Monday, April 11, 2011

If I had been prepared this post it would have been up by now, but I did not. If I knew what I was doing my life might have a better rhythm, but I do not.  If...

If the world were a nicer place we all might wear a smile, if all things were equal there would be no less fortunate. If ...

To me the most hopeful and yet detrimental word we use. Due to my lack of preparation I offer you a song. My tribute to the word "If," enjoy.

By the way we are expecting strong storms this morning, I'll visit as many of you as I can.


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Seams Inspired said, 

If I had arisen earlier, I could have left you a longer comment. ;o) Happy Monday! Hope the sun shines and you're able to hop around today. :o)

April 11, 2011 at 7:11 AM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

If is a great word. What if....is how most of my story ideas are born.

April 11, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Enjoyed your post Jules, IF must be one of the most used words around.

Thanks for your comment.

April 11, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Siv Maria said, 

You said it, IF only...

April 11, 2011 at 8:06 AM  
Ella said, 

Great post, so much emotion attached to one tiny word~ Be safe; I hope you have a great day. Imagine if, it was a gorgeous day...what would you do?

April 11, 2011 at 8:06 AM  
li said, 

Reminds me also of 'If' by Pink Floyd. I lump 'if' with 'regret', usually sad words for me. Storms everywhere today, be safe and watchful.

April 11, 2011 at 8:12 AM  
Wanda said, 

Can't believe I didn't think of the word if. So much hinges on it.

April 11, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Stay safe, Jules. We had similar topics today, eh?

April 11, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Josh Hoyt said, 

Only if is probably one of the saddest things we can say. This of course is different than just if which still has a here and now feel to it whereas only if is past. Past mistakes. I like the word if on its own because it gives us something to work for. If I do .... then ...

April 11, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
floweringmama said, 

Good morning! If only I had mailed out my bills instead of doing bill pay through my bank, I wouldn't have been on hold the last 17 minutes and 12 seconds trying to do a stop payment. Sigh.

Stay safe, it's looking rather murky here.

April 11, 2011 at 9:39 AM  
Lucy Adams said, 

In the words of the Scarecrow, "if I only had a brain."


April 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

If is a scary word. It means I think I can or could do something about the situation! :) Stay safe! We had some CRAZY storms here the other night. Hail and thunder and wind, Oh, my! Yup - that kind of storm.

April 11, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
RosieC said, 

If is a pretty horrid word. The worst word for me is "should". I should have....

How are those storms treating you?Luckily the worst of the lightning/thunder's already passed us, but it sure as hell woke me up this morning!

April 11, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Jingle said, 

if, key word....

what if I miss your post, I would not be able to comment and read...

what if the internet is down, ...

insightful take on I.

April 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Manzanita said, 

Preparation or not, your posts are always delightful. Your imagination takes over. Hey, another "I" word.

April 11, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Shannon O'Donnell said, 

"If" is the perfect choice! I hope your weather doesn't get too bad. Stay safe. :-)

April 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Glynis said, 

Catching up on your blog. Great posts thanks. Thanks for the music, and stay safe in the storm.

April 11, 2011 at 12:27 PM  
Ann said, 

As my Grand-dad used to say:
If is an obstacle that stands in your way and if it wasn't for if you'd be happy today.

This always makes me smile when I remember it. Hope it makes you smile too.

Hope the storms have passed and all are well.

April 11, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

If is a great word for "I" post! My thoughts are with you- I hope you are safe through the storms Jules!

April 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM  
Julie said, 

Hi Jules! I'm stopping in from the Z-A Challenge and I love your blog. Very creative post. Hope the storms are not too severe where you are!

April 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

If...what a great word and also an annoying one. We use it to play the what if game. Lyle used it to write a song. Small children use to drive the adults insane. And you used it to describe your life. Great word regardless.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

April 11, 2011 at 1:25 PM  
nutschell said, 

Reminds me of that song by Bread called "If". It was my favorite song to play on my guitar way back in high school. :)

April 11, 2011 at 1:59 PM  

Those "if's" are always tripping me up. The "when I finally"s aren't any better.
Hope you are safe from the storm today and don't have to go out in it. - G

April 11, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
Tiger85 said, 

Great post. If, I use this word a lot in my thoughts. LOL =)


April 11, 2011 at 2:55 PM  
Ciara said, 

Stay safe with the storms.
I'm a fellow A-Z challenger and new follower. :)

April 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM  
Tammy said, 

You're right--I never thought about what a powerful little word that is!

April 11, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
Liz P said, 

If....I didn't have to go to work everyday, my novel would be done by now!

Hope you made it through those storms!

April 11, 2011 at 6:22 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

The biggest little work in the whole wide world!

April 11, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said, 

I hope you're safe, Jules.

Thanks for stopping by. Your comment was cute. I'll tell you, that was a real situation. It happened to me years ago, with a psychotic female resident. Part two of the story is that staff reported later that the woman had said "I'm gonna kill Doris" :-O

Good thing she no longer recognized me--and I had to transfer her to another facility. :-))


P.S. Have you seen Jules? LOL

April 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Hey, this works! Happy Monday KY friend! :)

April 11, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Tracy said, 

Yeah, If only I could win the lottery...If only I hadn't eaten that ice cream!


April 11, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Corine said, 

PS. If only I had time to read more posts and knew why a storm might affect you. Are you on the water? I hope you are safe! :o :D

April 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM  
Lisa Ricard Claro said, 

Don't sell "if" short! "If" creates story ideas...IF I crossed my eyes and they got stuck that way...IF a ghost started writing my blog in my absence...IF aliens landed their space ship in my back yard...I kinda like it, the word "if!"

April 11, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Dawn Embers said, 

Excellent choice. If can have so many meanings and you are right that it's both hopeful and detrimental. If can create a story as a writer uses an If statement to spark an idea. Or the If can make a writer feel like giving up entirely. Good post.

April 11, 2011 at 11:12 PM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

Great song to go with a post that sums up so exactly how I feel this week so far. And it's only the beginning. Hope the storms aren't too bad.

April 12, 2011 at 3:02 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

'If' is a very powerful word at times now isn't it?! If I had stopped working on the house I'm trying to sell the past few weeks, I would have visited my friends more often and commented more. Sorry... I sure hope you are having a better day and your world is full of Smiles very, very soon!!

Take care, Jules!! XOXO
Big HUG,

April 12, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Debbie said, 

These spring storms have been brutal. Hope you are doing well.

April 12, 2011 at 1:32 PM  
SweetMarie83 said, 

So many people play the "if" game - if only this would happen, life would be better, I'd be happier, etc etc and it can be a very dangerous game that leads to bitterness and resentment. As a writer, I think I need the "if" - what if this happened or what if a character did this instead of this, etc.

April 12, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

If I had a boat right now, it would probably sink.

That's the kind of day it's been ;0(

April 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
February Grace said, 

If is most dangerous I find when used in combination with 'only'.

Though those two words are sometimes the only thing that can give you hope. At least, me, anyway.


April 12, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said, 

If. I like your choice for the letter "i." If I was less of a dreamer, maybe more of my dreams would come true. BUT we need dreams they drive us forward...

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