Be Careful What You Say

There is a basic human tendency to pass judgment on everything and everybody, often putting a negative spin on it for good measure.  Often we make negative comments trying to be humorous or to pretend we know something about the topic.  “That will never work; or he can be such a jerk; or  she just can’t seem to focus on the topic at hand”, and other comments like those, and worse.

We should be very careful of the wording of our comments.  Social scientists tell us that we are more in charge of our destiny than we realize.  Our words can shape our future, and even affect our beliefs.  Of course, we all know that our beliefs can become our reality.  They also tell us that there is a concept in wide acceptance right now that we can create self-fulfilling prophecies for ourselves.

With that in mind, let us strive to speak positively.  Let us declare a positive future for ourselves.  Somewhere between Pollyanna and the Grinch there is good solid ground.  Look for the good side of things.  “Speak good and follow after it.”

Fable Of The Hedgehog


Have you Ever seen a baby Hedgehog?  Cute, but prickly…

Fable of the Hedgehog

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. 

The Hedgehogs, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.

Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive…

The moral of the story is:  The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.

The real moral of the story:  Just learn to live with the prickly people in your life!

by Barb Taylor

Life Is Like A Cup Of Coffee

If coffee is symbolic of our life, then the jobs, money, and position in society are symbolic of the cup.  But, the cup is just a tool to hold & contain the coffee or our lives.

The type of cup we have does not define the quality of life we have.  Sometimes, by concentrating on the cup we fail to enjoy the coffee.  Savor the coffee not the cup.

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

Live simply.  Speak kindly.  Care deeply.  Love generously.

The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.

“Life is like coffee”

 Author unknown, presented by Flickspire.

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