MESSY MARCH 2017

A Meme from the Internet

YES!
It is that Time!

Pi Day this week… 3.14.
The Ides of March… 3.15
MESSY MARCH… YUP! Every Day this Month!
My friend RICK and I have a ritual of Celebrating Messy March, every year!

MESSY MARCH 2014

MESSY MARCH 2015

MESSY MARCH Extension 2015

MESSY MARCH 2016

MESSY MARCH: The Celebration 2016

But our schedules have been So Messy, we haven’t even managed the time to get together!
Working Late Hours!
Running Back and Forth.
Juggling So Many Responsibilities and
Living So Many Different Lives at Once!
Messy!

Forgot to pick up my Sweater at the Dry Cleaner.
Now they’re closed.
Wearing Something Else.
Something Messier!

Making Dinner for MOM: Fish, Vegetables, Pasta…
Cooking from Scratch!
Messy!

Wore the long shirt and the leather jacket on top…
ShirtTails sticking out, as I walk down the street.
Messy!

Juggling Plane Tickets and Flights and Weather Delays,
The only aisle seat left without a surcharge is in Row 13.
Blizzards across the Country the week before Spring Officially Begins!
Don’t Matter!
It’s still Winter!
Good Time for Blizzards!
And they’re MESSY!
Migrating Time Zones…
Time Itself!
Daylight Savings Time —
For decades it was always the last weekend in April.
Then it started moving around — sometimes not happening at all!
This year, it is appropriately placed in the Middle of MESSY MARCH!
Let us Welcome it!
Welcome the Light!

Responding to Hostile FaceBook Posts
By People who call everyone who disagrees with them names
and then admonish us saying how their Mother taught them that if they didn’t have anything nice to say, not to say anything at all.
Calling them out on their incongruence and hostility…
Messy!
but Worth it!

Our Government is Messy!
I mean, whatever side of the equation you are on, does this unexplained involvement of Foreign Governments in our Elections, and the firing of So Many related to it, not give you pause?
RACHEL MADDOW’s putting the pieces together…
The implausibility of MIKE PENCE’s repeated denials of knowing MIKE FLYNN’s connections to Foreign Governments…

Might Very Well be the Biggest MESS in which our Government has ever found itself!
Whatever you may think of it, you must admit that it’s MESSY!

My Bed is MESSY!
My Work is MESSY!
My Food is MESSY!
My Art is MESSY!
My Writing is MESSY!
My RelationShips are MESSY!
My Use of Time is MESSY!
My Life is MESSY!

What to Do!?
CELEBRATE IT!
It’s MESSY MARCH!
I Choose to Be Exactly where I am!
Embrace it All with ACCEPTANCE!
Life is MESSY!
There are moments that may seem Conclusive or as though there are Answers!
There are pieces that Fit Together.
There are Questions that have neat pat little Answers.
DO NOT LET THESE DECEIVE YOU!
LIFE has those momentary appositives.
But Mostly, LIFE is MESSY!
And if we spend too much time Ignoring it
Or Burying it
Or trying to Fix it,
Or making it Neater, and Straightening it Up,
Then our Life may Pass Us By!
As the Zen saying goes,
“Be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your Life!”

And So, we Celebrate our Lives
And we Celebrate Messy March
By Embracing where we are
Here
In the MESS!
Standing on Both Feet
Or maybe Flat on our Ass!
Doesn’t Matter!

Tried a New Body Scrub from LUSH — Made of Coal. Good for the Skin.– Turned the whole Shower Black! …Messy!

Speak Out!
Paint that Picture!
Write that Poem!
Make that Call!
Send that Email!
Click ‘YES!’
Say ‘YES!’
Shout ‘YES!’
Apologize!
Forgive!
Breathe!
Publish It!
Show It!
Say It!
Cry!
Laugh!
Dance!
Wear that Outfit!
Let Go of What you do not Need even though you have no Idea How to Live Without It!
Reach Out!
Travel Inward!
Lick those Wounds!
Shout!
Protest!
Call that CongressPerson!
Object Vehemently!
Wish!
Pray!
Dream!
Try the New Body Scrub, even if it’s no Special Occasion. Make One!
Vacuum, if you Must!
Visit the Dentist!
Make that Appointment!
Book the Trip!
Tackle that Project that has been sitting there for years and just seems too overwhelming!
Begin with a MicroMovement!
Start Slow!
Start Way Too Fast!
Jump in!
Take a Big Bite!
Love!
Love Again!
Be Kind!
Be Kind Again!
Be Kind to Everybody!
Re-Enter!
Re-Visit!
Visit!
GO NOW!

Stop Thinking So Much!
Think Again!

What’s the Very worst that can happen?
A Mess?
Well, there is No Better Time!

Take the Risk!
It’s MESSY MARCH!

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  1. Ahhhh…how reassuring. Messy March is well underway here, and now it feels like the right place to be. Thanks, Arnold!

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