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Happy Day-o to Young & Old?? OH!

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This commercial/marketing tool (aka smart advertising piece of propaganda?;))…tickles my corny-funny bone…lol:)

It always brings me a chuckle & :)…please! be assured, I Respect & LOVE Older-More-Experienced & Wiser-than-me Breathing-Fragile-Life.

(Brings back fond memories of my Grandmother.)

{BTW: am not endorsing e-trade, disrespecting the elderly…or investing in the Lieing to the Masses “Titanic”…aka the old-dieing, fast-changing commercial/political/economical landscape(s)…and current (on it’s way out/popular fluctuating flavor(s) of the moment/week/month/year) failing framework of human societyoops, getting too serious now, eh?!}

okay, okay!…(but putting my confidence/hope/faith in the above-alluded to shifting-sandy-shady places..is a (sad) joke in my POV)…

Am endorsing LAUGHTER!:)

(this was suppose to be a light/fun post)

It/commercial just strikes me as really funny!…probably because of living in FL…where many working/highly contributing Seniors abound and where “old” and its definition is “relative”…usually “old” is considered in your nineties somewhere.

Though my teens think i’m ‘old’ at 49.5. i consider 25 and younger…’kid’.

i aspire to this woman…”DJ Nana” lol:)…with my sick beats selections on my posts, eh?;)…cracking myself up as i type…

(the simple pleasures in life)…and hard work and…

to continue breathing, learning, and working is a blessing.

Age(ing) with skill is gift. 🙂

Hoping this brings You a little laugh.

@11:17 a.m. 11/15/18

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Whiston

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Choosing “well” ?! Padawan…(preparing?? to be an Outcast)…a “Whiston” wannabe…

“If his contemporaries found him overeager to sacrifice his career for the sake of principle, Whiston found his contemporaries far too ready to sacrifice any and all principle for the sake of preferment [personal advancement]–William Whiston–Honest Newtonian.

“One of Whiston’s outstanding qualities was his complete honesty.”English Versions of the Bible.

“Whiston used his scientific skills to research, ponder and draw conclusions in the world of religion. His beliefs against Trinitarianism and his belief in Primitive Christianity came from extensive reading and thinking.”—Robert Bruen, PhD.

11/14/18 @ 5:15 p.m.

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Musings of a Mother

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Peaceful Greeting(s) Fellow-Earthling(s):)

Thanks:) for making my post a part of Your day. Yes, I am a Mother…of four offspring…specifically teenagers! Some musings to follow. (My time constraints–today–do not allow for me to give the necessary attention/focus to writing all of these musings swirling in my mind. I may or may not turn this post into a series of connected content.)

From my limited-personal-point-of-view: it seems a lot of us, Earthlings, like to label/identify ourselves by our higher and/or highest values of which we feel proud…(parents or not or mature or not/younger and older alike). The parenting project/my particular parenting project is a shared endeavor with my husband of 27 years (we became parents by surprise about 8 years in)…an/one important work of mine in progress which initially seemed entailed 20 years…on average?! is one I DO NOT WANT TO FAIL!;(

Like any on the job training (kind of) position…there is learning curve and ups and downs, eh? The first kid is the guinea pig. I was the guinea pig in my family. What has helped guide this daunting process, for me, has been timeless and relevant ancient wisdom (e.g., Biblical).

In some ways, these are abnormal times in which we all live with normal parenting concerns/anxieties…aka trying to survive/thrive..do your best with what you got to work with. Do abnormal times call for unconventional or conventional parenting skills??…the parenting plan/purpose–well-adjusted, healthy-well-functioning physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually high-functioning mature, superlatively-educated, selfless, interdependent adult whom will contribute positively to community/society/brotherhood of humanity…may take longer than 20 years..eh?!;)

Seriously, at 49 years, i still have lots to learn…as Mother, Wife, Friend, Human, (etc. the uncapitalized..(pun? intended))…whatever other label(s) suit(?) me. My clothing of choice is agape love…as well as trying to dress in mildness and humility, meekness and self-control. (Writings, interactions and communications with kids and adults is like weather! You/One can be the hurricane, tornado, windstorm, rainstorm, dark cloud or ray of sunshine, rainbow, cool breeze, gentle/refreshing dew drop.)

the Doo-Wop…music to any situation…or writing…we all can add love.:) Musical tastes differ…as well as parenting styles.

IDK, may be? we all need a “monotone” message of “love” to keep humanity on happy track.

Is parenting more effective when it/(the process) is a selfless-labor-of-love?!…and not excluding tough love neither.

At times–it’s quite difficult to put your own feelings/preferences aside–as Mother–in pursuit of best interests for my child. To be an effective/good? mother means i need to be less selfish. My kids’ need to learn/grow…and say about environment/ecosystem here in Florida. I hate snakes, my kids don’t. Will i allow my hate for snakes to override/ruin their relationship with snakes?

My peculiar set of worries/anxieties…of course, the parenting course…have impacted my teens. Am trying to keep it to a minimum. Striking the balance of helping them be aware of danger of i.e. snakes (including more important concerns)…respecting…snakes, life, love, family, community…choices and consequences, etc. both positives and negatives..at the same time acknowledging, we, parents cannot take (a) kid(s) and drop him/her off at the ocean without any preparation or swimming lessons…and expect them to float and not drown nor be eaten/bitten by sharks!!

Is parenting primarily life guard?! 

