens! The sooner we are able to accept that, the sooner we are able to understand that life does not meet our expectations all the time.
Thanks for the delightful and thought-provoking read, Stacey. :)
TheJackB Thanks for the confirmation, Jack. I am just glad though because I am learning from the best guys online. :)
1 year, 9 months ago on Write What You Know
John Falchetto Thank you, John. :)
1 year, 9 months ago on 4 ways to manage fear in business abroad
KDillabough Everything you've advised have helped, Kaarina. :)
1 year, 9 months ago on No More Waiting For When
FrankDickinsonkaarina dillabough Kaarina is indeed quite wise. I love her and she is rubbing off on me, hence the sound advice as you said. :) Glad to have shared my thoughts with you, Frank.
That's where all the fun in life starts, in being and then doing in between. It is a colossal waste of time to wait when you can do things now. Of course, things like cars and vacations take money to get, but there are simpler things in life you can do right now that will give you the same satisfaction as cars and expensive vacations.
If you know Kaarina Dillabough, she gave me an advice about putting a Sunday into my every day and it has really made a difference. I now find a part of my every day to read a few chapters of a book I am currently reading or to just lie down underneath a tree and look at a sky or just take in a giant milkshake and not worrying about the calories. :)
Life is too short to wait for the when, right? You can actually start being right at this very moment if you want to. So, after having your b___s kicked, it's time to start living! Good luck! :)
List posts are actually great if they are not too long and they are actually doable. I have seen list posts that seem to go on and on about stuff that are not only generic but also dizzying in its incomprehensibility.
I agree with what Ameena said, we can always love list posts if they are concise and comes with a personality. :)
1 year, 9 months ago on 3.5 Reasons Why I Am Sick of List Posts
I don't run a business, but I understand what you mean about fear. Right now, I fear that what I am doing for our company blog may not be the right thing. I fear that I may not be able to tolerate the rigors of pregnancy because of my hypertension.
So, what I am doing now is learning some more from guys like you, Bill Dorman, Danny Brown, Brankica and many others on what I can to make things better. I am also looking into blogs run by 3D artists, so I can see what they are also doing.
For my pregnancy, I just have to face my fear and follow what my obstetrician and neurologist tell me. I just have to be positive about the whole thing and as you advised, practice breathing control.
Thanks for sharing Steve's story, John, and for this post about facing fears. I needed it. :)