Bring the Bunny Back

Not only is this bunny fast, he's a good jumper
Not only is this bunny fast, he’s a good jumper

I spent the whole day at the ER with my father. You know the visits to the ER are never planned, and you do a lot of waiting around, waiting for beds, for tests, for news. One hour slips into the next and before you know it, it’s dark and you’re hungry. My father is going to be okay, but it did give me pause. This life we’re all living is short.

A year ago this bunny appeared on my blog. He did, he just jumped in. Last year, I was running for the bunny hills; my purpose to enjoy the small things, the moments in between the big events. I wanted to concentrate on reading books, watching more movies. Do you remember? Me neither, I had to reread it. My point is this…

I needed to bring the bunny back. He gives me hope. Today, my bunny is running faster and jumping higher than ever before. Just look at him!

Not only is this bunny fast, he's a good jumper

I mean serious business. For the first time, I have a writing nook, designated for all things writing. And I can lock the door. This is essential. I will write down all my goals and paste them all my walls, and put up inspirational quotes and pictures. It’s time for strategic planning. I’m going to write my heart out.

No more heaviness that nags and discourages. Now more than ever, it’s time to believe in myself. The bunny doesn’t just believe, he knows he can jump really high. I know this, too. I have big changes on the horizon. BIG. Stay tuned.

Blogging friends, I wish you a safe and Happy New Year!! As always, thanks for being here. 

Much love and happiness. Happy 2014!!

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63 thoughts on “Bring the Bunny Back

  1. My blog bunny is a picture of John Stamos with a mullet. I totally get this, 100%. Also, I’m glad your dad is doing alright–and I’m excited for your big plans! 🙂 I’ll be here rootin’ for you! Happy 2014!

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    1. Thank you. Things are much better 24 hours later. Cheers to that, Stephen! I can’t believe that we’re here again. It seems like yesterday it was New Year’s. Well, Happy New Year to you! All the best to you.

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  2. Cheers to setting your goals for 2014 …. Just a reminder, have a plan to meet them and set the priorities to make decisions towards those goals.

    Strength to your dad for a full recovery! …. and Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    1. Frank, exactly. I think I’m finally ready to write those goals down and I will put them in a place where I can see them and be reminded of them on a regular basis. And have smaller goals to get me to my big ones.

      Thanks, he will be okay. But, he is getting older and that is a fact of life! I don’t want to get old, Frank. It’s a reminder to live a full life. Best wishes to you and a Happy New Year!

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      1. Tip and a good one to remember … Successful people have a goal with a plan and they know their priorities.

        Don’t worry about getting older because it also is accompanied by getting wiser.

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    1. Oh, Denise, you’re wonderful. Thanks for all the encouragement throughout the year and for being such a dear friend! Happy New Year! I think this year will be a year of going for places for you, my friend!

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  3. I love the sound of that writing nook–congratulations–you will do great in 2014! And so glad your Dad is ok, but learning from the experience is fantastic. I lost my dad in an unexpected way about 2 1/2 years ago, and any way I could bring some of those little moments with him back would be so amazing…enjoy those bunny-moments!

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    1. Thank you, Robin. I still believe in bunny moments. The New Year is a time for renewed hope, so I’m going to soak that up with bunny at my side. So sorry to hear about your loss. I think you start to view life a bit differently when that is hanging in the balance as it is with my parents. I wish you a wonderful New Year, too!

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  4. Oh the fluffiness! So glad your dad is doing okay, Amy! I wish you lots of success and happiness in 2014. I’m curious what adventures you’ll be tagging us along to and you gotta hop every now and then indeed, Reminders come in all forms and shapes, some less fun than others. Luckily for your own goals you can create the reminders you want and strive to accomplish them! You know I’m cheering you one from across the ocean! Happy New Year to you!! *hops around* xoxo

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    1. There is something so soothing about fluffy things, bunnies included! Cheers to you, Tahira. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!! I will strive to make this next year the best year ever. If you want something, you need to make it happen, right?! Much love to you, hopping hopping around. xoxo

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  5. Hoppy your Dad’s OK. You and I are in the same needing to write our goals down boat. I’d say you’ve been doing a fab job of spending your time writing because you were the number one most commenter on my blog this year. I would be lonely over here in WordPress.Org-land if not for you. Did you read Bunnicula?
    Love Ya’ and Hoppy New Year.

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    1. Everything is much better today, Shalagh. Thanks so much for your concern. Don’t worry. I won’t be going anywhere! I will always stop by your blog! No, I’ve never read that one. Is it scary? Ha ha. Much love to you in the New Year!

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  6. I’m glad to hear your dad is going to be ok. ER visits are never short, it seems. Love the bunny! Enjoy your new writing nook; that’s something I need to work on. Happy New Year!

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  7. I’m also very glad to hear that your dad’s okay. I love that you’ve punctuated your reflections with the bunny — he’s inspirational indeed. Take care, and continued recovery for your dad…

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    1. Guapo, how was the surfing?!! I hope you caught some sweet waves. My dad is doing better, but still in the hospital. Fingers crossed. The book writing I’m going to pick up again. More to come on that!

      Happy New Year to you, too!

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    1. Happy New Year, David. ERs are not my favorite places. At least, I really like the hospital where he is. It’s really time for me to have a change. It’s taking longer for me to do, as most things lately! But, yes, it is coming! Thanks for all your support over the year. I appreciate it so much.

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  8. 1. I hate animals, but that bunny is COOL. 2. I hope your father is okay. 3. You are very inspirational, and I am currently experiencing that ‘heaviness’ and am trying to drag myself out of a motivational funk. You and the bunny are helping to drag me out. Thank you. 4. Write, write and write. You are exceptional at it. 5. Happy New Year, my love. 6. EVERYONE’S BLOGS ARE SNOWING. HOW DO I GET IT TO SNOW ON MY BLOG???? 7. xxxx

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    1. 1. You can’t dislike a fluffy bunny who tries so hard, can you? You hate animals? Really, Becky? 2. My father was out of the hospital today. Thank God! 3. Oh, you’re a sweetheart. You inspire me with every post that you write. Keep writing! 4. Write, write back at ya! You’re the best! 5. Happy New Year, sweetness. 6. Oh, no missy!! You have only 2 days left for snow. It’s in your settings….somewhere. You check a box. I’m sure Stickman would love that! 7.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!! Love you, Becky! P.S. Why are we writing seven things, I wondered. Is it your lucky number? Because it’s MY lucky number. How did you know?

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      1. 1. Not all animals … most animals… 2. Very pleased to hear it. 3. Thank you and good 🙂 4. So are you! 5. You too. 6. Have decided Stickman would suffer if I made it snow as he does feel the cold. 7. 7 things seemed appropriate – no more, no less. 8. Bugger, slipped into 8 things.
        😉 x

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