Archive | July, 2012

The way to fly

31 Jul

Something inspirational:

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know and you’ll see the way to fly.”

RICHARD BACH (from Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

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My thoughts on tolerance

30 Jul

When I was a little girl society seemed different back then. We were expected to be tolerant of others, particularly family.

Even if we didn’t agree with our parents or other family members, we were tolerant of their views, their opinions and their guidance. It’s the way it was back then. Unfortunately those times have long gone …

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Crock-pot Lasagne

29 Jul

Crock-pot lasagna (slow cooker)

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This recipe has been kindly given to me by Lisa Cyr and can be made with low fat ingredients as an alternative, or replace beef with soya

Serve with a green salad

Ingredients:

1lb ground beef
1can (28oz) tomato sauce

1 can tomato paste

Onion …

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London Olympics 2012

28 Jul

Welcoming the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to London after 64 years… good luck to all the competitors.

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True humility

27 Jul

Something inspirational:

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. ”

TIMOTHY KELLER

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Why be mean?

26 Jul

It’s very common when we’re angry or resentful to lash out and say mean things. When we have a bad day, we tend to do the same thing… we’re either jealous of that person, or we don’t see any of their good points. It’s never on a conscious level, but either way it’s not something we’re likely to get away with.

Being mean not only has its repercussions, it also means we continually cross the line as far as our behavior is concerned. No one likes to be on guard because we say mean things …

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A question of support

25 Jul

Support is great if you live amongst those who can give you support, but in my own experience not everyone has the ability to act as one.

In any event, I believe our experiences have a marked effect on our ability to be able to support other people. In times of difficulty it becomes obvious who isn’t a support. From my own personal …

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Acquainting oneself

24 Jul

Something inspirational:

“One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.”

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

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Another dip

23 Jul

With so much stress going on in my life, I’m feeling a little despondent again today. When I’m having a bad day, my thoughts and my writing take a knock. I’ve lost all concentration. I need some quiet time and rest to evaluate things. The good news is I’m still managing to  smile. 🙂

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Thoughts on passing

22 Jul

At the thought of losing someone we love, we hold on to our most inner thoughts about that person.

Growing up my parents seemed to me to be immortal. When my mother passed I didn’t imagine her not being in my life because I still had my father in it. Now I cannot imagine my life without him.

As a child I wasn’t encouraged to explore the possibilities that one-day I might have to deal with someone’s illness or someone passing, let alone deal with my parents’ illness or passing. I was completely shielded from anything to do with death …

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