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Monday Inspiration, Forget the Days Troubles

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I know this is easier said than done.
Last week it felt like I had lost my soul.
My inner joie de vivre was gone…
well maybe that is the wrong term,
joie de vivre can mean careless joy…
a better word would be ebullience which is more enthusiasm for life despite your cares.
But over the weekend I was able to hit “reset” and though the cares that stole my joy have not disappeared I can see thru the gloom they present to a brighter day.
That is a very good thing.
So today will be sunny and bright despite the grey skies and dismal drizzle.
I will bury myself in tax paperwork…
and feel grateful that I have income to report instead of grumbling over the pain in the pattoot paper trail and number crunching I must do to get thru not only our personal taxes but the business ones too.
And if you hear me screaming, it means I discovered we owed way more than I figured.
Smile
Happy Monday to you all and I wish you Ebullience!
oh,one more thing…

I read an article on blogging and writing posts etc and the author claimed that readers do not want you to use anything but simple words and terms.
She was saying that I need to dumb it down for you to enjoy it.
I have given you more credit than that but I am not always correct in my thinking.
Do you need it dumbed down?
I just thought I would ask.

See you next time when I may having something more eloquent to say.
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Alana

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

I agree with the others, I love to read your pages just the way they are. This issue reminds me of a "fun" game I have long played with my children. We try to come up with special words when talking to each other which we then identify as "GREAT WORD", "PERFECT USAGE" etc when one of us says a good one! It has taught all of us the English language has so many words to pick from and some creative ones fit certain situations perfectly. My kids will even hesitate at the end of saying something, waiting for me to notice and acknowledge the great word they used...lol BTW they are 21 and 15 years old now and there is no "dumbing down" going on around here. :) Anyways, just thought I'd share with you a bit. Thanks again for all of your sharing.

Pamela

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

What a great way to teach a varied vocabulary! And obviously it is still having a benefit. Thank you for sharing that.

Jan

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

You are doing great, we can't always reach the mountain tip EVERY DAY. We appreciate your creative sharing . Jan

Pamela

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Thank you Jan. I do love to share. Even though I tend to be all over the place. You just never know what you may get around here. :)

Technicolor

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

What a "dumbing" statement. I hope the person wasn't in a workshop on blogs and others take this as a standard. Agree with posters above, the dumbing down of our language has gone far enough. Even the statement is lacking vocabulary. Our news and newspapers have already headed in this direction along with many books published.

If you hadn't explained the wonderful French words used, I would have looked them up out of curiosity. Words are derived from many languages of yore, they are music of their own. Keeping true to yourself, as do many other bloggers, are the ones I hang on to. Eloquent was wonderful to read.

Shea Marshall

Monday 31st of March 2014

Oh PLEASE don't dumb it down! Whoever said that is, well...you know. I love how you write! I was sent a link to your painting roses tutorial just today and have been enthralled with your blog, tutes, everything for the rest of the day. I can't stand the dumbing down of America and think we should use our language to our best capability. Keep writing your way - it's why I'm about to subscribe to your blog! And another thing, I love that you write about whatever suits your fancy. I need to do more of that and less limiting my blog to paper crafts because there is more to life than just paper. For example, I'm trying to learn to paint roses, and yours is the tutorial that seems to be fitting me the best. THANK YOU for it! And thank you for the inspiration to step out and blog about what makes ME happiest. In the meantime, I'll be visiting regularly. Your blog is charming and delightful. And definitely not "dumbed down."

Pamela

Monday 31st of March 2014

Don't worry, I can't 'dumb' it down as I just don't think that way, trying to do so would definitely stilt my flow. :) I agree on the loss of language, it seems sad that many have reduced their vocabulary so much that the English language has lost much of its graceful qualities. I am so glad you will be checking back in from time to time. I was just thinking of doing some more rose painting tutorials, I especially want to update the video on painting them. So I hope they will be helpful to you!

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