What can you do to add a pleasant roundness to your years – Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter?

  • Cultivate and follow principles that lead to laughter and devotion to a cause.
  • When you go to bed at night, formulate the positive reasons for getting up and being “you.”  The Japanese might say, “What is your ikigai?”  Christians might say, “What is God’s will for your day?”
  • Achieve mastery of your innate talents and interests.
  • Skip the skimble-skamble of heavy encumbrances resulting from saying “I will” to every request made of you.
  • Refuse to be incited to unjust anger.

What a pleasant way to add longevity to your life!


Thanks to mindlovemiserysmenagerie for the Wordle challenge.   Use at least 10 of the following words:  follow, laughter, cultivation, devotion, spring, roundness,  Ikigai, incite, encumbrance, skimble-skamble, mastery, longevity.  – I used all twelve.

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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to AS THE YEARS GO BY

  1. Great advice, Oneta! Thank you. 🙂

  2. Ennle Madresan says:

    Lots of wisdom here, Oneta–God bless you abundantly.

  3. Faye says:

    Thank you and a-men.

  4. pranabaxom says:

    “Refuse to be incited to unjust anger.” – what will life be with no saber rattling 😂

  5. oneta hayes says:

    Mine is only set off by “righteous” anger. 😀 You seem the same; I don’t know how we can be so different when we are so much alike. Oh, yeah. I know. You hate my President and you mock my God. Maybe we are quite different. 😀 I’m dodging. Going to bed. (Smiling.)

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