When I started this post I intended to write something entirely different but I am very disturbed at the moment by a conversation I just had on instant messenger and I want to share it with you. Tell me do you think I am wrong to take this stance or not? The grey is my daughter the blue is me
Hey.. do you happen to have $25 to $30 we can borrow until the end of the month? Mom
Cherylann I am flat broke maybe $3 to my name I don't have enough lunch stuff to get us through until the end of the month because we can't send them with peanut butter. We don't have soup or anything food banks are closed and Dean has school all.day tomorrow so no way to go to the food banks. We are in a pretty bad predictiment.
Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival—to be understood, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated. Covey, Stephen R.. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (p. 253). RosettaBooks. Kindle Edition.
Whoa! Something most people don't even consider that! Psychological survival is just as important as physical survival. How many of us actually feel like we are understood, validated, appreciated, like our feelings count too?
I don't. Not at all. The people in my life try or at least pretend to try but not one of them actually sees the real person inside the skin I present to them. Most of them don't want to know, they are so wrapped up in their needs and wants that they have no time to notice that while I'm present, a lot of the time I am not PRESENT.
But joy is the absence of fear. Joy is your soul’s knowledge that if you don’t get the promotion, keep the relationship, or buy th…
Brussels sprouts and grapefruit, two very healthy foods that few people will eat because they only know one or two way to prepare them. In the case of Brussels sprouts that is either steamed or boiled and grapefruit, well the only way I know how to eat Grapefruit is to sprinkle with sugar and dive in.