Celebrate the journey……

In Other Words

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road
and celebrate the journey”
Barbara Hoffman

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Frailties and imperfections…

In Other Words

“All have their frailties and whoever looks for a friend 
without imperfections will never find what he seeks.”
Cyrus the Great

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Attention and generosity…

The quote for this weeks
In Other Words

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”
Simone Weil

On first reading I totally agreed with this quote then I thought about it some and now I agree but with reservations.  Maybe I am being cynical in my thinking but not all attention is pure or generous.  Often it is mean-spirited and ugly causing embarrassment, unhappiness, and pain.  We just have to look at the news programs and reality shows to see that not all attention is good.

Young children and teens who receive love and guidance and encouragement know the generosity of attention.  However, too many children have inappropriate and abusive attention given them. The elderly who are visited and given love and respect know the generosity of attention.  But those who are cheated by unscrupulous people and spoken to as if they are children know the dark side of attention. Those who are ill or disabled who are cared for and included in not only the special occasions of life but in ordinary everyday life have the generous attention of others.  Yet many are laughed at and teased by others whose attentions are not pure and generous.

Perhaps if I had the context of the quote I would completely agree but as it stands I do not.  I would like it better if the quote was, “Loving attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”  But then maybe the attention I have given this quote is not generosity in its rarest and purest form.

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Attention is generosity…

In Other Words

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”
Simone Weil

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The problem is…

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“Lots of people talk to animals. Not many listen, though. That’s the problem.”
Benjamin Hoff

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Get acquainted…In Other Words

In Other Words

“I do know my own mind. The trouble is my mind changes and then
I have to get acquainted with it all over again.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery

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It takes courage…In Other Words

In Other Words

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are
ee cummings

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