(some of us miss the tree cause of the forest.)
or some of us ignore the tree cause of the forest!
yeah, congnizant of the forest, but not minimizing any tree making up the forest.
6/8/17 @ 7:34…
and some of us pick up all the details like “accountants”…trying to add it all up…figure everything out in this life…(IDK, have i passed all my (compassion) tests?? and pop quizzes?! of endurance, strength, intelligence, patience, obivously–no need to be said, i’m no wonder woman and my bracelets are only gifts of silver!) while singing a merry tune (positive attitude)..”row, row, row, your boat–gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a….”
nightmare! (realistically speaking)…
so don’t fall asleep! (spiritual vigilance)
or ya, might get caught like a fish, eh?;)
(some of us are good at making something out of nothing or nothing out of something. Or chasing after nothing and trying to hold on to something.)
yep, that’s it for this Thursday morning rambling!
Tiny instruments called geolocators were attached to a number of birds. About the weight of a paper clip, these amazing devices revealed that some terns flew an average of 56,000 miles (90,000 km) on the round-trip—the longest animal migration known. One bird flew nearly 60,000 miles (96,000 km)! [Awake! 2017 No. 4 excerpt]
Never Give UP!!…the seemingly impossible IS possible (with the Divine mind behind the design (aka God)!)!
of course, one may have to be willing to Go the Distance and follow an indirect path (aka an Arctic (Tern) Attitude)…:)
? (aka IDK) may be a tad of an over-achiever (ah)…(insert my accent)…daily intentions don’t mean (=) always equate daily definites…but i will look on the bright side…though i’m NOT afraid of teh dark.
there’s always the moon & stars
(Nevah Giving UP!!)
tired talkers don’t care about spelling and gramma..(Yes, DUH!:) i care about my grandmother RIP)
a friend told me this illustration to cheer me up one day…something about needlepoint and all the work involved and all the pretty colored thread…and from one side… the top, it looks beautiful/organized, etc…turn it over, the bottom…the thread is chaos/knots and a mess.
the process…work in progress…stitching the stitches
High vantage point…big pic
(and NO! i am not going to sit here an elaborate, explain the meaning of this post/ i am not gonna waste my time or yours…well, IF there is a yours…no presumptions about readers, huh?)
(what do you drink?..usually?…NOT a drinker!) but
not afraid…what can man do to me? (throw sticks and stones, etc.)
(or not do to me)?
this aging-dying body/(yet growing-renewing-living mind)
this warm blooded (and warm hearted? so, i’ve been told)
figuratively and literally. (amazing what bloodless mind surgery can accomplish…opening minds to learn/live/change aka compassion education)
don’t want blood (anybody’s) on my hands…or somebody’s/anybody’s precious-sacred-life-liquid running through my veins.
(how does that make me a murderer?…)
that’s what i’ve been called vehemently/loudly!…because i refuse to accept blood. (but i don’t refuse the best possible/research/evidenced-based non-blood medical treatment) (no, i’m not sick…was asked hypotheticals)
usually…harsh words i don’t let stick…(you know: sticks and stones may break my bones, but names never hurt me…(too much))
i would shut up more or be more quiet..IF i really cared about how most people think of me/judge me…
for being a different thinker/doer/believer…
i’m not trying to defend myself…(just coping through writing this i guess)
not trying to call the fellow-fragile-life…a not nice name…just feel bad that this person…(a stranger to me really) thinks that…(comes to that conclusion)
it hit my compassion nerve!… for someone who “tries” (not saying succeeds)…the best i can..everyday to be as loving, compassionate and kind/forgiving…to not hurt/step on any fellow fragile life in any way…including what some call “pests” aka bugs…for me…being called a “murderer” cuts pretty deep: OUCH!! (i try hard “not to take” things personally..the good or the bad. Strive to keep emotional neutrality/balance.)
No, i will not donate blood nor transfuse..i just know/firmly believe there are healthier/better choices i can make to prolong life. It’s a spiritual health choice first than a physical health choice second. (i wish, in that “brief” conversation, i was able to effectively explain why blood is too sacred, to me, to consume for any reason…i would rather die myself than take somebody’s precious blood.) It’s hard for some to understand that…i understand that. (May be ? for them blood is their only hope.)
What other man is like Job,Who drinks up derision like water? (Job 34:7)
commentary/highlights on this verse excerpted (w 06)
How was Job like a man “who drinks up derision like water”? In his distressed state, Job was inclined to take the ridicule of his three visitors as directed toward him, although they were really speaking against God. (Job 42:7) Thus, he was taking in derision like someone who drinks water with enjoyment.
(4/7/14@1:22a.m.)..p.s.oops, VERY tired..wrote/published this 4/5/16 early email@example.com…
p.p.s. double oopses!-lol:)..yes, today is May 5, 2016…right??..see what i mean about “trying”..;)
saying the same words over and over again…forced prayer??
writing the same sentences over and over again…forced speeches??
thinking the same thoughts over and over again…forced programming??
(words without actions mean what? nothing!!…a bunch of “dead” words? on dead pages?)
dancing the same dances over and over and over again…contrived “chore”-ography?…aka chants of freedom/moves of a prisoner (stretching in a box cell).
for some of us…relief is hope (or death) or new music.
still singing the same songs…(most of humanity that is)
PLEASE…i’m so sick of the torturous monotony…(don’t cry for me.)
