Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“Twiggy. You still after that Squirrel?”
“I figured Friday would be a good time to catch it.”
“I can see that plan is going well.”

Another Friday is here and that means the weekend is a mere eight hours away. Oh happy day.

This week has been quite busy with odds and ends. I have begun thinking about the sequal to Eternal Road and have a couple of plot points in mind. You have to woder about what kind of circumstance could possibly bring two souls who are happily spending their eternal time as they envisioned, together again?  You have to believe it would be something major. Well it is. Before I spill the whole story let me just say, “Workin on it.”

Halloween is sneaking up on us for sure. If you have followed the Views of the Neighborhood you know we have been taking tours and looking at Halloween decorations. Well this week is the last look since Halloween is on a Saturday and by Sunday when Views is posted it will be old news.

Reviews for Eternal Road continue to arrive. I’m so grateful for them and loved that the fact that all of the readers enjoyed the book.  This makes the job of an author so rewarding and certainly makes me feel good.

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Today’s JohnKu talks about feeling good about what you are doing. I hope you all have a super weekend.
Your Job by John W. Howell © 2020
It doesn’t matter,
What kind of work you’re doing . . .
You need to feel good.
If not then it’s time,
To consider a big change . . .
In the job or you.

 

83 comments

  1. I love this Haiku, John.
    The ideas for the next book sound great. I hope you have fun writing it! Have a great weekend 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Always fun writing. 😁

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  2. It’s probably time we all felt better, but what to change? There’s enough of that going on already!

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    1. To change how we look at things. To look for the positive in challenging situations. To notice the bird singing its heart out for us. Small stuff like that. 🤗

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      1. If some of the big stuff we have to look at would change, just a little, would help I think!

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      2. You are so right. I always think of the David and Goliath story when the big stuff gets overwhelming. Maybe just a cup of tea can be the stone. 😁

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      3. It would be something simple, I think…

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Sounds like a promising book, John, and it fits perfectly with your haiku. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😁

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    1. Thank you, both. 😊

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  4. Great, dear John! Just do it! 🙂 Twiggy’s persistence makes the work & Friday better. 🙂 She is faithful to her bulldog codex!

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    1. She is, Maria. Thamk you. I hope you have a super weekend. 😁

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      1. With squirrels & deer, dear John! Thank you! Same to you! Take the most of these 48 hours! 🙂 You know I suspect that Twiggy loves so passionately squirrels & deer as, probably, she dreams to become one…at least in her new life. By the way, have you ever thought to write a book about Lucy & Twiggy? For children & for adults 🙂 They deserve it!

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      2. I have thought of writiing a kids book. Still thinking about it.

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      3. 👍👍👍 Looking forward, dear John! Besides, the characters are here: Mr. Eel, Mrs. Flamingo, etc. 😊

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      4. I think you are right. Thanks, Maria.

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      5. 😁😁😁❤ My pleasure, dear John!

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  5. Fantastic JohnKu! Your brain is always working, John. 🙂 Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Almost afraid to let it stop. Might not restart. 😁 I hope you have a Fantastic Friday .

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      1. I know the feeling! 🙂

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      2. I’m sure you do. 😊

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  6. Feeling good is more of a challenge than people realize. Don’t think we out nearly as much of a priority on our mental health in this society.

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    1. I think that’s why I mention it. There is so much negative crap out there that the first line of defense has to be within ourselves. and not give in to it. Thanks, Charles. 😊

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      1. It’s definitely a challenge. Add in that you have people who think they’re helping by being negative, which they call realistic. Surprised 99% of the population doesn’t have a mental illness.

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      2. Negative is not a good thing realistic or not. Thank you, Charles

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  7. Sage advice through a Haiku. Enjoy the weekend. A front coming through later today with storms and lower temps. Oh boy.

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    1. Yup. With it comes some pretty chilly temperatures (for us anyway) Enjoy the weekend as well.

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      1. Then again … one has to remember that it’s late October and that’s what late October does.

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      2. Or should do. We still have 90s

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  8. Your JohnKu is particuarly apropos for me this week.

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    1. So glad. We need to think in the direction of strength. What is it about us that cannot be stifled? Then push back with that trait. Thanks, Liz. 🤗

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      1. I’m coming more and more to face the fact that my strength lies in writing and teaching writing, not administration.

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      2. Good for you, Liz

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  9. Oh, beautifully said, John. I love this one. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. You were on my mind as an example of someone who would not allow the negative forces to win. You are an inspiration. Hugs to you. 🤗

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  10. A good frame of mind is up to each one of us. If a person harps on what he doesn’t like, or have or can’t get – he’ll never be happy.

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    1. What we resist persists… That old adage gets proved again and again. Hugs.

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      1. People just don’t want to put in the effort.
        Stay safe!

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      2. It does, Teagan

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    2. This is why I hate the political discussions. Nothing positive is said about anything. You hit the nail on the head. A good frame of mind is key to ignoring those things that are less than uplifting. Thanks, GP.

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  11. Excellent JohnKuDouble today. It is important to feel good about your work. So… when I get back from my week-long vacation, I’ll be looking…
    Happy Friday to you!

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    1. Happy Friday, Dale. Thank you.

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  12. Nice Johnku – well said.

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    1. Thank you, Teri

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  13. Change what you can – good advice, John.

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    1. Thank you. Dan. Have a great weekend

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  14. Twiggy is very determined, isn’t she? 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. She is Suzanne. Thanks, Suzanne. Happy Weekend

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  15. What is it they say? If you love your work, you’ll never work a single day. I believe that. Sadly, most folks don’t have that luxury. Happy weekend, John!

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    1. Happy Weekend, Debbie. Great saying.

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  16. Sound advice, John

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  17. Oh, wow, John, I feel like your poem was written for me! Happy Friday, and congratulations on your success with Eternal Road 🙂

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    1. I’m glad I hit a point, Marie. Thank you so much for the congratulations.

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Great message in your Haiku, John. I’m happy to hear there will be another book coming for Enternal Roads:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise

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  19. portmanguy · · Reply

    Pleased to hear that you already have the motivation and ideas to write a new book, John. Have a good weekend.

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  20. More great news on the Eternal front, and it’s almost weekend time!

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    1. Yes. Maybe I’ll make it.

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  21. Congratulations on all the awesome reviews for your new release, John! Great advice in your Johnku. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. 😊

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  22. Am absolutely swooning with that cover, John! Well done. And continued success with the book reviews.

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    1. Thank you, Monika. 😁

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  23. You should stick that John-Ku on a T-Shirt. That’s damn good advice. Glad to hear the wheels are in motion re your sequel 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jessica.

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  24. Love your JohnKu, John, and so excited to hear a sequel may be coming… 🙂 Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren.

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  25. I am glad to hear you still look forward to weekends, John, even though you are retired. That is nice to know.

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    1. Yes it is a good thing. Thanks, Robbie.

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  26. Good advice to make sure we feel good about what we do, but even better to remember that sometimes the solution is to change ourselves.

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    1. So true, Barbara. 😁

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  27. One of the best and timeless JohnKu postings. True words of wisdom.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re very welcome, John.

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  28. I love this JohnKu! Rick used to talk about a fishbowl and if you are unhappy with your fishbowl, jump into another one, or into the ocean. 🙂 Wonderful about the sequel!

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    1. Good advice from Rick for sure. Thanks, Jan

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