Thursday, March 28, 2019

Today's Quote: e. e. cummings

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
~ e. e. cummings

Friday, March 22, 2019


unfinished by Betsssssy

People studying languages might have heard the term "Imperfect" as a tense.

Imperfect tense is for actions that don't start at a particular time or end at a particular time.

"Imperfect" comes from the Latin imperfectus "unfinished" because the imperfect expresses an ongoing, uncompleted action.

Don't you think "Unfinished" is a great way to think of us imperfect people because living is an ongoing, uncompleted action?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Today's Quote: Adlai Stevenson II

You have to start by believing in yourself! --DM

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson II

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Do unto others?

Sometimes when we have to try to fix a mistake we've made (or maybe when we're trying not to make a mistake in the first place), we might use the motto "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" to guide us. It's a good motto, but only if we really understand it.

If I hate surprise parties and you love them, then if we thought of "Do unto others" as meaning "Throw the other person the kind of party you would want to have," we would be way off base.

BUT if we understand "Do unto others" as meaning "Care about what other people want as you would have them care about what you want," we are much more liable to make good choices and offer meaningful apologies.

Listening can be hard -- we think we know the best answer already or we think everybody feels the same way we do. The only way to know for sure how another person feels, though, is to hear them out. Being a good listener can be a real superpower if you can develop it.

In this video, some people are trying to be helpful, but only the one who cares about what Jason wants enough to listen to him hits the ball out of the park.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Today's Quote: Joe Miller

When you're not really happy with a painting--that's the time to can't get any worse.
~ Joe Miller

Friday, March 1, 2019