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YAY! Thursday! (Part 2)

Peaceful Greetings/Evening(s) Regular Reader(s):)

(@ Dusk–April 30th, 2018–

Keep Charlotte Beautiful (Ceremony))

For current context, please read…

yay-thursday

Hope my middle daughter’s (locally)

award-winning artwork brings You a big SMILE:)

“Keeping Charlotte County Clean, Green, and Beautiful”–Rhonda Harvey, Executive Director

Keep Charlotte Beautiful Overview:

“Since 2001, Keep Charlotte Beautiful has provided Charlotte County residents and visitors with opportunities to give back to their community. We focus on our mission of improving the quality of life in Charlotte County by engaging volunteers to keep our community clean and free debris, conserving resources and beautifying our public spaces. Keep Charlotte Beautiful provides service opportunities for adult to students in our community. We use the three “E’s” of community engagement: Education, Environment and Events. Combining our programs creates a cohesive community effort for change. We believe that by engaging volunteers, we instill pride and ownership to ensure effective, long-term results that protect and conserve our natural resources.”

(my poor attempts to crop her full 2018 artwork;))

The past three years my daughter’s “Charlotte” environmental artwork has been awarded…

for “Keep Charlotte Beautiful”…(young-er and old-er Ones among us certainly can live/“art”-i-culate:) our values…by conscious choice/(resolve) through our compassionate efforts at art or writing or volunteering or living or loving…all fragile-life and our beautiful planet Earth!!:)

THANK YOU READER:) for Your Daily Efforts in Your local Community to Live Life Like a Friend of Planet Earth and All Life hereupon!:)

The All Time Greatest Artist’s…(God’s) works which are beyond awards and deserve AWE & Praise!:)…e.g., beaches, trees, etc…and i LOVE the amazing sunsets here in FL:) like this particular dusk sky of golden yellows and baby blues.

(of course, photo–May 18th, 2018–does sky no justice;)…

Questions for reflections:

Am i living real justice by NOT ruining the Earth? nor my life nor Others’ lives?

In what further ways can i keep my home, neighborhood, community, planet Earth beautiful & healthy?

6/1/18 @ 11:23 p.m.

 

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YAY! Thursday!

Happy Thursday…1 day away from Friday. Greetings Reader:)…for current context:

Recycle Day

Happy & Hopeful to read the following in my local paper…as a resident recycler of FL, specifically Charlotte County: “County exceeds state recycling mandate early” by Ray Sandrock–excerpted article:

“We have received the final approved and certified 2017 recycling numbers from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Charlotte County achieved 75.2 percent in traditional recycling, which means we have exceeded the state-mandated 75 percent recycling rate by 2020 three years early. State recycling rankings will be released next month. For 2016, the county was ranked No. 1, with a 72.9 percent traditional recycling rate. Thank you to all our seasonal visitors and business community: Your diligence in your household and commercial recycling significantly contributed to our county’s success.” (The Sun, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.)(caught a typo too;)

Anyway…PLEASE DEAR READER CONTINUE IN YOUR DAILY EFFORTS TO RECYCLE & REUSE…a THANK YOU & WOO-HOO to YOU!!:)

 

5/31/18 @ 4:25 p.m.

 

 

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Teachable?? hope so!

Am i teachable?!…thinking this is an important question for self-reflection.
What does it mean to be “teachable” ? Hmmm, hoping this post is a “teachable” moment of/in time:)

a : capable of being taught b : apt and willing to learn 2 : favorable to teaching
(Merriam-Webster On-line definition)

May be? some of us have come across a kid or person who was very eager and enthusiastic to learn. Then, on the flip side, perhaps, we can recall another who is/was balking/unwilling to cooperate whatsoever in the process of learning something new. You grasp what i mean?…If some of us are like sponges, then are some of us like “Patrick”? -lol:)


 

Duh! joanie, the teachable inherit…’Bikini Bottom’?;)… ‘a.naw’ (nah)!…”Earth”…please, notice these “Hebrew” scriptures:)…my highlights…

“But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” (Psalm 37:11)

“The meek will rejoice greatly in Jehovah, And the poor among men will be joyful in the Holy One of Israel.”
(Isaiah 29:19)

He will guide the meek in what is right,*(Lit., “in judgment.”) And he will teach the meek ones his way. (Psalm 25:9)

8 Let go of anger and abandon rage;

Do not become upset and turn to doing evil. *(Or possibly, “Do not become upset, for it can only lead to harm.”)

 9 For evil men will be done away with,

But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth.

ו [Waw]

10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more;

You will look at where they were,

And they will not be there. (Psalm 37:8-10)

i LOVE this…please check it out further readings on Meekness🙂

A mildness of temper, without haughtiness or vanity. The mental disposition that enables one to endure injury with patience and without irritation, resentment, or vindictive retaliation. It is a close companion of and seldom found separate from such other virtues as humility, lowliness of mind, and gentleness. (See HUMILITYMILDNESS.) The Hebrew word translated “meek” (ʽa·nawʹ) comes from the root ʽa·nahʹ, which means “afflict, humble, humiliate.” [excerpted: Insight on Scriptures, Vol. 2, p. 364]

Meekness is NOT a weakness, but a strength…it is not a mock humility; the quality is steel-like…

