Is it Wednesday again already!
I really like this quote. Just read it then sit there and and really think about it. “A great man is always willing to be little.”
To me this says that in order to become a better person, a more well rounded person that you must step from the spotlight and become the audience. You might now realize that you’re in that spotlight but when you shine brightly with ideas and have the voice to speak them it creates a spotlight.
I have recently encountered this in my work life. I was taught growing up that if we wanted to know something to look it up. I still carry that idea to this day so when I don’t know something I whip out my phone and head to Google to find the answers. I was told recently that this is perceived by some as being a “know-it-all” and that it is offensive to some. I was genuinely shocked! I had no idea that in wanting to learn more and spread that knowledge that I was making myself too large in this person’s eyes and needed to humble myself again. So I’ve taken to just sitting back and listening more. I store the need to want to know the answer away and research it on my own time. I no longer shout out the answer but wait for others to look to me before I speak. Is this a good thing? I’m not sure but to make my work life easier it is what I’ll do to promote peace and a happy work environment. I will be great by being little.
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I’ve come across this quote several times over the last few weeks so I think it was trying to tell me it wanted to be seen.
I sat and thought about this quote.
I realized that there are so many books that I’ve read that really have shaped who I am. There are books that I can remember the context of but not the name that circle in my mind and come to me at random times. There are books that I come back to year after year that I can recite that play like a movie in my head.
It doesn’t matter if I only read the book once or have read it a dozen times the words and stories have help shape my world. They’ve given me new perspectives and helped me open my mind to new circumstances and possibilities.
It can also be said that the food I’ve eaten as also made me who I am but that’s another story.
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My baby is 5 months old! Can you believe it?!?! Just yesterday I found out I was pregnant and I felt like my pregnancy took forever but now I look back and it’s a little over a year later. How can that be?
Did you know that at 5 months babies start to make this beautiful noise that sounds like “mama” and it melts your heart? They also think crawling is ridiculous and prefer to stand and try to walk but somehow always end up stepping on their own feet. And forget about balance, they’re all too drunk on milk or formula. Continue reading “5 Months Old & Counting…..”
I’ve had gallbladder issues now for about 2-3 years. It started as what I thought was just a corn allergy and has ballooned to anything fried, nuts, seeds, pasta, red meat, dairy, etc. Needless to say, I’m on a very bland diet. I can’t have spices at this point either because the pain has become so intense it actually sent me to the ER last week. Did you know mustard was a spice?!?! Continue reading “Gallbladder Blues”
I chose this quote today because it’s something I’ve struggled with recently. I couldn’t control the situation that caused the feelings but I did realize I could control whether I got angry and stayed angry.
For a while I stayed angry but then I decided I was tired of giving the instigators power over me and decided to instead be happy. When other people and outside forces seek to draw you into their toxic circle it’s so easy to get sucked in because you don’t always see it coming or realize it happening.
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