Quotable Quote: True compassion…

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.

-Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader (1929-1968)”

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Copyright © 2013. Catherine Ann Crout-Habel

Walking With Grandma

Walking with Grandma

Many thanks to my precious niece, M’Lainie, for the sharing.  Have no idea to whom I should attribute this wonderful work. If you know, please tell me so they can be appropriately acknowledged. It is just far too beautiful to not share further. Cheers, Catherine.  

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On behalf of yes… by Seth Godin

Seth Godin

“On behalf of yes

Yes, it’s okay to ship your work.

Yes, you’re capable of making a difference.

Yes, it’s important.

Yes, you can ignore that critic.

Yes, your bravery is worth it.

Yes, we believe in you.

Yes, you can do even better.

Yes.

Yes is an opportunity and yes is an obligation. The closer we get to people who are confronting the resistance on their way to making a ruckus, the more they let us in, the greater our obligation is to focus on the yes.

There will always be a surplus of people eager to criticize, nitpick or recommend caution. Your job, at least right now, is to reinforce the power of the yes.”

This quote has been taken directly from the Blog of Seth Godin whose writing always nurtures and inspires me. You can Click here to go to this particular post where you might like to stay awhile and have a look around. It may just be your “cup a cha” too ….

Thanks Seth and thanks also to my eldest child, Cullen Habel, for the introduction.

Copyright © 2013. Seth Godin

No Problem!!!

Thankyou to Ganesh for this reminder…

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” (Theodore Rubin)

Even if we discount all those pseudo-problems (such as worry), that are created by dysfunctional thinking, there still remains the fact that “having problems” seems to be the norm in most people’s lives. Relationships, finances, work, health… if it’s not one thing, it’s something else. So, can we accept the possibility that comfort and security are not the ultimate purpose of human existence – and that consciousness evolves and awakens through facing discomfort and insecurity? Can we accept that we may be here to be challenged, and so no longer resent the fact that we have problems? Can we accept each moment as it is?

The paradox is that, when we live like that, with no resentment and no complaining, not only do solutions appear more quickly…

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