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“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Telling the Truth Tuesday - Dare I say it? I feel content

I'm a happy camper. My weight is back where I want it to be. I am loving my red hair. I am exercising regularly. My singing trio, Sugartime, is doing so well. We're performing 3-4 times a month and working up our Fall program. It is such a blast to choreograph some of my favorite songs. The writing is happening. My hubs is doing well. I don't have any truth to tell today except that it feels so good to feel good.
How about you? How are you feeling today?


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hi, Karen. I'm really happy to hear things are going so well for you. We're not exactly seventeen anymore, but you sound so bubbly, you're reminding me of a song called "Apple Green." Remember it? ("... don't the fun seem funnier ... don't the sun seem sunnier ... and all the world is apple green when you're seventeen and in love ...")You've had a few clouds lately, but the sun is sunnier now. Life is good.

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's so wonderful to hear!!
I feel really good too! I'm making progress with my wip, the sun is shining, and my health is great. Feeling blessed.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good for you! Now just enjoy the ride and don't over-think it.

Odie Langley said...

Well my sweet friend, I am not really hurting from the tumble off the bed, Linda is doing well with her therapy and my A/C is supposed to fixed today so I think it will be a good day. It made me feel better knowing how good you feel.

Mason Canyon said...

Being a happy camper is a wonderful thing. Can't wait to see a photo of you with the new hair do. Sounds great.

Thoughts in Progress

Joanne said...

And isn't feeling good a contagious feeling! Thanks for spreading the good cheer :)

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

Great to hear things are going well, Karen.

I'm feeling a little under the weather today. Possibly my body's way of telling me I need another day or so of a break from writing.

Jules said...

What better truth is there than happiness?! Now if my allergies would calm down I'd be right there with you. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Sharon Lippincott said...

Wonderful news takes only a few words to convey. Nice!

Claudia said...

Happy for you! How do I feel today? Happy since my mother and grandmother are still with me, visiting! So life is good :)

Liz Fichera said...

So glad everything is going well! You so deserve it! :-)

Jessica Bell said...

Wonderful news! I knew you'd get comfortable with your new hairstyle sooner or later :o) Great news about the weight too! woo! xoxo

GigglesandGuns said...

Wow! So glad to hear happiness here.
Just roll with it; enjoy it; and don't think it to death.
Much love.

Suze said...

So happy to read this. :)

Karen Walker said...

Susan, no, I don't know that song - I'll have to go find it on Youtube.
Jennifer, blessed is a wonderful feeling, isn't it.
Alex, you know me too well!
Odie, glad to hear you didn't hurt yourself and that Linda is recovering so nicely. I know you'll be happy once you are home in your own surroundings.
Mason, I"m working up the nerve to take one and post it!
Joanne, I hope it's contagious.
Paul, I'll bet you're right. Listen!!!
Jules, allergies - yuck! We're contending with smoke from a fire in Arizona, hundreds of miles away.
Sharon, thanks.
Claudia, that is very precious family time. Enjoy!
Liz, thanks, so do you!
Jessica, yeah, I look and feel younger. Amazing.
GigglesandGuns, yours is the second comment to tell me not to think it to death - I think I'll pay attention to that advice!

L.G.Smith said...

Hey, your post put a smile on my face. It's contagious.

Pk Hrezo said...

Rock on, Karen! I love to see peeps who are just feeling happy. Thanks for the awesome vibes! :)

KarenG said...

This is great! And I am smiling, too. Just read your Amazon review of Ann Best's memoir In the Mirror. WOW! Excellent review! You wrote it beautifully and you really captured the essence of her book.

Karen Walker said...

L.G., so glad.
Pk, you're welcome!
KarenG, thanks - coming from you that means a lot.

Better is Possible said...

Yes please, say it! You are content! Wonderful. Revel in the feeling.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm glad you feeling so great, Karen. Me, too. Life is good!

Anonymous said...

Good to feel good - better to appreciate it! Twice blessed you are. I'm fine myself...
Jan Morrison - blogspot bugging me again!

Mary Aalgaard said...

It feels so good to read that someone is feelin' good. You know, too often, women sit around and criticize themselves. I'm tired of that. I, too, feel pretty good. I'll also attribute it to more exercise, warmer weather which means walks and bike rides outdoors, and good, happy children. What more could I want?

Karen Walker said...

Better is Possible, I am declaring it, yes, I am content.
Patricia, so glad you are, too.
Jan, what is it with blogger? Glad you are blessed as well.
Mary, I agree, what more could we want?

Julie said...

I'm feeling good too, and it really is wonderful to be able to say that. So glad things are going so well for you!

K.C. Woolf said...

This post is beaming with joy. Well-deserved and thanks for sharing! =)

S.B.Niccum said...

I should try red hair! I bet that has something to do with the energy you seem to radiate.
S.B. Niccum
Author Website

Arlee Bird said...

Contentment is a fine place to be. I stay relatively content, but sometimes in danger of stagnation. I feel like I'm standing at a crossroads right now.

Tossing It Out

Hilary said...

Hi Karen .. wonderful news .. happiness is! Great to know .. red hair suits you ... and lovely to know the singing is going well .. the year ahead looks sparkly .. cheers Hilary