Jan 15

Joy suckers in life

Joy suckers – what they do

Ever had something or someone come around and steal your joy? You know, you are having a pleasant day and then someone rear-ends you at an intersection! Or, your significant other calls and says it is over! It can really throw you into a tailspin. Those people are sometimes called “joy suckers” – they suck the joy from our lives.

We have all faced such situations. How did you respond? Today on Facebook, someone posted what they felt was the proper response: a picture quote that read, “Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.”  I don’t know the original source of that quote (Google has over 5 million different links to it.) It is generally used anonymously.

Is that a good plan for dealing with hardships? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Dec 02

Yellow Jacket Stings

If you didn’t know, yellow jacket stings hurt – a LOT!

A humorous (true) story

Yellow Jacket Stings

Today, I got caught in a nest of yellow jackets. They stung me at least 4 or 5 times on my face and ears plus more on my arms. And, I am in pain. A LOT of pain!

I am usually not a crybaby about pain. I am writing as a way to re-focus my mind on something else. It is NOT working and I am about to start crying! 🙂

Yellow Jacket Stings

I managed to kill ONE of them!

The fiasco will be kinda funny when the pain subsides:

The insects hit me while I was working outside. I suppose they had a nest in the ground and I stepped on it or something.

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