May the sun be with us! Except with the quiet coming of March be on the lookout for at least one more big storm before the end of the month. I love the sun but I always hope March comes in like a lion so that it will go out like a lamb. I can deal with cold and snow early in the month but I always wish for the beauty of sun and green buds on the trees at the end of it.
So where did the phrase 'In like a lamb, out like a lion' come from? There are several ideas:
While many sayings are base on observation and are accurate, others are the rhymes and beliefs of those who came before us.
Those folks actually believed that bad spirits could change the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or didn't do in certain situations. Those beliefs also included ideas that there could be a balance in weather and in life. So if the weather came in bad, (like a lion) it could go out good and calm. (like a lamb)
Since March is such a changeable month in which we can see warm, spring-like days, or late season blizzards, you can understand how the saying might hold true in some instances.
Check out this web site for a couple of others. Today I am enjoying the Sun but I worry about tomorrow.
Also, take a look at this poem which describes my fear of what is to come
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.
You will notice that between yesterday and today over 500 posts have disappeared from this blog. It is on purpose, I had too many tags and wanted to streamline things a little. You may also notice the colour change, that too is on purpose as I try to find a combination that I love.
I have been wanting to shift things around for a while now and yesterday I decided to go for it. Please bear with me as I work through this phase, hopefully, when I'm done I'll like it better and if I like it better chances you will too.
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.
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