Do Ya got it?! (aka understand?)
…don’t need your (man’s) approval..(believe it!) cause i got the beat! -lol 🙂
(The music of) life is both in our control and outta our control…simultaneously plays on and on and on…
A Bible proverb states: “If you become discouraged in times of trouble, your strength will be meager.” (Proverbs 24:10, footnote) The implication is clear: Attitude makes a difference. People who succumb to negativity relinquish the little control they still have, while those with a positive mind-set often summon the strength to put themselves back in the driver’s seat.
HAS your life been taken over by a chronic illness? a divorce? the loss of a loved one? When confronted with unchangeable circumstances, you may feel unable to do anything but wish your situation would change. How can you regain control of your life?
Focus on what you can control. For example, you may not have full control over your health, but can you exercise, eat healthful food, and get sufficient rest?
Clarify what you would like to accomplish in life. Break it down into small steps. Try to spend at least a little time each day working toward your goals.
Do tasks, even small ones, that give you a sense of control. Clean the kitchen table, and wash the dishes. Dress neatly. Do the most important tasks first thing in the morning.
Look at the possible benefits of your circumstances. For example, does your situation give you greater insight into ways of coping with difficulties? Can you use this insight to help others? (excerpted AWAKE! July 2015)
“I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances.”—Paul’s words at Philippians 4:11, footnote
If you are in limited circumstances, be on guard against becoming resentful, even filled with bitterness and envy. On the other hand, whatever material possessions you may have, it would be wise to assign them a proper place in life so that they do not become a master over you. As the apostle Paul admonished, by all means rest your hope, “not on uncertain riches, but on God, who furnishes us all things richly for our enjoyment.” If you do that, then you too can say that you have learned the secret of self-sufficiency.—1 Timothy 6:17-19. (excerpted: Learning the Secret of Self-Sufficiency W03)
(Who’s Your Master?)
SOS aka Same Old Stuff..(help is (also) self-sufficiency/contentment)
“I have learned, in whatever circumstances I am, to be self-sufficient. . . . In everything and in all circumstances I have learned the secret of both how to be full and how to hunger, both how to have an abundance and how to suffer want.”—Philippians 4:11, 12.
The long (or the short) introduction to literacy…alphabet song:
a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k ,l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s,t,u, v, w, x, y, z
now i know my abc’s, next time? won’t you sing with me? -lol:)
yeah, that’s the beginning: knowing your abc’s, huh?
What do an artist and a cleaner have in common??.. the street(s) they walk (along in life)? (among other things, of course)!:)
Don’t U feel UP -lifted reading “good” news?…i do 2!..(please, check out the excerpted good news article below read)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—In November 2014, Svetlana Nemchinova, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, found an envelope on the street containing 6,000 euros (over $6,800 U.S.). After a lengthy search for the owner, she was able to return the money. Ms. Nemchinova’s altruism was reported on television, the radio, and in several online news articles.
Ms. Nemchinova is a street cleaner in the city of Vologda, approximately 450 kilometers (280 mi) northeast of Moscow. While on the job, she noticed a plain envelope. Looking inside, she discovered a large sum of money. Although Ms. Nemchinova and her three children live modestly in a 12-square-meter (129 sq ft) apartment, she states: “I didn’t even think of keeping the money. Right away I thought about the person who surely was feeling terrible.”
In an effort to find the owner, Ms. Nemchinova first posted an announcement on nearby buildings. When no one responded, Ms. Nemchinova took the money to a nearby bank, since the envelope of money contained a receipt with the bank’s name on it. The bank determined that the money belonged to Pavel Smirnov. After making several attempts to contact Mr. Smirnov, the bank was finally able to inform him that Ms. Nemchinova found his money.
An article published in the Russian newspaper Premier states: “Svetlana does not see anything outstanding in her actions. She is a religious person and regularly reads the Bible.” Ms. Nemchinova further explained to Premier that her actions were a result of applying what is often called the Golden Rule from Matthew 7:12: “All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them.”
Mr. Smirnov, an artist who invented a special composition of paint, had been saving the money to purchase specialized equipment to further his research of dye structures. “Words cannot express how thankful I am to Svetlana,” stated Mr. Smirnov. “After what Svetlana did, your faith in people is restored. There is only one thing left to say: ‘There is a God!’”
What do U and i have in common? (2 letters in the alphabet?-lol:) of the same language: human! 🙂 Whether we’re talking You (u) or me (i) or a or z…first letter or last letter of the alphabet or the last letter or the first letter…or the 12th and 13th (we’re not “truly” talking number/rank/position of letters) because when writing w-o-r-d-s with l.e.t.t.e.r.s… all the letter orders/positions/ranks constantly change/fluctuate and therefore, have no numerical/estimation/value/digit-meaning…it’s only when the letters unite/cooperate “together to form” a word/harmonize sound/spell anything …e.g., LOVE…or FORGIVENESS or THANKS or COMPASSION…do letters (or is it humans?) really matter/have true value/appreciation/worth/power for good! Compassion Literacy Transcends! And is practiced like language everyday…on any street/any place in the world where (compassion literacy is expressed) actions speak louder than any alpha (1st letter in Greek alphabet)!!:)