What do you talk about around the dinner table or consequently avoid discussion like the plague? I was having a catchup at Macca’s AKA a coaching session when this subject came up. Her dad had passed recently and mine were well gone so It was safe to discuss our feelings towards them.
It is something that is not on the list for a mention, Gardening, House ownership, and even sex are okay. But dear old mum and dad are not on the agenda. Is it because it hurts too much, they say it takes a few years, but my dear old dad passed 11 years ago, and when I think of him, which I must admit is rare these days, it still hurts.
AMarc and Amgel list, they are from the iconic tome:: 1000+ little things Happy Successful People do differently. google Life hack.
- The most beautiful thing is to see a person nearby smiling. And even more beautiful is knowing that you are the one behind it
- 2. If you have the power to make someone happier today, do it. The world needs more of that.
- Some people build lots of walls in their lives and not enough bridges, there’s no good reason to be one of them. Open yourself up. Take small chances on people.
- 4. Never stop doing little things for those around you. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.
- Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of love – all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Be present, be thoughtful Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses. This is how to make a real and lasting difference in your relationships, new and old.
- We don’t always need advice. Sometimes all we need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen to, and a heart to understand.
- Today, just be 100 per cent present with those around you – be all there. That is enough.
- There is no such thing as self-made Someone else believed in you. Someone else encouraged you. Someone else is invested in you. Someone else prayed for you. Someone else spoke life over you. Be that someone for others too.
- It’s practically impossible to love your neighbours if we don’t know them, and yet that’s often the case We live in such a hyper-connected world with such limited or nonexistent communication Remember this. Relationships matter. Stories matter.
- In human relationships, distance is not measured in miles but in affection. Two people can be right next to each other yet miles apart.
- Stay in touch with those who really matter to you, not because it’s convenient, but because they are worth the extra effort.
- The single greatest problem in communication is the illusion it has taken place. Too often we don’t listen to understand, we listen to reply. Bring awareness ti this. And listen for what’s truly behind the words.
- Set an example. Treat everyone with respect, even those who are rude to you not because they are always nice, but because you are. And do your best to be thankful for the rude and difficult people too, they serve as great reminders of how not to be.
- 15. Sometimes it is better to be kind than right.
- People are much nicer when they are happier, which says a lot about those who aren’t very nice to you. Sad, but true.
- The real test always comes when you don’t get what you expect from people. Will you react in anger? Or will calmness be your superpower?
- The way we treat people is the way we treat people we don’t understand is a report card on what we’ve learned about love, compassion, and kindness.
- Be kinder than necessary. What goes around, comes around. No one has ever made themselves strong by showing how small someone is.
- The best relationships are not just about the good times you share, they are also they’re also about the obstacles you go through together and the fact that you still say I love you in the end.
Now for the quotes and the songs, I promise to not get too morbid.
I missed doing this, I feel sad often. At 68nits too late, baby.
It has been eleven and four years for the Williams siblings since we became the elders. Each and every day.
Plum village, such a wisw nman. R.I.P. THich.
How many ways can you say, I love you mum and dad.
I did some terrible things to my mum during my teenage years, I call it our black vs. white time.
Lots of truth in this statement.
In my Buddhist years Pema Chodron always said this
They mostly always know already, they just love you for who you are.
Unrequied love by any other name.
Great image of motherhood.
For you, Karina.
Unfortunately , we do not do this all of the time, then we have to have our wounds healed.
Early days, it’s up to mum and dad.
over to my words. The first slogan I ever got paid the princely sum of AUS25 dollars for It’s up to us, Because we Can, It’s our time. The ethos of Interculturalosism: Love and Respect for all, everybody included. Leonard – The light gets in, Gil Scott Heron: The revolution will not be televised Me- fuck Rupert Murdoch. It is an interesting time in our lands: WE are charging the machine guns, and some of us will not make it. There are more of us than them, They know they have lost. If you enjoyed this I would appreciate s donation towards the 1 million dollars I am raising for the ASRC in 2023/ The button os on our website.
Until next time, my dear friends.