IF..

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.

Peace...





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44 comments:

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.
Yvonne.

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?
Karen

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."

Lucy

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.
Nancy
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. :)
nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

April 11, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Georgina Dollface said, 

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 =)

http://tigeronmybookshelf.blogspot.com/

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. :-))

Doris

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
Corine

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,
Coreen

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.

hugs
bru

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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