This picture is taken just “down the road a piece.” Today is Thanksgiving and this is right in the spirit. Free greens, kale, mustard & turnips. I picked the new young kale leaves and they were so tender they were almost sweet.
Be thankful every day .
“One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.” ~ Robert Fulghum
I found this quote in the blog from Dennis Merritt Jones-author and speaker. This struck a cord with me. How often I do mistake an inconvenience for a problem. Fortunately I am learning to respond thoughtfully as opposed to just immediately reacting. I actually broke a few alarm clocks throwing them across the room because they rang- of course I was much younger. It reminds me of the bell that goes off in my mind when I use the words: never, always, must, can’t, and my personal favorite, should. I know they are just words but when I changed must and should in my mind to I choose to do something, it made a real difference. That old serenity prayer about knowing what you can change and what you can not change is real wisdom. I can only control and change myself and even that gets shaky sometimes. My thought for today. Just in case you think I am getting to serious I offer this prayer on a card my daughter gave to me.
“May those who Love us, truly Love us and those that can’t , May God turneth their hearts.
And if he can’t turn their hearts, May He turn their ankles so that we may know them by their limping.”
“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies the opportunity.” Albert Einstein I am learning about Einstein’s astounding theory of relativity and his discovery of the quantum, his thoughtful philosophy, and his rise above a turbulent life including marriages and exile. He was an amazing man and I love his hair. “Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein
I am sure more about him will appear here. For today, did you know that his body was cremated the day of his death in 1955 but without his brain! It is in a jar in New Jersey.
The first quote is on my favorite, simple and charitable and free website – you click to provide food for the hungery. Start your computer day by doing this charitable act.