Most lives are spent waiting. Waiting for dreams to manifest, for trouble to end, and for life to be happy. Golden Zen reflects on the brillance of the NOW and the winks we receive from our Source to remind us we possess it all. Golden Zen is practical and mystical, instructive and reflective. You are my invited guest.

I love Fridays. 

Since most people embrace Friday’s as the let your hair down, wear jeans, don’t brush your teeth day, I have decided that until I think differently, Friday should be a playful day at Goldenzen.

Thus the new series: Friday Fiascos.  I plan to spoof a few of you, so be prepared!

Now to today’s theme:

Yesterday I visited the DEEP FRIAR for some tips on how to increase my traffic with great posts that are sure to please a crowd.  When I saw the subject line, I knew that post was perfect for me!
After all, who doesn’t want to have crowds of people all jumping over one another, just to be where you are.  So – I dived in.  ( Silly me.  What am I thinking: the Friar is known for always getting people in trouble!)

He gave a few examples of things.  Kinda boring goodie too-shoe things like:

1. Thank people for linking their love to you.  Okay, next…
2. Thank people who linked their love to someone who loved you when you were not yet in love.  WHAT?

3. So far…well, Whatever!
4. Ah, then came #4- “Write an open letter to a loved one, and watch the Kleenex fly.”
So I thought to give that one a whirl:
A letter to a loved one:
Dear John,
I have posted your blogging just about long enough and you and I don’t twitter anymore. I used to Digg you and find you but now, I think you need to get Linkedin to someone else’s blog and ask them to get implanted stats.
Yours truly,

Kleenex anyone?????

Come on it’s Friday, show us what you got!  Write a letter to a love one in the comments below.  It has been a tumultuous week in the “real world.”  We need to create some fiascos of our own.

 I will have Kleenex ready for handouts.

In the Joy of the Moment

PS. THANK YOU to Deep Friar who so warmly welcomed my irreverant rant and tolerated my perhaps twisted version of his most thoughtful post.


Comments on: "Friday Fiascos: Sad Sob Stories Get Attention" (20)

  1. harmony testing comments.

  2. Kleenex is one of those useful items it makes sense to keep up your sleeve. You never know when such a thing will come in handy!

    Blessings and thanks for your inspiring reflections!

  3. Oh, please, spoof away! This is a BRILLIANT idea!


  4. Hi Harmony. This is a test. I have tried 3 times to submit my comment. Let’s see if this “no comment” get’s through.

    PS. this is not my love letter.

  5. OK, it worked. So I’m retyping my real comment.

    So, Harmony…. Who’s John? 🙂 What fun with puns! I love this.

    Dear Jack… Nicholson, that is. My Loving Pulse races every time I see you, thanks to 7P Productions. Follow my Attraction Mind Map through the Jungle of Life to the Urban Panther’s Lair and let’s get Natural.

  6. I’ve tried to include the links to these above 5 blogs I mentioned and for some weird reason, when I do, my comment is not accepted.

    Perhaps they will drop by here and leave their link behind.

    Ok, I’m done.

  7. Davina is so sweet to write to me to ask me to post the link to my post here

    Well, a couple of my readers have confessed to shedding tears over this article.

    Hope my comment gets through!

  8. ^/> Rita, careful what you wish for. 🙂

    ^/> Liara, I haven’t seen you for a long time. Thanks for dropping by.

    ^/> Davina – finally. You know I think WordPress does not allow links in the comments…to protect against spamming. I am so tickled that you would try so hard. THANK YOU.

  9. Mark Salinas said:

    Nice site! Good read!

  10. Awesome spoof! Your Dear John letter was quite clever. I’m looking forward to more Friday Fiascos 😉

  11. @Harmony

    Thanks for the link love.

    But regarding:

    “He gave a few examples of things. Kinda boring goodie too-shoe things…”

    ” Thank people who linked their love to someone who loved you when you were not yet in love. WHAT?”

    SURELY, you don’t think there was no deliberate tongue-in-cheek here…

    SURELY, you dont’ think that there wasn’t the slightest bit of leg-pulling when I wrote this post…


  12. This was a fun read Harmony!

    And…Davina, thanks for “including” me in your letter – a “dear Jack” letter – I’m honored!

  13. ^/> Melissa – coming from you – I am so impressed with myself.

    ^/> Okay now Mr. Friar…you don’t think we believe you do you???? 🙂

    ^/> Now Lance, are you thanking me only to get linked to Davina’s link love? Shame.

  14. Dear Lion,

    The week starts in ‘Harmony’ with a ‘GoldenZen’ sunrise. After ‘6weeks’, the ‘Urbane Lion’s Den’ is finally set up. My ‘Loving Pulse’ races, ‘Light Beckons’, and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ I yell ‘Let’s Live Forever’.

    Love Panther

  15. UP – Some people just can’t resist!!!! 🙂

  16. @Harmony – ya, I know. I admit it, I am one of those people. *giggle* But did it make you cry?

  17. davinahaisell said:

    @ that was great Panther… I’m glad your Loving Pulse is racing 🙂

  18. I was just thinking how much I love the open letter idea. I recall back during university, I had a friend who was upset that her boyfriend dumped her. She wrote a letter, expressing herself openly about that. I do not know if she sent it, but that cathartic experience cleansed her soul.

    Everyone has their own personal guidance system. This is the emotions. Knowing you have such a full-proof system does not mean you interpret your feelings correctly in in ways that always serve you. No matter where you are, you are who you are, whether you deny it, ifnore it or permit yourself to feel. As you read those patterns of thought, you gain indispensible insight into yourself.

  19. goldenzen said:


    YES! However the letter above may not have so deep an application. 🙂 THANK YOU for your thoughts and taking the time to comment.

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