Tuesday Chatter Weekly


While we’re having coffee, let’s ponder whether we’re certain or whether we’re doubtful about this and that. I’ve got a feeling this will be one of those thought-provoking chats. Perhaps even pointless.


 We’ve been hoodwinked

is what I think

Birds chirping, singing

Fragile buds flowering

Trees no longer cowering

Mother nature in her glory

Sends a confusing story

Hapless souls in an icy path

Enduring winter’s frigid wrath

Other folks swathed in sun

Loving life and having fun

Mother nature perdures to amaze

Her persona obviously crazed


Let’s meet and greet at the Tuesday Chatter Cafe


Madelyn Griffith-Haynie-I am the second graduate of the world’s first [non-ADD] Coach Training, a founding member of ICF and among the first group to be awarded its highest certification [MCC], a founding board member of IAAC, the certification body for ADD Coaches, and one of the first to be awarded it’s highest certification [SCAC] — and a whole bunch of other firsts. addandsomuchmore

Claire-It’s easy to dream all your plans, easy to imagine the great and the grand When the road is clear and the mission set, all we need is time then on the road, no regret But then the path gets diverted, the plot futile, the angle averted And what if you saw what was concealed, …thecoffeebeanbrain

Moving forward

Embarking on a new year can be exciting, yet we sometimes hesitate to jump in with both feet. So, where is the why to this? Well, whether we make resolutions or not, surely we set goals for ourselves. There are to-dos, bucket lists, things I should have done last year and things I want to do this year over and above the to-dos. And stuff in general, such as home improvements or self-improvements.

Back to my question about why we sometimes hesitate to take that first dive off a high dive is it can be overwhelming. So overwhelming that we procrastinate or deep six our idea(s) altogether. Long story short, the moral of my story can be summed up in a pertinent quote by John Bytheway, which brings me to my to-dos and that is to take a one step at a time approach to my goals.

“Inch by inch. life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life’s hard” – John Bytheway

Whew, all that thinking about goals is tiring, so tiring I feel a celebration coming on. Yes, a celebration about nothing! Jan. 16th is Nothing Day. Let yourself take in what the day commemorates – nothing.

“Nothing Day has been commemorated since 1973. The day is literally about doing nothing at all, placing it in a similar vein to other such surreal non-occasions as an Un-Birthday or Buy Nothing Day. There is absolutely no purpose or intended structure for this pointless celebration.”

“As it is all about expending no effort on celebrating absolutely nothing, Nothing Day can also be about celebrating life itself. The only limits on how the day is spent are the imagination and bank balance of the participant.”*


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Nothing Day excerpts via https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/nothing-day/


  21 comments for “Tuesday Chatter Weekly

  1. 01/16/2017 at 1:21 pm

    It’s easy to get over whelmed. I do all the time. I do find that checking in often with myslef about what is and should be a priority ( they do change often) is the best way to go about ticking off my goals in small chunks.

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  2. 01/16/2017 at 7:52 pm

    It’s true.. ‘that first step is the hardest’.. I like the idea of ‘do nothing day’.. Come to think of it, I seem to have a lot of those days ha! Diane

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    • 01/16/2017 at 8:14 pm

      I understand, Diane. I retired 3 years ago and I fill my void with blogging/writing and social media. Also, my husband and I like to travel (day trips). I like to stay busy, even if I am being busy at doing nothing.

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  3. 01/16/2017 at 10:06 pm

    Goals can certainly be overwhelming especially when we make it too many. I’m learning to break it up in bits and keep it simple. Lovely post

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    • 01/16/2017 at 10:42 pm

      Thank you. I am learning to accept a one step at a time approach. I still have some tendencies to “get it done now”!


  4. 01/17/2017 at 1:02 am

    It happens so often that the ‘Nothing’ much, pointless chats turn though provoking. Maybe, when you reflect on them, later. This is one of those. Thanks, Franci!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 01/17/2017 at 11:05 am

      Thank you for your kind comment and your continued support, Reena.


  5. 01/17/2017 at 10:43 am

    Lovely poetry and fun tuesday Chatter! xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 01/17/2017 at 7:06 pm

    I read that Donald Trump will be celebrating two “Nothing Days” this weekend after his inauguration as he does not feel the need to start his Presidency until next Monday. He needs time to celebrate himself it seems, not life.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 01/17/2017 at 9:53 pm

      It should be most interesting to see what unfolds.


  7. 01/18/2017 at 6:24 am

    What an absolutely wonderful post! I’m really drawn to the creative, uplifting, and interesting approaches to your theme…just so very appealing and engaging. Thanks for following me, and thanks for sharing (and, I’m thrilled to follow you, too) 🙂


  8. 01/18/2017 at 9:27 pm

    What fun, Nothing Day! But then I celebrate Nothing Day quite often. I don’t have any hard and fast goals this year. This retirement thing is enough to try and get used to. Mother Nature is playing games with us this winter. I hope she is played out by spring. Love the quote.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 01/18/2017 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you for commenting, Patricia. Yes, Mother Nature has us all confused.


  9. 02/08/2017 at 10:24 am

    Good one ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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