You duz It!

A New Day

A New Day

My life became different when I realized;

“You duz it. This is your life. Change what you don’t like.”

I found that problems were like weeds in my garden. I could ignore them, or even find them fascinating for awhile, but eventually they have to go. I have found it is easier to get rid of weeds when they have little roots and haven’t developed thorns.

When something is out of balance in my life I now sense it and make adjustments as quickly as I can. I try to see “Problems,” as situations needing a solution. I look for solutions more quickly these days.

I have found some answers that I know work in Life. I know we all walk through our stuff, but the folks that stop repeating the same problems are the ones who see the part they are playing in the mix. They learn to change themselves, not others.

So darn, there have been some tough spots along the way. Sometimes I have wished others didn’t play so rough, but sometimes it took “nasty” to get me to deal with what I needed to deal with.

I was told by one of my teachers that our lives are divided into seven year periods. When I did some looking, I saw what he was speaking about. I knew the major events of my life, and began to see how they fit in to definite seven year blocks of time.

It seems like every seven years I change direction in my life, resolve old dramas, or head off on new adventures. It feels like I have lived many lives within this life.

When I saw how simple choices created major changes in my life, I began to pay more attention to what I was choosing. I also saw how by simply changing my reactions to a situation, the situation changed for the better.

I now say, “I need to see this situation differently.” It may take a moment, but I usually am able to see my part of the mix by doing this. When I accept my part of the drama, and disengage, I can move on.

It has all been a part of learning, “You duz it!”

Smiles. ET

Published in: on July 12, 2008 at 2:32 am  Leave a Comment  
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Ripples

Change creates ripples. Drama creates waves. I prefer ripples to waves. I can walk on ripples. So can you.

Smiles. ET

Published in: on June 23, 2008 at 3:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Blogs Provide Solutions

When I began to write posts, I wasn’t really sure what I wished to write about. So, I would be thinking about something, and the words would flow. I found that I especially enjoyed writing about the solutions I was finding.

In looking for a solution to my frustration with the Microsoft computing world, I found Ubuntu and the Open Source Community as an alternative.

It fascinated me that what I had been asked to purchase caused me enormous frustration, and what came free was so painless.

When I made the full jump to Ubuntu, I found it wasn’t so hard after all. My old laptop was performing better, but I wished to get further ahead on the graphics curve. I began a search for a newer laptop that would fit my budget. I wrote posts about the answers I found.

When I look back on all my posts, I realize there is a something that helps some posts be read more than others. When I start the story with a distinct post title, the reader sees they have found a solution to what they are looking for.

Post titles become distinct when they tell exactly what the post is about. I may be comparing laptops, or talking about enjoying the experience of buying them on eBay, but the reader knows in the title of the post what is being discussed.

Solutions come in many forms. A reader might wish to be entertained, get the latest news, or find a piece of information. They know what they are looking for. I just have to let them know I have that answer in a particular post.

So when I write a post, I start with the post title. The post title clarifies for me what I am writing about. Then I ask myself a question:

What solution am I providing with this post?

I may be reviewing, comparing, or sharing, but I see my solutions in my post titles. Do you wish to buy a portable set of inexpensive speakers? I have a post with a possible solution.

Reaching readers becomes a process of helping them find answers to what they are looking for. My part begins with post titles that help them clearly see their search may have ended.

I didn’t know where I was going when I started blogging. I still really don’t have a goal. Blogging has just become an enjoyable process of writing about the answers I find along the way.

Smiles. ET

Published in: on May 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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