Tag Archives: wisdom

Something Much Better

My Featured Blogger this Week is John Spiers of My Life With Gracie. John lives in England (I think) with an assortment of chickens who regularly inspire their human dad. Here’s one of John’s early posts to introduce you to … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Better All the Time

Photo by Isabella and Zsa Fischer (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time. (Echo: It can’t get no worse.)” ~Getting Better Although the lyrics to the classic Beatles’ song … Continue reading

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Taking Risks

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park (shaleewanders.com) Thought for the Week Wisdom lies not in avoiding risks, but in taking them for the right reasons.  “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” ~Mark Twain ∴

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A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

Originally posted on The Victor Negro:
The Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to grow. The seed is planted, watered and fertilised every day but it doesn’t break out of the ground till after five years. Once it breaks through…

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Where My Journey Began

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life, because that’s what you do when you’re young and foolish (as opposed to old and foolish). I’d abandoned my former atheism and started reading the words … Continue reading

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Free Will

Thought for the Week There are those who do not believe in free will, of course. And they are free to believe that, if they wish (see what I did there?). But I do believe in it. In fact, I … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

Artwork by naradjou14 (deviantart.com) “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, … Continue reading

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Wage Peace!

Right now, my country and many others are in desperate need of peacemakers, people who can bridge the gaps that others cannot bridge. Peacemaking is the opposite of weakness, it is strength in its purest form. Yes, peacemakers use words, … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Advice for 2021

Albert Einstein needs no introduction. Not only is he the veritable icon for the word “genius,” he’s also one of the most quoted (and misquoted) people on earth. So I was only half-surprised, when reviewing his quotes, how applicable they … Continue reading

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You Are More Than Just a Body

Seascape by Marek Ruzyk Thought for the Week I still have a lot left to learn. But one thing I know is this: I’m not here to simply live until I die. I’m here to grow my soul, to tend … Continue reading

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