Monday-Morning Pep Talk

Wisdom for Life in Three Words or Less

ThinkerIf you could write your own graduation speech, what would you tell yourself? Chances are your own words would be more memorable and useful than the speeches you heard given by someone else.

In that spirit, after reading the Huff Post article 25 Essential Pieces Of Advice For New Grads In 3 Words Or Less, I decided to come up with a list of my own:

Trust in God | Trust yourself | Keep it simple | Keep it fun | Chill | Cultivate your gifts | Use good judgment | Use turn signals | Splurge a little | Respect yourself | Respect others | Practice humility | Give thanks | Be present | Laugh | Honor your parents | Read | Learn constantly | Carry a pen | And a Kleenex | Be generous | Be trustworthy | Do more listening| Love one another | Breathe.

Let the real fun begin! Why not use my list, or the Huff Post list, as a springboard to your own? Don’t worry about making it perfect or exhaustive. Just have fun with it, and let your own words guide you toward an even brighter week. Happy Monday!

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”
– Willa Cather

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Microwave with handThe new microwave arrived Saturday morning, bright and early. At first I hated it, probably because I kept comparing it to the old. Then I matured to the point where I no longer hated it. Now I find I no longer need to love it.

It’s a microwave. It isn’t perfect, like the last one, which had a certain elegant simplicity. This one seems to be trying too hard.

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I Really Miss My Microwave

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Do you ever have it where all your appliances start going out at once? This month alone, I’ve had to replace a coffeemaker, almost an iPad (till I went on YouTube and found an easy fix), and now the dang microwave. Last month it was the laptop. Something tells me the toaster oven is next, but it won’t talk.

I liked my old microwave. But for whatever reason, it gave out a couple of weeks ago, and since the fan had given out more than a year ago (only the turbo boost worked), I decided not to even try getting it repaired. After doing a bit of research online, I went down to Home Depot last Friday and bought the new one. It’ll be here this Saturday.

I really, really miss having a microwave. And not for broccoli. Mainly for my Massage Envy neck wrap. I can put the wrap (cold) around my neck and pretend it’s helping, but I promise you no one’s fooled.

What appliance or other electronic device would be hardest for you to do without?