Our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “tip.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!
So many possibilities for “tip.” That’s why Linda is the hostess with the most-est, and best-est prompts.
The tip of the iceberg can seem to be what caused the tipping point, but there was a lot more underneath. Lots of straws under the last straw. It’s like when you are in a relationship that’s not a good fit, but you stay there because there are some good things. Maybe he makes you laugh, but not as much as he used to, because he makes you cry, too. Maybe he has a good heart, but a crazy mind – not good crazy – paranoid, jealous, controlling. And then finally, something happens to make you realize, it’s not worth it. You deserve better.
The tipping point can happen in a job, or any toxic relationship – one too many criticisms, one too many late nights, stomachaches and other signs of stress…. Our bodies tell us if we pay attention. Eventually the time comes to get out, and you realize you can.
Forgiveness can come later. But forgiveness doesn’t mean we have to have lunch. We can forgive from a distance.
What a relief when we step away from something that has felt like a suit that didn’t really fit. That’s happened to me recently. I felt obligated to be part of something that became more restrictive (mentally and spiritually) over time. Now that I’ve stepped away, I feel more authentic.
A tipping point can also go in the direction of something good! What’s it going to take to get me to take that bike sitting on the catio to get fixed so I can ride it? What’s it going to take to get me back to a gym, or maybe a physical therapist, for my occasional back spasms? Those back spasms (almost gone now) were the tipping point to get me to pay someone do a little yard work instead of trying to do it all myself.
I’m hoping for a tipping point that will make Putin really back off and give Ukraine the power to be free of tyranny. Can there be a tipping point for peace?
I’m hoping for a tipping point that gets us to take care of planet earth. Not another crisis, but maybe that’s what it will take. It could go either way.
Speaking of nature, I greatly enjoyed the perfect weather and company when my friend met me at Airlie Gardens to take pictures last week.
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April 2, 2022 at 8:03 am
April 2, 2022 at 8:56 pm
Thank you, my friend!
April 2, 2022 at 8:08 am
Great job on the prompt, JoAnna. I enjoyed your thoughts on tipping points (I’ve seen a few in my time) and your photos are lovely.
April 2, 2022 at 8:59 pm
Thank you very much, Dan. That means a lot.
April 2, 2022 at 9:14 am
This was a lovely post, and rather timely for me this morning, as I’m teetering on my own tipping point as you so poignantly described.
April 2, 2022 at 9:02 pm
Thank you! I’m glad it was timely and hope you don’t teeter too long, or teeter safely. Take good care of you.
April 2, 2022 at 9:28 am
Great points JoAnna. Your pictures would be a tipping point for me to get out with a friend,
April 2, 2022 at 9:22 pm
Thanks, Lauren. It was a good outing. Got me up early, but very worth it. I hope you’re having some good moments this weekend.
April 2, 2022 at 10:50 pm
Taxes today. Not so much fun.
April 2, 2022 at 11:56 pm
Just organizing my tax info for the accountant is a challenge for me. Hope yours are over soon and go well.
April 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm
I gave everything to the accountant and practically fell off my chair with what I owe. 😦
April 3, 2022 at 12:10 am
April 2, 2022 at 10:25 am
Fabulous take and photos JoAnna 💜💜💜
April 2, 2022 at 9:32 pm
Thank you so much! 🙂 ❤
April 2, 2022 at 10:43 am
There has to be a tipping point for peace. Has to. Only I can’t figure out yet what makes monsters tip.
Gosh this is lovely. You speak for me too. Thanks, sis.
May the idiocy stop already.
Oh, and the photos— divine!
Thanks for sharing.
April 2, 2022 at 9:44 pm
Thanks, Selma. There has to be a tipping point for peace. I don’t know what makes monsters tip, either, but I hear it’s been known to happen. It’s hard for a narcissist to change, but anything is possible. There’s a Gandhi quote…. “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.”
April 2, 2022 at 10:54 am
A wonderful post with pictures. Thank you 🌍😊
April 2, 2022 at 10:02 pm
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks! 🙂
April 3, 2022 at 2:49 pm
You are welcome 😊
April 2, 2022 at 11:08 am
Thank you for sharing a part of your world with lovely pictures!!.. the tipping point came to me soon after I were born when I realized there was a wonderful world to explore and the only thing stopping me was the will to try and the belief it were possible… 🙂
Until we meet again..
May the sun shine all day long
Everything go right, nothing go wrong
May those you love bring love back to you
And may all the wishes you wish come true
April 2, 2022 at 11:25 pm
There IS a wonderful world to explore! I’m happy you learned this so early in life. Thank you for your positive vision and the Irish sayings!
April 2, 2022 at 2:13 pm
Love your SoCS post, JoAnna. A tip of the hat to you 🙂 So glad that you were able to step away from a commitment that didn’t work out. There are times when our candlelight cannot withstand the gusts of conflicting interests and vision. Love the idea of a tipping point for peace. As you know, anything is possible!
April 2, 2022 at 11:44 pm
Thank you, Rosaliene. There are a lot of things we can tolerate if we have to, but I’m taking a closer look at where to put my energy (candlelight) these days. We need to cultivate peace within to sow the seeds of peace around us. Wishing you many moments of peace!
April 3, 2022 at 4:16 pm
Wishing you the same, JoAnna ❤
April 5, 2022 at 8:52 am
Super post JoAnna. Take care, Steve
April 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm
Thanks, Steve. You, too!
April 6, 2022 at 2:53 pm
Those pictures are awesome!!
April 6, 2022 at 9:07 pm
Thanks, Dave. I enjoyed taking and sharing them. 🙂
April 7, 2022 at 12:40 pm
They are terrific. So many nice places to see where you live.
April 7, 2022 at 9:49 pm
That’s true. I often long for the mountains, but the Carolina Coast has its own treasures.