Three Months, Three Words

Here we are at the end of the third month of 2022. That means we have a 75% chance of making this year better than the last two.

That’s a passing score. Just barely.

March sort of came in like a lamb and out with slap. So to speak.

Too soon?

But we said we weren’t going to talk about that anymore.

I’ve been taking the last day of the month to consider how I’m doing with My Three Words for the year.

Recover. Read. Rise.

Recovery continues to be…a work in progress if you will. The reality is that recovering from cancer treatment in your sixties is far different that recovering from cancer treatment in your thirties.

Yes, I am well aware of how fortunate I am. I am well aware that there are others who are not as fortunate. That’s not the point here.

I’m doing okay, but not great, with my Reading. I’m one book behind on my Goodreads challenge, but I plan to catch up at the beach next week. Have I mentioned that I’m going to be at the beach next week? I think I might have.

It’s possible that I’ll fall behind on the reading of books later. But as I’ve written recently, I do a lot of online reading…and not just on Facebook, thankyouverymuch.

I am attempting to Rise to the occasion(s) as the case may be.

You know as well as I do that many of the occasions so far in 2022 have been pretty stinkable.

The challenge is to rise to meet them. Rise above them.

It ain’t easy.

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But, we keep going.

I’d like to think that the next time I do a little review of these three words that life will be so much better, there really will be peace on earth, my yard will be free of neighbor scorn.

We all know that it’s going to take more than thirty days for things to get a lot better.

We all fear that things may never get better.

We can’t quit.

So, that’s why I’ll continue to Recover.

That’s why I’ll continue to Read.

That’s why I’ll continue to, or make every effort to Rise.

And in thirty days, we’ll look at this all again.



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1596 – René Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1650)
1732 – Joseph Haydn, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1809)
1922 – Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (d. 1999)
1932 – John Jakes, American author
1934 – Shirley Jones, American actress and singer
1935 – Herb Alpert, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer
1939 – Israel Horovitz, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2020)
1943 – Christopher Walken, American actor
1948 – Al Gore, American soldier and politician, 45th Vice President of the United States
1948 – Rhea Perlman, American actress
1971 – Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor




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