It happened quite suddenly. The feeling that the Moth, (Man of the House), and I are becoming a bit.... old. I shouldn't be surprised, as this feeling isn't really that new. I first felt like this, when I turned thirty years old. How silly was I then? But of course, 30-year-olds don't always have any… Continue reading Getting Old
Weekly Quotes "There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust." - Klaus Balkenhol "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." --Ralph Waldo… Continue reading Leadership
De liefde kent vlek nog gebrek. When you are in love you do not see any faults or shortcomings. (ie. Love makes you blind)Dutch proverb from from Gerard Oosterman Although it never gets better, the grief that comes with heartache adn loss, does get more manageable with time. Time can be a wonderful great healer.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Heartbreak
"Do you think Frank needs a job?" "No wonder Lucy doesn't present well, her clothes are so old-fashioned." "You should take more care with your car." How often do we hear judgemental comments about others, analysing what folks should or shouldn't do? These comments or suggestions are often negative and critical in nature. Making a… Continue reading Be Less Judgmental
"No I don’t need anger management. You need to stop pissing me off."https://www.coolnsmart.com/annoying_people_quotes/ You are having a difficult day, right? The sales assistant in a local store refuses to do what you need them to do and you're running late, that new work colleague continues to micro manages every aspect of your work, (despite the… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Annoying People
Guilty feelings are different from shameful feelings, although they can overlap. How do you deal with guilt or guilt manipulation by others in your circle? How have you reached acceptance?
How do you deal with guilty feelings or guilt manipulation from others?
And, how do you view safety and growth?
Can these qualities operate simultaneously or are they oppositional?
I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader.
Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned.
Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
This week I present a Native American proverb and several quotes examining emotions and values and prejudice. What is your opinion of the advice inherent in these famous words? Do they give us any guidance for our life? Proverbial Friday at Something to Ponder About
Every Friday I post a proverb, saying or quote I found thought provoking and discuss possible interpretations. Join in the discussion. What do you have to say?
It's there in the belly, it sits like a stone,
hard, heavy and dragging them down.
There can only be one thing more nightmarish than hell itself, and that is to lose a child to suicide. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that a young life is lost. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that the person has felt such emptiness and despair. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that someone could feel so lacking in hope, consumed with mental pain and anguish that this was even considered an option. And yet for their own family, who are left somehow to pick up the pieces, the consequences of this act can be so viscerally devastating, it is akin to a nightmare without end. Is it a selfish act? An aberrant impulse? A distorted or dysfunctional thought?
Do you sometimes feel misunderstood, or like you just don't fit in? Is socializing painful or something you avoid? Is mixing at a party or large group a torturous experience? If so, you could be suffering from social anxiety? People suffering with this are often introverted by nature and feel that they are constantly being… Continue reading Do You Fit In? Anxiety, Emotions and Friends