“Ah, Hope! What would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of today, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow. Susanna Moodie
Hope: Brave Earth - A view from outer space via Wikipedia
Everywhere we look there are storms brewing and spreading; in nature and man-made. Winter snowstorms here at home; families cooped up, in cabin fever mode. Explosive events in Egypt; protesters clashing, people hurt, and families worried. Flooding and cyclones in Australia; storms and strife around the globe. Global Poverty. Inequity. Futility. Shifting Comrades. Our nerves are frayed, our hearts unsettled, we wonder what our fate will be .
Across the globe there is a growing shift of power, it seems, a call for rejuvenation, a call for movement from the status quo. How do we brave the sea winds of change? How do we face our fear against the storms?
We must believe the roiling sea will calm and the storms will settle down. For it is the very law of nature, confirmed by history, that all tremors will eventually stop. We must remember our brothers and sisters around the world and support them with our goodwill efforts; hold them in our thoughts and prayers. We must hold onto hope and the promise of peace that replaces periods of peril.
For now, the golden thread that connects all humanity pulls us closer; to our collective pain. But this too will change to healing. To everything, there is a season. Happy GroundHog Day? Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow so we have six weeks to spring. Things do change. What are your thoughts? See more below*
“Here certainly is the golden maxim: Do not do to others that which we do not want them to do to us.” Confucius (551–479 B.C.)
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The Golden Rule: Who Are You Calling A Doormat and Other News…
There’s baloney and then there’s total BS; what’s the difference? I don’t know or care… What I do know is that on any given day, we get to choose our mood and how we want to respond to situations and those in it. No one can define us unless we give them permission. We get to choose what products we buy, what information we digest, who we respond to, who we ignore, and who, given the opportunity, we’d like to
smack down tell off. The Golden rule says treat others as you would like to be treated but, for some, it’s treat me as golden and then talk to the hand. Well, fershtinkiner fancy You!
Persto et Praesto – Stand Through & Stand Above - Stowe’s motto Ta! Hugh
Yes, this is motivational babe! It’s called the tough love stuff and some can handle it and others can’t, but it doesn’t change the facts or the fiction that comes with it… What the heck is she talking about you might wonder? I saw an incident in a store that gave me pause. No one should allow another to call them stupid pet names; even in jest. So, call it a vent, a kvetch, or an eye opener; the point I’m trying to make is: don’t let ANYONE treat you like a doormat ever…
Don’t even crack that door because you know the saying; act like a doormat, get treated like one. Don’t like the rules? Consider this option – The Silver Rule: “How about ‘shu’ reciprocity: never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself?” Love yourself, treat others fairly, skip the fakers and the backbiting, snarky haters and live your life because, hey — You’re it!
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