STUPID IS…

Can you finish that sentence? If not, the whole phrase is “Stupid is as stupid does.” It has a negative connotation. The premise of this thought is your wisdom is revealed by your actions. Do you think it’s true? I do, in some instances, like the photo above when the expected severe consequences of aContinue reading “STUPID IS…”

HEALING

Real healing. Hidden wounds don’t always fester in ways that are related to the harm. This goes far beyond physical illness. It’s a sickness of the soul. People are good actors and sometimes project the effects of their wounds onto other people as they claim spotlessness. Healing will not happen as long as the scabContinue reading “HEALING”

ENCOURAGEMENT

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill Behaviorists say people who listen and express an interest in the other person instead of talking about themselves are usually perceived as more likable. They also say simply smiling more has the same effect,Continue reading “ENCOURAGEMENT”

BORED

I don’t remember being bored as a kid. Living on the farm where there weren’t any other kids my age to play with, I usually found things to do outside by myself. This was when I learned how much I love animals. I had dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, a tiny turtle from Woolworths, a salamanderContinue reading “BORED”

SLOW

I struggled for quite some time during the first year of “unofficial retirement”. Many didn’t consider my job important, but it was one where I was always busy, with little time for breaks, if we got one, and usually only a 20-minute lunch. Productivity was a necessity to meet immediate and long-term schedules and goals.Continue reading “SLOW”

RAGE

Two wrongs don’t make a right. We hear that old adage but do we understand what it means? Rudeness, road rage, shopping cart rage, self-righteousness, impatience, and lack of empathy and consideration all contribute to a cloud of discontentment and sorrow. There is so much anger and despair in the world, and it feeds onContinue reading “RAGE”