The 52 Lists Project #10

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List the things you should ignore:

  • I should ignore gossip. I try. I rarely generate it…but I love hearing it. Not mean gossip, just the news. “What’s the scoop?” I’ll ask, “Give me the dish!”
  • I should ignore anything negative that is said about me. It doesn’t define me; it’s only an opinion. Instead, I dwell on it. I get defensive. My feelings get hurt. I get depressed and angry. It is probably unrealistic to expect everyone to think I am wonderful all the time…but, honestly, that’s what I’d like.
  • I should ignore the worries (oh, God, I wish I could!) that wake me up at two in the morning and keep me from falling back to sleep.
  • I should ignore the criticism I pile on myself. Really, I’m not so bad. I have tendencies toward sloppiness, laziness and procrastination; I spoil the little dog; I continue with the carbs in my diet; I’m always late for work. It’s not the end of the world. I could go easier on myself.
  • I should ignore many of the little aches and pains that send me off into the depths of hypochondria. Self-diagnosis is not my strong suit. I have not yet, in my life, had a heart-attack, stroke, or even so much as an ulcer…though I’ve supposed I was suffering from one or the other of those ailments many times.
  • I should ignore the feelings, after a hard day, that tell me a purchase will make me feel better. Sometimes it’s as simple as a chocolate bar. Sometimes it’s an on-line purchase of new art supplies, books or shoes. Sometimes it works! Still, I’d be better off ignoring it.

This is a short list, though I’ve pondered it for a week. Generally, I think it’s best to go through this world with eyes wide open. There are very few things that I want to ignore.

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About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

3 responses »

  1. I can identify with your list but I’m afraid that I’ve really had some illness or some damn disease of some kind or the other. Ulcers, GERD, afib, hypothyroidism, arthritis, migraine headache, glaucoma, chronic fatigue, depression. But I’m still here and consider myself lucky.

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