The point that I am trying to make is that, as a society in general, we tend to downplay the role of mothers, and frequently don’t give them the respect they deserve.
up north is an amazing friend of mine who had become a widow some years ago. To speak with her, it doesn’t sound as if she is still in mourning (although I’m sure there are times), but she speaks of him with such high regard and affection that it’s simply charming.
thank you, Bob, for the heated but respectful argument.
that paw has exceedingly sharp claws, but she didn’t use them. There was no anger, and her touch was so incredibly gentle as if she were touching a soap bubble she feared might pop. Just a brush, really, to tell me that she had a desire.
We’re taught to stand for the pledge (or the national anthem which stole the tune of a song of drinking and sex which is certainly something that I could get behind), but it becomes a habit rather than having the solemn meaning that it should.
a beautiful Buddhist word, “Ahimsa”, meaning respect for all living things. We have choices in how we look at the good fortunes of others. We can be upset that the luck fell to them but not us, or, we can be happy for the other.
Today I’m blogging primarily to blow off some proverbial steam. See, for the third time in a row, I was stood up. Three times I logged on to the videoconferencing software, three times I texted to see if they were planning on joining the meeting, and three times to no avail.
We should all be willing to listen to opinions to debate with respect. Naturally, people who are stubborn and disrespectful are not worth the effort. Too many people are hard-headed, not because they’ve thought through the issues but because they refuse to be “wrong”. I don’t mind ignoring people like this (they are the “toxic” people), but I love hearing opinions of those who disagree and are willing to actually have the discussion.
is is not meant to be a lecture. I could remind everybody not to drink and drive, not just for your own safety but for others as well. If you pay attention at all, you’ll get plenty of these reminders throughout the season, and if you’re smart, you’ll pay attention to them.
just as recognition is empowering, lack of recognition can be just as deleterious.