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A Few Administrative Tweaks for Life

©2024 Raymond Alexander Kukkee  February 29,

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A Few Administrative Tweaks for Life

It has to happen sometime.  It always does eventually.  Change is not unique, it does not apply only  to individuals.    New realities apply to everything.  Sooner or later occasions arrive that demand change.  Let's call them  'a few administrative tweaks for life'.  Yes, they occur even on "Leap years".  Surprise! This is a 'Leap year'.  How about that?  Tweaking the old status quo; setting a new direction again.  Worthy of note, it is incredibly important to try; there are  many tweaks required to smooth speed bumps.  Breathe deeply.  Relax!  

Issues:   Everyone Has Them.  Nothing New There.

      Whether it is time, age, new jobs, or occupations, health, unexpected events, new obligations, societal  or other. Have you ever discovered  a new  issue  that can be repaired easily with  a few  essential  tweaks for life? Do you recognize oncoming situations  and deal with them head on? Do you always see roadblocks? Total wreckage ahead?      

Fear: Are There Mountains too High to Climb?

  Does fear postpone, alter, or entirely preclude action? Are there mountains pretending to be too high to climb?  How about impossible, raging rivers to be crossed?  Inexplicable, unfathomable  life events that realistically may  alter  forever, or cost  lives with  unpredictable losses? How about unexpected windfalls?   Are  they always life-changing? Can they be happy, sad, disastrous or just confusing? Life is for learning. Once in a while undefinable problems surface, even good ones  —and may remain unrecognized,  much less categorized. Read that twice. Administrative tweaks for life are a good thing.  

Patient Acceptance Of Virtually Any Reality Can  Occur.

      Best of all, some  are exotic,  unspeakable reality.  And equally important to realize, unique realities in life include events which may not be repairable.  Impossible tasks do  exist. Surely for those, classic  administrative tweaks for life  may never offer a realistic solution.  Therefore, consider creative, wishful thinking.  'Outside of the box'  may be encouraged, even essential.  More than likely, delusion  may be a realistic  description to offer.  Patient acceptance of virtually any reality  and the irreparable  can  occur, and does.  

Most Important to Remember


Finally,  what is the most important to remember?  Nobody,  significantly not even the most clever,  can halt the reality of time. Not even using clever administrative tweaks for life —over a lifetime.



      Is that incoming I hear?
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Christmas Once Again, So Merry Christmas to All

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Christmas Once Again, So Merry Christmas to All

  Christmas once again,  so Merry Christmas to all ! And a pleasant good night!   After a whole year of much breathless waiting, yes, it seems,  it REALLY is  Christmas once again, So Merry Christmas to all!  Coloured, blinking lights, decorations, Christmas trees and childhood dreams of all descriptions float once again into our busy lives.  Happy decorators, take an eggnog break!  

Christmas Food &  Sugar-plum Dreams

Christmas Food and Sugar-plum Dreams are the order of the day.  Eggnog, roast turkey with cranberry sauce, vegetables, visitors, gatherings,  traditions galore.  Christmas cake full of fruits and nuts,  sugar-plum pudding. Don't forget cookies. One for each hand.  

St. Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus and his Reindeer

St. Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus,  drives a magic herd of reindeer lead by Rudolph, you know the one. The one with the red and shiny nose (discovered one dark & foggy Christmas Eve so  long ago, now by necessity leads the team).  Rudolph leads the team to make  deliveries to restless, waiting children.  Holding their breaths.  After all, it's Christmas once again, so Merry Christmas to all!    

It's Christmas Once Again,  So Merry Christmas to All!  Pulling a Sleigh Can't be Easy...


Pulling a sleigh, can't be easy a red, magical  flying dream  carrying  the jolly Old Guy around the globe with a  very large and  magic auto-sizing  sack of brightly-wrapped gifts, lumps of coal and peace of mind with a merry HO-HO-HO! And down the chimney we go! What's in the bag?   A very large bag of dreams it is;  we can only imagine, for it includes kind and happy secret responses to long wish  lists. Desirable and imaginative lists sent to Santa at the North Pole. Lists  include oft-repeated wishes for candy canes, bright wrappings, toys that chatter, bounce, spin in every direction. They also chase puppies and kittens, and  make children laugh with glee. Exciting, elegant play-dolls, and magnificent, tough superheroes wearing uniforms  stare their way into the psyches  of boys and girls alike forever, regardless of age. To deliver gifts around the world to young children, old children, and ancient children all on the same evening is a very large task.  Santa has done it for centuries, he says.   All ages love to receive gifts from Santa.  And in return he gets cookies and milk. Mrs. Claus nabs the excesses and hides them in the freezer, we believe. For snacks later. Only at Christmas, that is, the best time of the year. Not everyone young or old has the same ideas or wants.  That is probably helpful for  hard-working little elves dressed in red and green.  Extra assistants on overtime.  Keeping track  of activities at Santa's workshop. Where lists and letters display excited handwriting and must be first interpreted.

We Must Ask...

We ponder if  all toys are invented, designed, approved by the jolly old boy himself with Mrs. Claus' approval.  When she gives him the nod, they are officially approved for manufacture.   Then, and just in time,  all  products are tested officially in the test play center. We're sure that's more fun. Then  carefully painted by the painting elves. And wrapped by specially-trained wrapping elves,  who select and install— wrappings with ribbons and  bows and tags. Name tags, that is.   *Every tag is printed neatly  with the  correct names of good children everywhere. Boldly printed in red ink, you say? No matter! It's Christmas! *note  Gifts, treats and  fun alike, are also included for pets of every description wherever Santa calls.

Christmas Eve nears and Santa is on the way!  Merry Christmas everyone!  **

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