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May 22, 2023Liked by Clintavo

A writing practice is a wonderful way to slow down, be present more often, and explore our observations, thoughts, and feelings. And sometimes we unearth an emotion or recurring theme that leads us to deeper self-discovery, and even positive changes.

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May 22, 2023Liked by Clintavo

A very beneficial practice. I liked the part about keeping it to a few sentences so your mind doesn’t wander and you can stay in the moment.

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Usually what I write will fit in a Tweet, although some have gotten slightly longer now that Twitter support long Tweets.

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May 23, 2023Liked by Clintavo

Here’s to many more of these cherished moments. Pages and pages of them!

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Love my cat GrayLee!

He loves to follow me around, he is good buddy.

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So similar, many years ago I started a gratitude journal (as heard from Oprah). So many things to be grateful for in a day. Highlights rise to the top. Thank you

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So true and inspiring !!

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You are a gifted writer, and I’m sure your writing is enhanced through daily practice. I have written daily at different times in my life. At the present time, I am living the most difficult period ever as a survivor of Hurricane Ian in SWFL. We got the eye, and a day of grinding away as it stalled over Cape Coral. With the loss of our house, vehicles, dock, etc, I have had to look for anything joyful on many a day (my cat often fills this need!). My tiny off-site studio survived. Typically my sanctuary, it, too, became a point of stress, with no time or energy to paint, and rent and insurance to pay. Luckily, I have a great landlord. Those tiny good moments can be the light that gets me through the darkest of days, as well as the pure drudgery of claims, multiple moves and loss of most of my things for eight months. Thank you for reminding me that I would do well to record them, in words as well as my art!

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Well said my friend. And gorgeous cat. I’ve been writing (as you know) about my father’s terminal cancer. He’s probably days away from death. It’s been a two year journey. It’s profoundly--stupidly--painful. But man: I’m writing about all of it right here on Substack. Like you said I find something good each and every day. Writing itself is a great and wild good right now.

Here’s my cancer diaries: https://reallife82.substack.com/p/diary-13-5-21-23

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