False humility can actually result in developing haughtiness in the individual, for he may tend to think he is righteous on his own merit; or he may feel that he is accomplishing his ends, not realizing that he cannot deceive Jehovah. If haughtiness develops, he will in time be humbled in a way that he will not enjoy. He will be brought low, and it may be to his own destruction.​—Pr 18:12; 29:23. [excerpted: “humility,” Insight Vol. 1]

Jesus Christ’s Humility. Jesus Christ, when on earth, set the greatest example of a humble servant of God. On the evening before his death, Jesus girded himself with a towel and washed and dried the feet of each of his 12 apostles, a service customarily performed by menials and slaves. (Joh 13:2-5, 12-17) He had told his disciples: “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Mt 23:12; Lu 14:11) The apostle Peter, present that night, remembered Jesus’ fine example in living up to his words. He later admonished fellow believers: “All of you gird yourselves with lowliness of mind toward one another . . . Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.”​—1Pe 5:5, 6.

Two other Hebrew verbs involving “humility” are ka·naʽʹ (literally, subdue [oneself]) and sha·phelʹ (literally, be or become low). In the Christian Greek Scriptures the word ta·pei·no·phro·syʹne is translated “humility” and “lowliness of mind.” It is drawn from the words ta·pei·noʹo, “make low,” and phren, “the mind.”

A person can achieve a state of humility by reasoning on his relationship to God and to his fellowmen, as outlined in the Bible, and then practicing the principles learned. A Hebrew word, hith·rap·pesʹ, translated “humble yourself,” means, literally, “stamp yourself down.” It well expresses the action described by the wise writer of Proverbs: “My son, if you have gone surety for your fellowman, . . . if you have been ensnared by the sayings of your mouth, . . . you have come into the palm of your fellowman: Go humble yourself [stamp yourself down] and storm your fellowman with importunities. . . . Deliver yourself.” (Pr 6:1-5) In other words, throw away your pride, acknowledge your mistake, set matters straight, and seek forgiveness. Jesus admonished that a person humble himself before God like a child and that, instead of trying to be prominent, he minister to or serve his brothers.​—Mt 18:4; 23:12.

Or, a person may learn humility by being brought low, humbled by experience. Jehovah told Israel that he humbled them by causing them to walk 40 years in the wilderness in order to put them to the test so as to know what was in their heart and to make them know that “not by bread alone does man live but by every expression of Jehovah’s mouth does man live.” (De 8:2, 3) Many of the Israelites no doubt profited from this severe experience and gained humility from it. (Compare Le 26:41;2Ch 7:14; 12:6, 7.) If a person or a nation refuses to become humble or to accept humbling discipline, such will suffer humiliation in due time.​—Pr 15:32, 33; Isa 2:11;5:15. [excerpted readings: “humility,” Insight Vol. 1]

“noun form pra·yʹtes “

A New Testament Wordbook, by William Barclay, says of the adjective pra·ysʹ: “In classical Greek this is a lovely word. Of things it means ‘gentle’. It is used, for instance, of a gentle breeze or a gentle voice. Of persons it means ‘mild’ or ‘gracious’. . . . There is gentleness in praus but behind the gentleness there is the strength of steel . . . It is not a spineless gentleness, a sentimental fondness, a passive quietism.” (London, 1956, pp. 103, 104) Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words states that the noun form pra·yʹtes “consists not in a person’s ‘outward behaviour only; nor yet in his relations to his fellow-men; as little in his mere natural disposition. Rather it is an in wrought grace of the soul; and the exercises of it are first and chiefly towards God. It is that temper of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting; it is closely linked with the word tapeinophrosunē [humility], and follows directly upon it.’”​—1981, Vol. 3, pp. 55, 56.

The word pra·ysʹ is variously translated in Bible versions “meek,” “mild,” “mild-tempered,” and “gentle.” (KJ, AS, NW, NE) However, as expressed in Barclay’s work quoted in the foregoing, pra·ysʹ goes somewhat deeper than gentleness and, when used of persons, means mild, gracious. [excerpted: Mildness, Insight Vol. 2]

Manifesting Meekness, Gentleness, Graciousness, yet NOT a spineless, stupid creature!! 🙂

(to be meek is to be teachable (which implies a continuous state))

4/13/18 @ 10:26 p.m.

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Beach (2)

Other collections…gathered & arranged (usually one can find lots of sharks’ teeth at this particular beach; not me Saturday).

yeah, i can have “serious” fun-lol;)

This is the closest i have ever been to an “actual” alligator!! (This photo does NOT do him justice whatsoever!)…Isn’t he beautiful?!:) Total Love at first sighting (and no, i didn’t feed him; did talk to him though;)…there is a section at/near Dog Beach that is sectioned off…water behind black iron fence and warnings to keep dogs away from this area…anyway, my daughters and friends (and me) had FUN frolicking on beach and it was so Cool to be so close (yet safe behind fence) to this exquisite-fellow…fragile-life!!

Florida has helped me grow in appreciation/love for bugs, snakes, and alligators…(e.g., expanding my compassion/comfort zone of living/loving)…not naturally easy for me to want interaction with a snake, etc…i naturally gravitate to bunnies and kitties, doggies, birdies, etc.

all work and no play makes me…(stressed out?)

(Saturday taught me to take more time to enJOY/fully appreciate all natural beauty of Florida/Earth.)

4/19/17 @ 5:41 p.m.

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