A Year of Living Without (or Breaking the Chains of Resistance) December Update

The plan was to not watch the news this month. Unfortunately, I hit my head at work on a piece of exercise equipment Friday, December 6th. Ambulance ride, ER visit, concussion diagnosis. It was great…not. I was off work from that day until December 24th. When I wasn’t sleeping, I did watch television, and sometimes, the news.

I have watched much less news in January. What I have done is read articles at Good News Network and Good Black News. They both remind me that people are doing good in this world. It’s unfortunate that good news is buried at the end of all newscasts, local and national.

I had thought super briefly about working in broadcast news while I was in grad school in the late 90s. (That was my decade!) I met a former news camera man, Derek, while I was in school. He told me two things: 1) That I was too nice a person to work in the news business and to stay the hell away from it, and 2) Newscasts lead with death and destruction in order to scare viewers into buying things. Number Two tripped me out the most. We’re being scared deliberately with the intention of driving us to buy more “stuff” in the name of fake security? The older I get, the more his words make sense to me.

January’s challenge is no coffee. I have had coffee since January 1, but a lot less than normal. Post-concussion, I have had more energy and I’m sometimes not finishing my coffee. I have raspberry tea at work and my own mug, so that’s what I’m reaching for more often.

Original post: https://mochaangels.com/2019/11/01/a-year-of-living-without-or-breaking-the-chains-of-resistance/

Good News Network: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/

Good Black News: https://goodblacknews.org/

Mocha Angels 365. Day 343.

Two work-related concussions fourteen months apart is enough to get anyone thinking, “Hmmmmm…..what is the Universe trying to tell me?” Clearly I need to listen. I hit my head on Friday and I’m home for now. I am totally open to lessons today. I am fortunate to have people around me who all said, “Sometimes the Universe literally bonks us in the head to wake us up and pay attention. What is going on with you?”

I have some clues and I am working on them. Let me know how the Universe bonked you on the head to wake you up.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 335.

As long as you are breathing and standing upright, you have the power to create each day however you want. What you do with each 24 hours is up to you.

Most of us have jobs, children, and responsibilities. Inject some fun wherever you can. Make each day special because once the day is over, you don’t get to go back to do it again. Although sometimes we do get a redo! (That’s an inside joke.)

Don’t like what happened yesterday? Do the next day different! Bring what you love to the day. Bring you own unique style, passions, and desires to the day. Don’t wait until your birthday, or a holiday, or an anniversary. Do you!