Yòng zhōngwén fēnxī
What is there to analyze today?
5/9/17 @ 7:50 a.m.
prioritizing analyzing…cause not everything is worth my time/energy…that’s why i elevate spiritual things/topics…:)
Yòng zhōngwén fēnxī
What is there to analyze today?
5/9/17 @ 7:50 a.m.
prioritizing analyzing…cause not everything is worth my time/energy…that’s why i elevate spiritual things/topics…:)
? (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?)
5/3/17 @11:00 p.m.
(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.
(me? hungry & full/fat mind & skinny body;)
(published 5/4/15 @ 2:18 p.m.)
“A Rainy Day Pick Up!” (Let me explain.)
When it’s a stormy/rainy day–there’s a particular procedure to pick the kids up from school safely. (Here in FL we get torrential.)
The girls and i still got drenched, soaked to the bone sorta (with 1 see-through-clear umbrella and 2 hoodies, blue and pink). However, We made it!…safely to the car; our destination, a block or so away…actually, the short ride home was uneventful traffic-wise which was a surprise. (And what’s a few minutes of being wet?? Nothing! to complain about)…Snuggly-warm in my dry clothes/pants now. i gotta thing for pockets…(since spraining my ankle a while back:World Mental Health Day: When the Caregiver is a Child)…and how fortunate am i to have: “Very” generous friends that constantly pass on/give me stuff…like these a&f pants: navy blue, khaki, front-hand and side-button and back-side…perfect pockets (6 of ’em) lol. Usually, i’m in skirts and dresses/dress clothes A LOT/frequently/most days. (odd i know)…to be raving on about my pocket pants. Now what’s in my pockets?…(hmmmmm, me to know;) Yeah, i’m a geek..uh-huh, do own a “pocket” bible.
We all need a rainy day “pick up” aka a particular procedure that keeps us safe say…from drowning in disappointment. From time to time who hasn’t felt disappointed with themselves/(i.e.unfinished, mountainous, projects hanging over my head) or disappointed with somebody else or over something??
Excerpts: You can be Happy despite disappointments w08: (my highlights)
Jehovah God focused, not on the problem, but on the solution.
God’s Word encourages us to focus on positive things rather than on what might have been or what we should have done. It says: “Whatever things are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste, whatever things are lovable, whatever things are well spoken of, whatever virtue there is and whatever praiseworthy thing there is, continue considering these things.”—Philippians 4:8.
Many of us tend to exaggerate the negative when we experience disappointment.
It is easy for us to react with bitter resentment when people disappoint us.
Disappointments can be viewed as necessary experience along the way to ultimate success.
“Time and unforeseen occurrence” befall us all, states God’s Word. (Ecclesiastes 9:11) All of a sudden, a crime, an accident, or a disease can bring great distress—and disappointment. The Bible also says: “Expectation postponed is making the heart sick.” (Proverbs 13:12) Eager anticipation of something good fills us with joy, but if it is not soon realized, we may feel a depressing sense of letdown.
Similarly, faithful King Jehoshaphat erred when he formed an alliance with God’s enemies. Jehovah’s prophet said: “For this there is indignation against you from the person of Jehovah. Nevertheless, there are good things that have been found with you.” (2 Chronicles 19:2, 3) Jehovah recognized that one mistake did not make Jehoshaphat a traitor. In the same way, we can avoid losing friends if we do not overreact when they err. Friends who disappoint us may still have fine qualities.
Other “reasonable” readings:
With the fast pace of life today, the more we try to keep up, the further we seem to fall behind. Demands on our time and energy can be unrelenting, and when we fail to get done what we set out to do, there is a tendency to come down on ourselves. We could even begin to feel as though we are letting others down.
Unreasonably high expectations easily turn into perfectionism, and this can be most frustrating. Ben, a young married man, confesses: “When I examine my actions, thoughts, or feelings, I always see how they could have been better. I am constantly looking for perfection, and this leads to impatience, frustration, and disappointment.” Gail, a Christian wife, says: “Perfectionist thinking does not allow for failure. We want to be supermoms and superwives. We have to be productive to be happy, so wasted effort irritates us.”
