Posted in In Other Words, someone said, Uncategorized, whatever!

“Books may well be…

In Other Words

“Books may well be the only true magic.”
Alice Hoffman

Use the quote or the author as inspiration;
post a story…fiction or non-fiction,
a poem, a commentary, opinion or a picture.
Or use any word from the quote as a starting point.
Just write!
Somewhere in your post add a link to In Other Words.
Click on the blue frog below and add your link so others can visit you.
The link is open from Wednesday until the following Tuesday.

Posted in In Other Words, someone said, Uncategorized, whatever!

Unique parts and purposes…

“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.”
Marianne Williamson

Yes, I believe we are beings with unique parts to play. I think there are many basic reasons for our being here that are common to all of us.  I also believe that there is a reason for each of us that is a paramount purpose, something that is ours alone to accomplish.

I think we are here to love and be loved, to work, contribute, and serve to make the world a woman-1195276_640safe, healthy, peaceful home for all. How we do this is determined by our skills and abilities, education and beliefs, dreams and aspirations. Some may do many things and others may have few accomplishments. Some may make big important discoveries or inventions and others may live quiet unassuming lives that seem small in comparison. But all of us are needed in some way.

As for our paramount purpose, it may be of major importance for all the people of the world or for just one person. Some may know what their purpose is and some may not. Some might know the what and when and where and who of their purpose, however, I believe most do not know. What we know or don’t know doesn’t matter. We could accomplish our assigned task early in life or on the last day of our life. I doubt anyone leaves this earth without fulfilling their purpose.

I know what my basic responsibilities are,
but do I know what my principal purpose is?
Nope, haven’t a clue!
Do you know yours?

In Other Words
Click here to see what the quote inspired others to write.

Image:pixabay

Posted in In Other Words, someone said, Uncategorized, whatever!

“Each of us has…

In Other Words

“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.”
Marianne Williamson

Use the quote or the author as inspiration;
post a story…fiction or non-fiction,
a poem, a commentary, opinion or a picture.
Or use any word from the quote as a starting point.
Just write!
Somewhere in your post add a link to In Other Words.
Click on the blue frog below and add your link so others can visit you.
The link is open from Wednesday until the following Tuesday.

Posted in In Other Words, someone said, Uncategorized, whatever!

Truth is best…

In Other Words…what I say

“Wanting to be liked can get in the way of truth.”
Delia Ephron

shield-492996_640

We all want to be liked for sure
and sometimes truth gets lost
when we are less than pure.
One day we will be caught
if we insist on the lie
and all will be for naught.
If we stray from where we started
in the land of reality and truth
our return will be as broken-hearted.
So, leave the lies behind you
with the empty wanting
and know friendship true.

In Other Words
Click here to see what the quote inspired others to write.

Posted in In Other Words, someone said, Uncategorized, whatever!

Wanting to be…

In Other Words

“Wanting to be liked can get in the way of truth.”
Delia Ephron

Use the quote or the author as inspiration;
post a story…fiction or non-fiction,
a poem, a commentary, opinion or a picture.
Or use any word from the quote as a starting point.
Just write!
Somewhere in your post add a link to In Other Words.
Click on the blue frog below and add your link so others can visit you.
The link is open from Wednesday until the following Tuesday.

Posted in In Other Words, someone said, Uncategorized, whatever!

People and work…

In Other Words prompt

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired
and paid just enough money not to quit.”
George Carlin

I will have to say this has been me at times.  I have had jobs I really didn’t like and really didn’t work that hard at, just enough to keep the job.  Those were jobs that were just a paycheck, usually not much of a paycheck,  and nothing more. I clocked in and did the work and clocked out.

There were also some jobs that the pay was decent and the work was challenging  but not all that interesting that I stayed not because I was happy but because I got paid a good wage. It is a miserable way to live and I am glad to not be in that place anymore.

IMAG00252Now I work because I want to not because I have to. I work just three days a week and they are short days, not eight hours. I like what I do and I’m fine being there but it is also good to know I can leave whenever I want.

I guess I agree with George’s assessment of the workforce. I think people have the attitude they do about work because there is little freedom for creativity and too many hours of boring tedious repetitive tasks that never end. There is also too often a great divide between the employers and employees. There are lines that are not to be crossed and maybe they should be. Maybe the biggest thing now is that there is little security or loyalty and lots of uncertainty in the workplace today. I think people have probably been saying this since the dawn of time clocks and paychecks.

In Other Words
Click here to see what the quote inspired others to write.