Deflecting Chaos Around You  

sexyldy1000 60F  
10211 posts
1/6/2021 11:27 am
Deflecting Chaos Around You



Often, you don't get t.o choose what happens t.o you. However, you can choose how you respond. Do you face challenges head-on or does your "flight response" kick-in?


Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/6/2021 11:41 am

In light of what is happening around the world, this quote seemed particularly poignant.
How do you handle external influences?

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


Tmptrzz 59F  
103963 posts
1/6/2021 12:29 pm

Isn't this quote so very true, thanks for the reminder, and I hope your enjoying a happy Hump Day..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


Paulxx001 64M
21889 posts
1/6/2021 1:23 pm

That depends...
Have I lost those flashing lights - blazing in my rear view - or have they caught up, requesting an interview?

A contingency is key to any successful game plan. ❗😎👉


Justmeto229 66M
231 posts
1/6/2021 3:00 pm

I try not to let things get me down. I am very careful and in todays world you have to be. Some folks think covid is a hoax, me I have seen to many folks around me die. Yes I wear a mask when I go into a building with lots of people, I distant my self. But as soon as I walk out the mask comes off, I do not wear it in my vehicle or home. I wear my mask in buildings out of respect of others. I will meet folks outside and talk with them without a mask but I keep a distance. I even went as far and taken my first shot of the vaccine and will go for the second when due. Yes I debated on it, but I am high risk at 65 and history, but am I worried about long term effects, no, I wont be around long enough to worry about long term LOL. I still hug my family when I see them and hope for the best. Just my 2 cents worth


superbjversion2 66F
23689 posts
1/6/2021 3:09 pm

I'm a head-on person. I guess that makes me kinda water proof.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever!


gr8tb8t 32M/41F
374 posts
1/6/2021 8:00 pm

Wonderful post. Heard something the other day that is similar to your post.

If the captain is freaking.
The ship is sinking.


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/7/2021 12:54 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Isn't this quote so very true, thanks for the reminder, and I hope your enjoying a happy Hump Day..
It seemed especially relevant given recent events making the headlines.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/7/2021 12:55 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    That depends...
    Have I lost those flashing lights - blazing in my rear view - or have they caught up, requesting an interview?

    A contingency is key to any successful game plan. ❗😎👉
A contingency plan or an escape plan? Whatever gets you through I suppose is what matters.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/7/2021 12:58 pm

    Quoting Justmeto229:
    I try not to let things get me down. I am very careful and in todays world you have to be. Some folks think covid is a hoax, me I have seen to many folks around me die. Yes I wear a mask when I go into a building with lots of people, I distant my self. But as soon as I walk out the mask comes off, I do not wear it in my vehicle or home. I wear my mask in buildings out of respect of others. I will meet folks outside and talk with them without a mask but I keep a distance. I even went as far and taken my first shot of the vaccine and will go for the second when due. Yes I debated on it, but I am high risk at 65 and history, but am I worried about long term effects, no, I wont be around long enough to worry about long term LOL. I still hug my family when I see them and hope for the best. Just my 2 cents worth
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your perspective. Sounds like you have found what works best for you. You are the first person who has indicated to me that they have received the vaccine. I will be checking with my Doctor later this month.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/7/2021 12:59 pm

    Quoting superbjversion2:
    I'm a head-on person. I guess that makes me kinda water proof.
Yes, given what you have shared on your blog and this site, I had a feeling that you were on both counts! Thanks for stopping by.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/7/2021 1:00 pm

    Quoting gr8tb8t:
    Wonderful post. Heard something the other day that is similar to your post.

    If the captain is freaking.
    The ship is sinking.
Yes if the person 'in charge' is not handling things well then you know there's trouble brewing! Thanks for dropping by.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


pocogato12 69F  
36939 posts
1/7/2021 1:46 pm

I rarely have the "flight" response. Cancer and this virus havent bested me and I will step forward to any other challenges with an open mind

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p1947q 74M  
138 posts
1/7/2021 5:15 pm

I have come to believe that most of the crisis' in my life are usually opportunities for me to grow

From my Twelve Step program - there is a sentence in the "Big Book of Alcoholics Anomymous" which reads: "Absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake".
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And the Eleventh Step in a Twelve Step program reads: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

So for me, when the Fight or Flight emotions kick I have found that if I don't do either but rather take deep breath, recite the "absoulutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake" sentence and meditate on the Eleventh Step answers come - sometimes the chaos is so trivial I don't have to do anything except ignore it; sometimes I need to change my thinking, my approach.


resant78 43M  
3297 posts
1/8/2021 11:27 pm

I like that analogy!


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/9/2021 1:48 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    I rarely have the "flight" response. Cancer and this virus havent bested me and I will step forward to any other challenges with an open mind
Agreed. Most of us who have survived cancer have done so because we fought it head-on. That spirit and tenacity gets us through any challenge we encounter.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/9/2021 1:52 am

    Quoting p1947q:
    I have come to believe that most of the crisis' in my life are usually opportunities for me to grow

    From my Twelve Step program - there is a sentence in the "Big Book of Alcoholics Anomymous" which reads: "Absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake".
    .
    And the Eleventh Step in a Twelve Step program reads: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

    So for me, when the Fight or Flight emotions kick I have found that if I don't do either but rather take deep breath, recite the "absoulutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake" sentence and meditate on the Eleventh Step answers come - sometimes the chaos is so trivial I don't have to do anything except ignore it; sometimes I need to change my thinking, my approach.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your perspective. I wasn’t familiar with the specifics you quoted from the Twelve Step Program. I truly believe that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. I for one, am living proof.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/9/2021 1:53 am

Cool 😎!

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


lickeyzsplit 59M  
1406 posts
1/12/2021 5:28 am

Really like this quote ! seems so applicable in todays world with all the crazy things going on ! You just have to know when to smile and walk away from it all !


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/12/2021 7:07 am

    Quoting lickeyzsplit:
    Really like this quote ! seems so applicable in todays world with all the crazy things going on ! You just have to know when to smile and walk away from it all !
I resonated with me for that reason also. Thanks for stopping by. Keep safe!

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


trixietrixster 54F  
3074 posts
1/18/2021 2:26 pm

Great topic, pretty lady ... I try to remove myself from the chaos, if, at all possible. Like the with news ... I simply limit my intake. I don't need a consistent reminder that people are dying, that there are riots, etc. I wear my mask, social distance, barely leave the house, We have absolutely no control over others and what they choose do to. I'm just trying to live the best life possible for me. This quote also resonated with me - thank you!

In Luv, Lite, Laffter ...


sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
1/18/2021 3:07 pm

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    Great topic, pretty lady ... I try to remove myself from the chaos, if, at all possible. Like the with news ... I simply limit my intake. I don't need a consistent reminder that people are dying, that there are riots, etc. I wear my mask, social distance, barely leave the house, We have absolutely no control over others and what they choose do to. I'm just trying to live the best life possible for me. This quote also resonated with me - thank you!
I try to do the same also. I am fortunate my daughter lives with me and we remind each other that we must continue to be diligent and do what’s best for us. My best friend and I also have a weekly chat which we have dubbed our ‘sanity check’. I haven’t seen her since October so I recently switched our chats to a Zoom call and it’s almost like being together 👍.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


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