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When Nothing Goes Right – Go Left!


Now before I write another word I want to say this up front: I’m not complaining! Promise! I’ve been on a “No Complaining” campaign for almost two months and it’s so liberating. So this is in no way complaining. Now since that is out of the way, I can tell you my story. Let’s just say that today has been full of “learning lessons”. Or opportunities. I think you get my drift.

When I woke this morning, my body was excited to be awake and moving but there was some pain and fatigue (I should say A LOT!). I thought to myself: “I’ll just move a bit slower today. That is what my body is telling me to do.” So I listened. I had a laundry list of things to do (including the laundry) before my parents come to stay with us for four days while their floors are being refinished but I took my time, knowing that things would get done – just maybe a little behind my self imposed schedule.

I did get a few things done before it was break time. When you have chronic pain with unusual fatigue, your body lets you know big time, in big ways that it wants a break. Since I hadn’t had my nature fix, I took a towel, my drink and my phone to listen to music, and went down to the boat at the dock. With the clouds over head, I knew that it would be perfect to sit there and chill.

When I got there, the river was beautiful as always and I slowly made my way down the boat ramp. One thing I didn’t check was to see if the tide was going out or not. I just wanted to lay back in the boat and relax. And that is just what I did. With so many boats cruising, or should I say racing down the river, the rocking of the boat just about had me sleeping instead of resting with closed eyes. After an hour, I decided to get back home to try to do some more work and was greeted with a steep incline on the walkway to the dock from the boat – low tide was definitely approaching. Ugh! So my rested body was back to work and not too happy.

I will say that my puppy was happy to see me when I got back home so that was a plus. Just something about a bouncy dog that can make you smile. And even though the pain and fatigue was still there, being out in nature was nice. But now I had no choice but to resort to taking some medicine, hoping for a bit of relief.

Then I get a message from several of my friends: “Did you send this through Facebook? I think your account has been hacked!” What?????? This has never happened and I could only lay my head back and laugh. So now I changed all passwords, contacted my web developer for my website to make sure it’s okay and then learn that my personal email has been hacked too!!!  Seriously? But I called my service provider, they got everything taken care of and now I’m off to change even more passwords. And to learn about this password app I purchased almost a year ago that I’ve been meaning to learn how to use. I knew there were lessons in here.

So even though this has been a somewhat painful (literally) day, it’s still been a great day. We are finally getting some needed rain. I’m getting my computer cleaned up. I’m learning a new program, which I love to do.

I share all this to tell you that even though things might get complicated sometimes, it’s okay. Take time to breath and respond, not react. And when things don’t go right, go left!

Big Hugs!


PS: I’m just loving these giveaways! I might even keep them going after the the big giveaway – you never know! But yesterday’s winner of a “Florida Keys Novels” tote bag is Lisa Wilson. I’ll be emailing you shortly!

Today’s giveaway prize is a signed copy of “Run Away to the Keys” (US residents only). Good Luck!

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Miki Bennett

Inspired by a passion for wholesome adventure, Miki Bennett is the author of two contemporary women’s fiction series: The Florida Keys Novels and Camping in High Heels. A love affair with the beach and lifelong experiences with camping led her to write romance novels that bring humor and paradise to readers’ fingertips. Her stories touch the hearts of all who read them.

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