A friend and former Muzak client would look at that headline and say, “okay … let’s unpack this.”
I’m behind in the #AtoZChallenge. I’m in the midst of searching for the file at work that I’m not sure of what I’m looking for. I have a senior night game to prep for, for which the other team has only eight players – and I’m trying to channel my inner Mother Teresa.
(So I don’t put 11 on the field and smoke them anyway.)
And the X in the challenge was supposed to fall on a Saturday which was like weeks ago. And it’s tough enough to find words that start with X. How about words in a pre-harvested list of great posts to share? I was lucky to find Xs in the words!
So that’s that.
Here are three noteworthy reads – one from one of my most favorite blogs of all time, and I consider the Gospel writers the first bloggers. If we can have 1 p.m. first pitch during weekday baseball, we can have weekend reads on a Tuesday afternoon.
By Corey, of Everyday Nostalgia
In recent years, I’ve come close to bringing a dog home. It hasn’t worked out. There was the night Rufus, the escaped fighting dog, hid in our backyard until animal control could retrieve him. This post makes me hope someday I’ll get it right.
When Dex first came into our lives, he was just a dog. Yet the passage of time, as it often does with pets, quickly turned him into so much more: For 10 years, he was a companion. For 10 years, he was a friend. – Corey
Power of Positivity
I found this at the onset of my latest spiritual growth spurt. Looking back, SO much had begun to align for me back then. Synchronicity. Feelings of oneness. A desire to change my work. (No. 11, not so much. I’m eating Easter candy now.) Have you felt these things?
Real spiritual awakening is not all sunshine and rainbows. It can involve removing some very ugly, and painful trapped negative emotions and energies from our past. With your continued new-found awareness, allow for these old karmic energies to be released and replaced with the light. Resistance to moving forward causes depression or pain – a physical manifestation of the energetic resistance.
Priya, on Medium
I’ve not experienced this first hand. It’s a compelling read in the same way a Stephen King novel can be because it could happen. It did happen, to this author. Love is awfully strange, it seems.
He says there are voices inside his head, minor demons. He doesn’t say this dramatically: the way you would say such a thing. He says it casually, as if he’s talking about mice in his house. “They’re not always there. Sometimes they’re quiet. And sometimes they’re not.” – Priya
Which of these reads resonated most with you? Let me know in comments!
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