Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“Is it really Friday?”
“Looks like UPS to me.”

 

Friday already. Seems like this week was an eternity.  It was a great Christmas touched with sadness.  Makes one believe that sadness is in the world just to make sure we all know happiness when we have it. I think I’ll cling to that thought.  I’ll visit it a little more in the JohnKu

On the writing front, Gwen and I have completed all the editing in our capability and now we need professional help. Our manuscript is ready to send to the editor.

This is the last Friday of 2018. I have to say this year could have been better. I don’t think I will be sad to see 2019 offer a new opportunity. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Sadness by John W. Howell © 2018

Why sadness exists?

For no other reason than . . .

To frame happiness.

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  1. That’s a lovely thought, John. Have a Happy and Successful New Year 2019! 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. I think you have it just right, John. Best wishes in the New Year.

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  3. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I think your Johnku is exactly right. I’m ready for the New year, too.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Your poignant photo beautifully captures life’s mysteries, John. May 2019 bring you and yours joy abundant. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  5. So very true.

    Peace, love and best wishes in the New Year.

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    1. All of these are my wish for you as well.

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  6. That’s a beautiful JohnKu. I agree, 2018 has been a rough year. Wishing you and your family a more peaceful year ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I wish the same to you.

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  7. Your fine, truthful haiku reminds me of these lines from William Blake: “Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine, Under every grief and pine, Runs a joy with silken twine.” Here’s to a 2019 with a little more joy woven into its fabric.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Fine words indeed.

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  8. Perfect Johnku this week accompanied by a perfect photo. It looks like they are looking for Bailey…

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  9. This has definitely been a week that runs oddly. Couldn’t tell what day of the week it was for most of it. Think I just wanted it to be over. Hope you have a good weekend and that 2019 treats both of us nicely.

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    1. I hope so too. Charles. Thank you.

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  10. Perfect JohnKu. Poignant and true, and just perfect.

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  11. I LOVE the Haiku, John. My mom always said if we never had rain, we wouldn’t appreciate the sunshine. She was right!

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  12. That’s a good thought, John. Let’s all hope that 2019 is a good one.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  13. I’ve always believed that, John. Wishing you and yours a joyous 2019.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  14. John, wishing you and yours every good thing in 2019. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you, Jaye and Anita.

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      1. You are welcome, John…

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  15. It has been such a challenging year, my friend. I’ll raise a glass to you and yours on New Year’s Eve and wish you a memorable 2019 for all the right reasons. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. All the best to you in 2019.

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      1. 😊I’m already counting down the hours.

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  16. I truly do believe we have sadness to appreciate the happy.
    And you year does end on a sad note, to be sure…
    I wish you and yours a 2019 filled with bliss
    Lotsa love,
    Dale

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I hope you 2019 is
      sublime. Hugs

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      1. Thank you.
        Hugs shared.

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  17. Sadness frames happiness … brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, Frank

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  18. Well put. I’m so sorry. All you sad people over there ( including the little one, so hard).

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  19. I do believe, John, that without sorrow we would not appreciate or understand joy and peace. I’m so sorry for your sorrow. We need a better year.

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  20. Great Johnku, John. Sorry about the sadness. Happy New Year.

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  21. Perfect Johnku. You are so right … we wouldn’t know happiness if we didn’t have sadness, we wouldn’t know joy if we didn’t have grief. I say good riddance to 2018 and bring on 2019! Hugs!

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  22. Love those pups.

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    1. Thanbk you, Traci.

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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