So many (mind boggling?) variables can shape our parenting styles. I tend to declutter or edit (meaning i despise complicated so-called solutions to simple problems)…living and parenting, to me, boils down to learning (simply?!;)) to be less selfish everyday! When each of us, parent and child, learn to put others’ interests ahead of our own…we tend to make wiser-longer-sighted-positive choices…that benefit more than self…in the moment. (A life time is more than moments…or more moments make up a life span.)

As a spiritually-minded parent, I have always tried putting spiritual things/endeavors first…meaning also: have attempted to instill “spiritual” over material values in my kids…this excerpted reading explains some of my reasons why much better than i can articulate:

17. Why is the life of those who make no room for the Creator not truly meaningful?

17 Contrast this with what people have who, even though not being morally corrupt, make no room for the Creator in their lives. They may have the honor and the material possessions that they desire, perhaps find a measure of satisfaction in helping the needy and enjoy cultural activities and wholesome pleasures. Yet, they must admit the inescapable fact that nothing in this world has any real permanence. No one is immune to accidents, disease or death. Possessions will neither protect against these things nor can they be taken along when life ends. (Psalm 49:6-20; Ecclesiastes 5:13-15; 8:8) Well-meaning efforts to help fellow humans may come to frustration because of unfavorable circumstances. So it might well be asked: How meaningful can a life be if the ultimate future it offers is just the grave? How can it be good if it actually works against a person’s eternal future?​—Compare Ecclesiastes 1:11, 15, 18; 2:10, 11; 9:11, 12. [excerpted reading: Making the Right Choice: Choosing the Best Way of Life, Chapter 1, pp. 11-12]

Sticky note Scripture:

Do nothing out of contentiousness or out of egotism, but with humility*(or lowliness of mind) consider others superior to you, 4 as you look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3, 4)

Questions for reflections:

as parent, partner, friend, fellow-breathing-fragile-life aka human:

am i contentious or egotistical?

am i humble?

am i willing to learn from Others (including younger life and older life)…meaning do i have the mindset that Others are superior to me?

am i just looking out for my own best interests?

am i looking out for the best interests of Others?

how will being less selfish help…any/all situations/interactions/communications/relationships/circumstances??

 

11/03/18 @ 2:28 p.m.

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The Unscientific Mind

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Visibility = scientific?! = Evidence??

Invisibility = unscientific?! = No evidence??

(What!? am i talking about? Some context.)

Description of this post: (a/my goofy writing of) sarcastic/snarky view of : visibility v. invisibility (flawed logic/reasoning “apparent” therein).

I cannot see gravity (per se) so it doesn’t exist –I skydive without a parachute, oh, how i love to walk without broken bones!

I cannot see electricity (per se) so it doesn’t exist–I hand wash all my clothes, and never eat toast and my communication limited?…most of all hate talking face to person.

What’s a microwave?? I don’t worry about radiation: I eat cold food and drink lukewarm tea most days.

Air? what’s that?…am turning blue and purple?? well, my lungs cannot be breathing oxygen, correct?

 ‘Are there some things that we cannot see with our eyes but that we believe exist because there are sound reasons to do so? What about the air we breathe? We may feel it when there is a breeze. We can tell that it fills our lungs, even though we do not see it. Because we see the effects, there is good reason to believe in it, isn’t that so?’ (2) ‘And we cannot see gravityBut when we drop something we see evidence that gravity is at work. Nor do we see odors, but our nose picks them up. We cannot see sound waves, but our ears detect them. So we believe in things we cannot see—provided there is good reason to do so, isn’t that right?’  [excerpted reading: Reasoning from the Scriptures: God]

Illustration: When we see a camera, a radio, or a computer, we readily acknowledge that it must have been produced by an intelligent designer. Would it be reasonable, then, to say that far more complex things—the eye, the ear, and the human brain—did not originate with an intelligent Designer? [rs p. 147: God]

0h, i’m being unscientific?!..cause I BELIEVE IN A GOD I CANNOT SEE!🙂

i’ve read (visible) books by (invisible) authors i’ve never met…yet…

Planet Earth: When crossing a barren desert, if you came to a beautiful house, well equipped in every way and stocked with food, would you believe that it got there by some chance explosion? No; you would realize that someone with considerable wisdom built it. Well, scientists have not yet found life on any of the planets of our solar system except the earth; available evidence indicates that the others are barren. This planet is, as the book The Earth says, “the wonder of the universe, a unique sphere.” (New York, 1963, Arthur Beiser, p. 10) It is at just the right distance from the sun for human life, and it moves at just the right speed to be held in orbit. The atmosphere, of a kind found only around the earth, is made up of just the right proportion of gases to sustain life. Marvelously, light from the sun, carbon dioxide from the air, and water and minerals from fertile soil combine to produce food for earth’s inhabitants. Did it all come about as a result of some uncontrolled explosion in space? Science News admits: “It seems as if such particular and precise conditions could hardly have arisen at random.” (August 24 and 31, 1974, p. 124) The Bible’s conclusion is reasonable when it states: “Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God.”—Heb. 3:4.

men and women (myself included) write all these books, blogs, etc. to argue/prove/elevate our limited-imperfect-perspective-points (of view)… fictions? about trivialities.

May be? we need to take a break from reading fiction, and thoroughly examine/

Look at the living literature!…the “Book of Nature” …our planet, our universe, our bodies…speaking perfect, limitless volumes of Truth/evidence…albeit difficult to translate/analyze by arrogance.

Need some fresh air?

10/31/18 @ 12:10 p.m.

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