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keep walkin
If you ever fall over in public, pick yourself up and say "sorry, it's been awhile since I inhabitated a body."
And just walk away.

Thanks to Reflections for the image


I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be but,
most people are unaware that I am so much more than they see.


Image via Comfortably Numb


If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart,
but if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears.

Image via ensemble5

First I was dying to finish high school and start college,
And then I was dying to finish college and start working,
And then I was dying to get married and have children,
And then I was dying for my children to be old enough so I could return to work,
And then I was dying to retire.
And now, I am dying....and suddenly realized
I forgot to live

Image via Killin'Time


In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
~Terry Pratchett~

happy squirrel

The secret to happiness is not to do what makes you happy,
it's to be happy doing what you're already doing.

sleeping bear

coffee, eggs, carrot image

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her – her husband had cheated on her and she was devastated. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as soon as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, ‘Tell me what you see.’
‘Carrots, eggs, and coffee,’ she replied.
Her grandmother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The grandmother then asked the granddaughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.Finally, the grandmother asked the granddaughter to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked, ‘What does it mean, grandmother?’

Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
“Which are you?” she asked her granddaughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial,
have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain.. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?

How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?


keep walkin

If you ever fall over in public, pick yourself up and say "sorry, it's been awhile since I inhabitated a body."
And just walk away>

Thanks to Reflections for the image

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