Yet another factor that can lead to personal disappointment is deteriorating health and old age. Diminished mobility and energy magnify our limitations and add to feelings of frustration. “I felt impatient with myself for not being able to accomplish things that were so easy and natural before I got sick,” acknowledges Elizabeth.
The foregoing is a sampling of what can trigger feelings of disappointment. Left unchecked, such feelings can even lead us to believe that we are not appreciated by others.
[..]remember that Jehovah is reasonable and understanding. Psalm 103:14 reminds us: “He himself well knows the formation of us, remembering that we are dust.” Knowing our capabilities and limitations, Jehovah expects from us only what we are able to give. And one thing he does ask of us is “to be modest in walking with [our] God.”—Micah 6:8.
The consequences of perfectionist thinking are well summed up in the adage: “To expect life to be tailored to our specifications is to invite frustration.” To avoid this, an adjustment in thinking is required. Humility and modesty—having a realistic view of our limitations—will most certainly nurture in us balanced and reasonable expectations.
Cultivating reasonable expectations can help us cope with frustrations and disappointments. Excerpts: Why Be Reasonable in Our Expectations? w00
i was taught expect nothing–appreciate everything!:) Just making rainy day (positive pick up) thinking adjustments…like changing my wet clothes…for dry, fun ones.
Focusing on the Positives:
YAY!:) and i was on time today like all day!…(despite it all, eh?)
(published 3.27.15 @8:49 p.m.)
i am sick. The kind of sick that takes you down (and away, sadly, from all your work/responsibilities). (Which isn’t easy for somebody like me who enJOYS work & usually pushes through/works through it/sickness/stresses.) Keeps you in bed 2 days straight with fever, aches/pains/chills/shakes and violent sneezes (and coughs)…jarring and contracting and leaving my entire 117 lb. body listless. These violent sneezes (that my kids describe as shrilly screams)…are like seizures that take over and i can’t help but surrender to…the rapid-fire like a machine gun…that hasn’t run out of ammo for 2 days.
Today, i’m feeling better: THANK GOD!:) i’m NOT sneezing as frequently, i’m coughing: OUCH!…just hurting…and THANKFUL!:) No matter what any of us go through..it’s temporary & there are always things for which to be thankful and grateful.
Here’s my short sneezy list:
1. TREES! aka box of tissues…(trying not to use too many).
2. My comfy bed & pillow on which to be sick! (i know there are many out there that don’t have a bed or pillow nor any comfort nor any tissues. i.e. Jarina & Daughter: The Homeless & The Car-less & The Less/Lessness of Life.)
3. My kids’ ages and that They and Daddy can get a long (a little while) without my total involvement/participation in everything they do. (I’ve endured/managed caring for babies/young ones while being very sick in the past.) THANKFUL for Hubby & Kids helping me & letting me rest (aka leaving me be a little). (Sometimes, it’s difficult to be loved…(and/or hated, eh?) some one always demands/wants/needs something from you most moments…you’re presence, time, energy, thoughts, involvement, etc.)
4. Comforting words: promises from a person who is incapable of lieing (aka Yahweh/God of unending Compassion)
“And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.” (Isaiah 33:24)“and is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago;” (Titus 1:2)
p.s. IF my decision making is wishy-washy is that indicative of a mushy-moshy mind?!
Books, books and more books. Authors, authors and more authors.
Clever humans can write books that only “wise and intellectual ones” can grasp. But to author a book that can be understood only by those having the right heart motivation—that takes the wisdom of God!—Matthew 11:25.
The way in which the Bible is written serves to test what is in our heart. Hebrews 4:12 says: “The word [or, message] of God is alive and exerts power and is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces even to the dividing of soul and spirit . . . and is able to discern thoughts and intentions of the heart.”…
(to me, joanie, sounds like the ultimate atom smasher, eh?…to divide thoughts of the brain and intentions of the heart!)
