Perspective

Kindle Kindness

I’m feeling plenty of pain, stress, and suffering in the world around me and it makes me want to respond. So I am challenging myself (and of course, you too!) to start this week with a mindset and purpose of kindling tiny flames of kindness. I suspect that no matter what personal situations have you …

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Feel or Flee?

Same four letters – two different outcomes. When we notice an emotional state that’s uncomfortable, we have two choices; FEEL the feelings or FLEE the feelings. As in most of life, there is not a single solution for every situation. There will be situations when allowing the feelings to flow freely could result in catastrophic …

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Perspective

“What you see and what you hear depends a good deal on where you are standing.”         -C. S. Lewis (The Magician’s Nephew) In both literal and figurative ways, ‘where you are standing’ matters. It can change what you see or hear. Here are a few images that have interesting perspectives: We …

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Worrious?

On my way to the car this morning I noticed a nasturtium bud in the window box on the porch. The pointed flower-to-be, poised on the end of it’s gracefully curved ‘neck’ looked oddly like a creature in a scary sci-fi movie. Perhaps you can guess which one. I smirked as I continued to the …

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Who Says?

Who says who you are? Well frankly, technically, lots of people can name you, label you, try to define or identify you. We tend to do that to people whenever we speak… “This guy on the bus… My friend called the other day… Somebody said that… Everybody knows that… Diabetics have more…” But the labels …

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TODAY

TODAY Today represents many things to many people, and many different things, to be sure! For instance, today in 1931 Max Knoll and Ernst Ruska invented the electron microscope which allowed a resolution of 50 nanometers (billionths of a meter.) And speaking of billionths, Mattel claims to have sold over one billion Barbie dolls since …

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I Think I Can

I Think I Can On this date in 1938 the Mallard steam engine was built and for the first time allowed train passengers to travel at speeds over 100 mph! These sleek blue steamers would eventually set a record speed of 126 mph. Like so many feats throughout the course of human history, traveling that …

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