This Too Shall Pass [syw]

This too shall pass

Happy Monday, my friends! It’s cool here this morning, reminding me of fall and the passing of the seasons, even in Southern California. Melanie starts our week off right with Share Your World, but today I’m flipping her script and beginning at the end. She asks for our personal affirmation, and mine is in the lovely image above: this too shall pass. Whenever I have a bad day, or start down memory lane and get sad, I remind myself that nothing lasts. For me, that’s a good thing. Now onto the questions…

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

Absolutely! I’m all talk and no action, and that the way I like it.

What does the world need less of?

People. Pollution. Politics.

Do you feel older or younger than your age?

I feel 60, which I am. I definitely do not feel young, trapped in an old body. My body is achy and tired and likes to stay on the sofa. I don’t want to do the things I did 40 years ago. Some people my age are still running around dating and drinking and searching for excitement. Not me! I am very happy to be a sedate grandma, getting vicarious thrills from books and movies. Maybe that makes me sound older than my age? Fair enough.

What is a cause you’ll always passionately support?

I am passionately supportive of a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy for any reason in the first trimester (12 weeks). Please note both caveats. I am not on board with the lists of exceptional circumstances, as I don’t believe you need to justify your desire to end your pregnancy ~ in the first 12 weeks. After that, I think there has to be a serious reason, such as a danger to the mother’s physical health. So I am at odds with both polarized positions on this issue, which is fine with me because I dislike extreme stances.

I don’t want my comment section to turn into a flamewar, so if you disagree with me about abortion (from either side), go post about it on your own blog. Thanks for understanding!


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16 responses to “This Too Shall Pass [syw]

  1. Moxie well said☺️

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  2. This too shall pass is a good one. Remember to stay in the moment when it’s good, and head down & slog thru when it sucks.

    I wish my body would let me do more. I found out at the concert that 4 bands is too much for my body now. I wanted to dance around and have fun but the bod was aching☹ Does that make me “younger” than my 53 years🤷🏼‍♀️

    My stance on abortion is it’s none of my business what another person does with their body. As long as what they do doesn’t interfere with other people. I’ve known a few women who’ve had abortions, and not one of them made the decision lightly.
    When I miscarried between my girls, I was 12 weeks, but the scan showed a 9 week fetus. The doc gave me the option to wait for my body to… shed? it naturally, or they could surgically remove it. Basically the same procedure as an abortion. I chose surgical.

    I don’t think men (or “people without uteruses” in today’s lingo) should have any say, either way. They can never understand the situation, and way too many ghost out. Not ALL, but way too many.

    🤐🤐🤐🤐 K… all done😁💕🌻💕

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  3. I love your affirmation quote. It is quite true too.

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  4. Supposedly Abraham Lincoln said This Too Shall Pass, but I always associate this phrase with Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings.

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  5. I respect and agree with your post. I like the last paragraph.

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  6. I have no idea, nor do I want to know, what it feels like to be older than I am right now, so I’ll say, younger on a good day, normal on a bad day.
    I do have opinions about abortion that are probably similar to yours, but I’ll defer to every-woman-out-there.


  7. Thank you Paula for Sharing Your World! Lovely affirmation, presented in a beautiful way! ❤ The abortion flame war is going on elsewhere so do be at peace. It's another of those 'we're divided' issues I think and middle of the road (where you and I both stand) is the sensible place to be. I'm really saddened that we're still thinking like those old men who passed that law or rescinded a law or whatever the hell they did in Texas. I agree fully with Angie that "people without uteruses – aka men" should bow out of any discussion that affects solely women and their bodies. It's none of their pie as my dad used to say when talking about a busy body. I hope you don't get flamed. There's always that 'block' option…. 😉 Have a great week!

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  8. “This too shall pass” is one of the few sayings that really speak to me, and comfort me.

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