When physicists first began using accelerators in the 1950s and1960s, they discovered hundreds of particles smaller than the three well-known subatomic particles — protons, neutrons and electrons. As bigger accelerators were built, ones that could provide higher energy beams, more particles were found. Most of these particles exist for only fractions (less than a billionth) of a second, and some particles combine to form more stable composite particles. Some particles are involved in the forces that hold the nucleus of the atom together, and some are not. In examining this complicated picture, a standard model of the atom has emerged.
According to this model, matter can be divided into the following building blocks:
- Fermions – subatomic particles that make known matter and antimatter matter leptons – elementary particles that do not participate in holding the nucleus together (examples – electron, neutrino) quarks – elementary particles that do participate in holding the nucleus together anti-matter – counter-particles of quarks and leptons (anti-quarks, anti-leptons)
- Hadrons – composite particles (examples – proton, neutron)
- Bosons – particles that carry forces (four known types) excerpted: How Atom Smashers Work by Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.
The Bible’s message pierces deep, revealing our true thinking and motives. Those who read it with a critical heart are often stumbled by accounts that do not contain enough information to satisfy them.
When you write a letter to a loved one, there is only so much you can include. So you use discretion in choosing what to write. Likewise, Jehovah God chose to mention certain individuals and events in his Word. But in these descriptive accounts, the Bible does not always spell out all the details. (John 21:25) For example, when the Bible tells of God’s judgment, the information provided may not answer our every question. Jehovah’s wisdom is seen even in what he chose to leave out of his Word. (excerpts: Draw Close to God, chptr 18: The Wisdom in the Word of God…my highlights)
Do i have to spell it/(smash it) out for Ya??;)
Love letters are usually understood by the people in love…the quarky…i mean quirky language, the nuanced words, etc., etc., the symbolism…basically, those with a pure/sincere/humble heart aka right heart motivation and o-p-e-n mind…understand the (deep) message of the Bible or aka the truth of its loving content/context (and benefit by its application)…which has been described by some as a letter of love w/instructions…(from a Heavenly Father to His Children) to help them grow to spiritual maturity/succeed/live long. They would then take this “heart” message of love/peace and share/show/demonstrate/teach TRUE love to all!:)
LOVE behaves/is: humble/patient/forgiving, etc.
What if we were to think that we are better than others because of our [..] abilities or privileges or because of the failures and weaknesses of others? We should quickly dismiss such thoughts, for the Scriptures say: “Love is patient; love is kind and envies no one. Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, not quick to take offence. Love keeps no score of wrongs; does not gloat over other men’s sins, but delights in the truth.”—1 Cor. 13:4-6, The New English Bible. (excerpt: Watch Out for the Leaven of the Pharisees)
What is the “quality”/(particles) of my love and what is it building/what is it smashing?!
(published 1/12/2015 @ 6:34 p.m.)
Hats off (i mean hats on) to all You BRAVE hearts enduring the bitterly cold weather (wherever and in whatever form it takes)!!:) This is a (semi) cold morning for us folks here in Florida. Listening to “winter” ish wind whip up (as i compose this piece) brings me back to my New England weather days (except i’m missing snow). AND…Where’s the hot coco?:)
Getting the little girls off to school this morning…puttering down the road in a cold car with cold engine (for the first time in years) got me thinking/asking: am i spoiled/complacent now by mild weather conditions these past 13 years?? It’s good my kids are getting to experience a tiny taste of what life is like for those of us who do not have (our) circumstances of living in tropical paradise.
We are all products of our conditioning: extreme or other…our minds and bodies molded. Who, what, where, why and when…has or is molding our thinking, doing, living, weathering??
The media/governments/religions/big businesses of this world exert MUCH influence over many…are we accepting, conforming and being controlled, molded into something (for the powers that be) to utilize/exploit/abuse, etc?!
Some stuff i’ve read & have encouraged my kids/teens to think about:
Ask yourself: ‘Does the way I dress, act, and speak really reflect who I am, or am I merely mimicking the stereotype I see depicted in the media?’“And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
any who think they’re carving out their own identity are merely conforming to an identity that’s been handed to them.“I see it in my little sister,” says a young woman named Karen. “She pretends not to care about anything but clothes and boys. She’s smart, and I know that she has other interests, but she plays dumb because she thinks that’s the only way she can be like ‘all the other girls.’ And she’s only 12!”
