“What we see depends mainly
on what we look for.”
Whatever we are looking for we need to understand that how we look at it will probably determine what we think of it. If we see something we think is pretty we will like it but if we think it is ugly we won’t. If someone agrees with what we say we think they are wise if they don’t we think they aren’t. This is especially true when it comes to politics. Your party is right the other is wrong. Your candidate is perfect theirs is not.
We need to remember that there is more to words and actions then what we see. It is important to take some time and think before we judge others. It is important to listen, really listen with intent, before we speak. And when we have something to say to consider our words before we voice them and our actions before we move in any direction.
Today we have a new President. You may or may not like who he is or what his thoughts and plans are for the future. But remember if we only look for what we won’t like and don’t look at what is actually happening we may miss what needs to be seen and heard be it good or bad.
Those are my thoughts. What do you think?
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“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
Martin Luther King,Jr.
This is something to be thought about seriously.
It is not enough to want peace.
It is something that often takes hard work.
We don’t have to agree with everyone.
We don’t have like what they say or how they say it.
But we must remember actions speak louder than words.
If actions are not peaceful then peaceful words are meaningless.
I wonder what Jack and Teddy are talking about? Usually they ignore each other or chase and wrestle each other. But yesterday they spent a good bit of time communicating in their feline way. Seemed to be an interesting conversation for awhile then they settled down for naps.
“A man is happy so long as
he chooses to be happy.”
I agree with Alexander! Life has its ups and downs. Sometimes we soar high and sometimes we are in a deep pit. If we are in a pit just wallowing there and don’t do what we can to climb up and out we will remain miserable. I know I spend time in the pit on occasion. One thing I know for sure is that I really don’t like being there. And I know that it takes hard work to get back on firm ground, often really hard work.
The thing about hard work is that it develops muscle and agility and fortitude. That’s good because we all have problems and troubles. It takes courage and strength to face those things and and to not allow them to be the deciding factor of our attitude and how we live our lives.
Maybe the best thing that we get from the hard work
is that we can soar even higher!
Really a mob storming the Capitol? I don’t understand why people go to such extremes when they don’t agree with something. I can understand a peaceful demonstration but violence? All this is showing me is that sometimes follow the leader is a stupid game.
That’s all from me for today. I feel a rant coming on and that would put me in the ranks of the storming mob. So, see you another day. A calm peaceful day, hopefully.
The most important decision you will ever make
is to be in a good mood.
I have to agree with with Voltaire. We have a choice. We can be in a good mood or a bad mood. Oh, I know sometimes things get us down or don’t go our way. Happens to me more than I like and when the mood is bad I sometimes dwell in it for awhile. But I don’t like being miserable! So, I make the decision to shake off that ugliness and get on with my good old ditzy life.
I am talking about everyday bad moods not the moods that happen when there is loss, sorrow, grief, heartache…those things need to be felt and acknowledged…they are not bad moods they are major life happenings. Major life happenings need time and care to come to terms with over time.
But bad moods…just a waste of time!