When something is something we are not familiar with it can be foreign to us. Countries not our own are foreign to us. It’s when we open our hearts and minds that things and places that are foreign become things we know. It takes courage to go from foreign to familiar. To known from unknown. Having a open mind and open heart can break down barriers and take you to that place where everything around you is known and even loved.
In the northern hemisphere it’s the first day of Spring. In my part of the world we didn’t have much of a Winter but I know other places got more snow and cold than they wanted. As the seasons change may we hope for good things to come. Love and peace to you all my friends.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
To all the women out there be strong, be yourself and keep up the good fight. I’m with you. The contributions you make to the world matter and are making a difference. I believe the present and future will be female.
Everyone is critiqued about something in life. From a speech to art to a research paper. Your work is judged sometimes fairly, sometimes it’s picked apart and you have to start from scratch to make it better. It makes you feel good when you are on the right path and all you need is minor adjustments and perhaps adding another point or two. I think after fixing something if time allows let it sit for awhile and come back to see if the improvements are going to work. I have to remember there are people out there who know more about some things than I do and their advice is meant to make me and my work better. It’s hard not to take it personally but don’t take it personally.
My friends, life is messy. Every facet of existence is going to challenge us as we go through some mud. Relationships are not for the feint of heart. Our friendships will test us and even come and go. The muck and the mud is where we find ourselves most often dealing with emotions that span the spectrum. We have things in our lives we aren’t proud of and very ashamed to admit. Good people go through bad things and that is a whole other discussion. Whatever you are going through, just keep going. You will get dirty and messy and it will hurt. Making something good means making a mess.
Some other folks were making changes to their blog and I did to today. I am using the Twenty-Sixteen theme and I am honoring the thirteenth Doctor from Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker by the header image which comes from the BBC. You should be able to read the posts better and the images will be bigger too. Thank you for continuing to visit and read what I am posting.
Keep on blogging folks!
I was up way too lat last night having watched the Super Bowl and “This Is Us” and I’m paying for it right now. Going to need lots of caffeine today. Fighting drowsiness is going to be a challenge today. Let’s see how today goes.
This evening in Minneapolis, Minnesota at US Bank Stadium the defending Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots will take on the upstart Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52. This is the biggest one day sporting event in America. The Patriots have won 5 championships and a win for The Eagles will be their first. I am pulling for Philadelphia tonight just because they haven’t won the big game in their history. Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in NFL history and he hopes to cement his growing legend and legacy. I am looking forward to the game and spending time with family eating a lot of good things.
I’m not Canadian but the Bell Let’s Talk campaign is something everyone, everywhere can get behind to have a honest conversation about mental illness and mental health. People struggle with this daily and there needs to be understanding and a lot of love. Help is just for the asking my friends.
Persistence is a key to life.