The stereotype does not reflect what all teenage girls want to be. “In the media, girls are shown as self-obsessed, ditzy, and prone to do immature things, but I think most of us have fairly good judgment,” says 15-year-old Alexis. “We have other things in our lives besides daydreaming about some cute guy.”
The Bible says: “Mature people . . . have their powers of discernment trained to distinguish both right and wrong.”
Stereotyping serves the interests of marketers
—not those of teen girls. Recognizing the potential for profit, powerful industries —including publishing, fashion, technology, and entertainment —start targeting young people before they reach their teens. “Advertisers suggest tweens who don’t have the latest clothes, jewelry, makeup, and electronic products won’t be popular,” says the book 12 Going on 29. “Tweens see seductive commercials on a constant basis, even before they understand what the seduction is about.” `excerpt: Why Reject the Media Stereotype? —Part 1: For Girls
While trying to keep warm…aka ALIVE! Where’s my hat?:)
(published 1/8/15 @ 10:42 a.m.)
It’s super sad to become aware of any form of abuse (aka: wanton disrespect or crimes against compassion) toward fellow-breathing-fragile-life!:(
Torture–a terrible topic…1 on-line dictionary description: “torture”
: the act of causing severe physical pain as a form of punishment or as a way to force someone to do or say something: the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure
Compassion denotes a sympathetic awareness of another’s suffering or adversity combined with a desire to alleviate it. Like the warm rays of the bright sun, compassion can soothe a distressed life, lessen pain, and lift the spirits of an afflicted person.
Because of the strong construction of bones, Proverbs 25:15 says concerning the power of patience and kind words to overcome stiff, firm opposition: “By patience a commander is won over, And a gentle/mild tongue can break a bone.” ~excerpt: Insight on Scriptures: Bones (Further related reading please see: Breaking (bad/hard) bones without breaking bones: it’s Silly Putty!
Compassion has the power to maintain harmony and to contribute to the resolving of conflict or friction. It helps to clear up misunderstandings, and it paves the way for forgiveness. Misunderstandings may occur because we do not always express our thoughts or feelings as we wish we had, or our actions might be misinterpreted. Here compassion comes to the rescue and helps to preserve peace. It is easy to forgive a person who is known for being compassionate. Compassion helps us to measure up to Paul’s counsel: “Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely if anyone has a cause for complaint against another.”—Colossians 3:13.~excerpt: Become Tenderly Compassionate w 07
When designing devices, engineers must understand how the materials that they select will react to the forces that the devices encounter. Since some materials are viscoelastic, engineers must know which materials these are and understand their behaviors. Bioengineers also study biological materials and how they function in healthy and diseased states. Biological materials are viscoelastic so bioengineers must understand viscoelastic behavior to fully characterize the behavior of these materials. As part of the process, engineers must also understand the environments in which their devices will operate to ensure effective and successful performance. For example, if designing a device to operate on viscoelastic materials in the human body, an engineer must understand and take into consideration how that environment will react to the forces imposed by the device.
i know, i’m (being) a “silly” 😉 girl making (corny) jokes out of important topics…seriously, we are living material…we all exhibit viscoelastic behavior…as fragile-life…(patience and gentleness is always necessary (and for effective communication)) and a little humor helps!
A mild tongue . . . can break a bone.” Proverbs 25:15“Contrary to popular perceptions, mildness has strength. A mild answer, for example, can overcome opposition that seems as hard and inflexible as bone, perhaps because of anger or prejudice. To be sure, it can be a challenge to display mildness, especially in a heated situation. So think about the benefits of doing what the Bible says and the possible consequences of not doing so.”excerpt: Wisdom of the Tongue
“Traditional thinking is all about “what is” — Future thinking will also need to be about “what can be”.~Edward de Bono
for with the judgment you are judging, you will be judged, and with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you. 3 Why, then, do you look at the straw in your brother’s eye but do not notice the rafter in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Allow me to remove the straw from your eye,’ when look! a rafter is in your own eye? 5Hypocrite! First remove the rafter from your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the straw from your brother’s eye.(Matthew 7:1-5)