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SoCS: The Pursuit of Happiness

Today’s Stream of Consciousness post is:

“hat/het/hit/hot/hut.” Choose one, choose ’em all, put ’em in your post. Enjoy!

What? I don’t know. Hut is interesting from a Gilligan’s Island frame of mind. They had a good thing on that island. There’s a song in my head that goes, “Gilligan, take my advice. Don’t try so hard to escape paradise.” Maybe I’ll look for it later. Maybe not. In reality, I don’t know that I’d really want to live in a hut. Maybe if there was a nice bed with a good mattress, and a toilet, and toilet paper, and plenty of mosquito netting. A luxury hut. That might work.

I had to look up “het.” Come to find out, it is short for heterosexual. That’s me. I’m a het. I guess. Still, there’s a lot of what they used to call, “tomboy,” in me. When I was looking for a soulmate, while trying to not look and trying to be cynical, I figured that if I found someone who was compatible, someone who brought me comfort and joy and met my criteria, like loving dogs, being respectful, etc., it would not matter if the person was male or female. Logically, I still think that way. But I always imagined myself with a male partner, and that’s what I got. Imagination is powerful.

During the lonely years. I used to watch a lot of NCIS and found Gibbs to be more attractive over time. My husband does look a little like Gibbs, but taller. I’m grateful. So grateful. Step 5 in my short short book, From Loneliness to Love is, “Imagine the Best.” That doesn’t mean perfect, but perfect for what we need to grow and be happy. Reasonably happy.


Reasonably happy. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Pursuit of Happyness is a great movie for Father’s Day. It’s based on a true story of a homeless father, played by Will Smith, who with heartbreaking perseverance, eventually gets a job on wall street.

On June 19th, 1865, years after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Texas were finally informed they were free. They had the opportunity, knowing they had the right, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Now, June 19th is a Federal holiday in the US. That’s good news for Good News Tuesday!

Thank you to Linda Hill for our prompt and for hosting, SoCS! For more streams and rules, visit Linda’s blog:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 19, 2021 | (lindaghill.com)


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One-Liner Wednesday: Picard on Choice and Imagination

“To say you have no choice is a failure of imagination.”

Jean Luc Picard

From Star Trek: Picard, episode 10

Imagine the possibilities! Give equal or more time to the good ones.

For more one-liners, and guidelines, visit our host, Linda Hill, at:


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Inside Job

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Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt was: “in-” Find a word that begins with the prefix “in” or use the word itself anywhere in your post.

Happiness is an inside job. All kinds of crazy things go on in my head. Is it possible that other people think crazy stuff too? Inside their heads? Inside my head lives a wonderland of torment and ecstasy and everything in between.  The torment often comes from comparing my insides to other people’s outsides. I know this in my head. I know now, that other people aren’t really so cool and confident as I used to believe they were. I’ve learned that inside other people’s heads can be a mess too.

Would it be fun or insane if we could know what’s going on in each other’s minds? Would we think better thoughts if we knew people could see inside? Who cares? We can’t do that. We might think we can, and sometimes that gets us in trouble.

All I can really do as far as all that goes, is clean up my own back yard. I cannot read your mind. I can ask you to tell me what’s in there. And I can listen carefully and watch my imagination to keep it from assuming too much.

Somebody said they had no business being in their own head alone, that it was a dangerous neighborhood to go into alone. I don’t feel that way. I like being in my own mind. Just not all the time. And I need to keep it clean. Don’t need to let those insidious negative thoughts get a foothold in my head.

Happiness is an inside job. That’s where I started. I can choose what thoughts I want to push out and which ones I want to delve into. I choose the ones that make me happy, more and more. I’m learning to indulge in good thoughts.

It’s possible to be happy, but not so much if you’re a Turkey. I’m not going to eat Turkey for that very reason. And I’m going to think about what I’m happy about. What I’m thankful for.

Inside my head is a better place than it used to be.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

If you’d like to join the fun of Stream of Consciousness Saturday, go here:

http://lindaghill.com/2014/11/21/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-november-2214/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!