CHAPTER 2013 page 19 of 365 Peace, Strength and Courage
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Sometimes when one is going through a struggling time (personal/work relationships, financial hardship, employment opportunities, or general turmoil) one must stand in the mirror and ask the following question…
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What pot am I stirring that I need to put the lid on and step away from? What ingredients (belittling, jealousy, loathing, degrading, backbiting, self-righteousness, gossip, superiority, envy, greed) might I be contributing via pouring and spewing, that “ain’t” none of my business? At some point you must ask yourself, “am I part of the problem or part of the solution” (this does not require a rocket scientist brain)?
Maybe it’s time you bake up something of your own creation. Something with a little less negativity and a lot more positivity toward life and the lives you’ve been blessed to touch. Cease being up in the “mix” of everything with everybody and focus on your own success and the business you need to handle today and tomorrow.
A smile crosses my face as I write this blog, recounting the exchange between my five-year old g-baby and I today on the staircase. Upon returning from his Kardio class I instructed him to remove his shoes and to carry them and place them by the stairs.
I wanted the shoes up stairs for convenience and practicality. His mom picks him up and uses the main door and our shoes were wet from the snow. We enter through the garage, remove our shoes and I did not want him tracking through the house. So when I asked him to take his shoes upstairs it should have been a simple request
It seemed to me that my request was “simple” and very clear, but what followed gave me great pause.
The child proceeded up the stairs and when I turned to ask him if he had removed his shoes as requested, he attempted to push pass me and go up the stairs. Now, this is where it gets sticky. You may have guessed that as his grand…I am taller, stronger and possess far more character than he has acquired in his mere five years of life…apparently he did not get the memo. Read the rest of this entry »
I am now convinced that there are different variations of love that can exist between people.
There is the love that a mother has for a child nurturing, endearing, maternal.
There is the love that exist between friends. Strictly plutonic, but close, warm, and yet affectionate.
Then there is the love that manifests between lovers. That love can range from surface deep to passionate and bridling with flames.
Love can serve as an addiction like no other, it can wind you up so tight, that breathing is not an option and insanity is the desired remedy.
When I consider the love between a man and a woman; such as my husband and I…I glow with warmth and happiness from the inside out and back again. I am mesmerized, by the strength that he pours into me and where many must substitute sex and/or material artifacts we insert our shared laughter from jokes.
Being playful keeps us young and our laughter keeps us sane.
Yes, there are varying types of love and I am fortunate to have found the magical never ending kind.