Monthly Archives: January 2013

How See You?

I remember in junior high one of my classmates asking if the Queen of England uses the bathroom? I thought the question was a curious one seeing that the above mentioned person is human, yes, just like the rest of us.

And during my Bible study yesterday from Numbers 13, especially the last verse, 33, I read this, “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants, and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”

Backstory. God told Moses to send out men to search out the land of Canaan. He did. Twelve went. Ten had unfavorable reports, two did not. Caleb and Joshua saw things differently. That is in chapter 34. The ten were afraid because of the “greatness” and “stature” of the men that they saw.

Sometimes we, or perhaps some of us, put others on a pedestal and place ourselves in the pits. God created all of us. And yes, some might obtain wealth, prestige and title, but for crying out loud, they are not and never will be better than any of us.

So, how are you seeing yourself?

“Learn from the masses and then teach them.” Mao Tse Tung 🙂

You Will Take Fantasy?

Are you happy with real life?

“Much learning does not teach understanding.” Heraclitus 🙂

 

 

Have You Robbed Anyone Today?

That person you know you ought to forgive.

That someone who you ought to say sorry to.

That person who gave you a smile and you did not return it back.

That person who wanted to share a piece of good news and you just brushed him/her aside.

That someone who you should have shared a moment of encouragement with.

That someone who you ought to say thank you to.

That someone, that person who you . . .

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” Lao Tzu 🙂

What Is Your Growing Speed?

Recently I planted some watermelon seeds and, those seeds sprouted into little seedlings. I placed all of them in the ground at the same time, giving them the same amount of water and sunlight. And yet, they are all growing at different speeds.

Hmm, humans are the same way.

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln 🙂

Making It Complicated

Do you make life more complicated?

More can be said after that question, but I will leave it as it is.

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.” Aristotle 🙂

Be My Escape

Where do you go when you need to get away from an overwhelming situation?

What do you turn to when you need a time out, a break from something that is zapping your energy and happiness?

Are drugs, alcohol, overeating and sex  just a few of the negative things that some people turn to when they are trying to “escape”?

Are family, friends, God, a new or old hobby  just some of the positive things that others turn to when they are trying to “escape”?

I am a collector of quotes. I write down those that I find interesting. I saw this one: “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.” Aldous Huxley

Couple that with an article I read about a mother who did something illegal in order for her child to escape the poverty that they were living in and you will have the reasons behind this post.

Some are hurting, others were hurt by whatever circumstances that they faced. Some in order to escape, created a deeper “hell” than the ones that they were trying to get away from. Others sank deeper not knowing how to get away. Others got away.

What about you? Who or what do you turn to when you need a moment?

“My life is an open book, but don’t expect me to read it to you.” David Hyde Pearce 🙂

How much do you value your relationships?

While sitting in different airports as I did some traveling, I listened and watched other people as they came and went. Some doing traveling themselves and others saying their goodbyes. And the question of the title of this post came to mind when I returned home.

How much do you value your relationships?

Do you rate each of them differently? Do you spend quality time investing in them? Are you someone who likes the other person to put in more while you continue to put in less?

A very belated Happy New Year! 🙂