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Tipping Points for Self Care, Peace, and Planet Earth


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.

(From Pixabay perhaps?)

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.

From Facebook

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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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

30 thoughts on “Tipping Points for Self Care, Peace, and Planet Earth

  1. Beautiful pictures!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Great points JoAnna. Your pictures would be a tipping point for me to get out with a friend,

  5. Fabulous take and photos JoAnna 💜💜💜

  6. 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.

    • 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.”

  7. A wonderful post with pictures. Thank you 🌍😊

  8. 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
    (Irish Saying)

  9. 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!

  10. Super post JoAnna. Take care, Steve

  11. Those pictures are awesome!!

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