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“Better delayed than never!” , thank you Thalia.

"How might I change myself so that my struggles become my joy?" My daughter and I have a joke, "English such a terrible language". It's said in reference to all sorts of things that the English language muddies or mangles. Do struggles become (transform) into joy? Do struggles inherently have something negative and become (different outcome) positive (joy)? Are struggles and joy mutually exclusive?

Lately, I've been having contemplating connection. Broadly speaking, if suffering is universal - e.g. earthly struggles, need to be challenged, desire to thrive, problems in the path to achievement - then that seems to me like **the** place to connect to one another. If we all struggle against suffering or if we struggle against problems of our own making e.g. learning a new hobby, then isn't the struggle and the joy in the same place? I have no clarity on the questions. I'm struggling with it.

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Sep 27, 2022·edited Sep 27, 2022Author

Could you repeat that please? 😂

I follow Yung Pueblo on IG. https://instagram.com/yung_pueblo?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

A lot of his blurbs reference healthy relationship(s) in which both partners are vested in the growth/healing of each other. I have assumed he’s referencing romantic/marital connections, but now that I think about it, why can’t what he’s saying apply to all relationships? Parent, business, neighbor, teacher, student… etc?

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Odd. I type repeat and it auto corrects to respect? Over and over.

Maybe it’s the new phone??

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Sep 27, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

I like your rhetorical questions on today’s topic. Just as USA is referred to as a melting pot, so too is the English language. Even in my short stay on Earth, I can look back on words whose meaning have changed, or the word itself is now labeled “obsolete,” or “archaic.” 😔

So we speak a language that is organic - growing, bearing different fruits (words), and still influenced by new forces. We read that “It’s the journey, not the destination.” I believe you and Gail each place value on the opportunity to collaborate. To share a quest.

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Sep 27, 2022·edited Sep 27, 2022Author

I’m reminded of a book I read a couple of years ago… Word by Word by Cory Stamper. It’s about writing word definitions for the dictionary. I saw a recent headline that Merriam-Webster is adding 370 words in 2022. Not sure if they are retiring any.

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QUEST? Did someone say quest? Even better... “To share a quest.” Hmmm 🤔 value on the opportunity to collaborate... Ah “The journey...” ☺️

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Sep 27, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Joy

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I am now inspired to share a saved image with Typist of not just one, but two of these regal creatures side by side… 🦁🦁

😉

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Sep 27, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Sign: “Just a thought: the only thing separating you from certain death at 65mph is a painted line and a mutual agreement not to play bumper cars” 😁

First steps to remember: solid line on left, shoulder on right, solid line on left, shoulder on right... 😉

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Unless… you are in one of those countries that does it wrong?😮

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Sep 27, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Shoulder on left, solid line on right, don't panic, it's okay... shoulder on left, solid line on right, don't panic, it's okay... 😱

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Can’t say I’ve ever tried it!

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Basics!

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