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Attitude...

A friend sent this today. Maybe she sensed I had a problem or two LOL! I would think it was just co-incidental. But it should be a reminder to me to be kind - all the time. Still, I don't think I can some moments. Intense emotions just pour out occasionally. Maybe it's better if no one listens to those outbursts. Like a kettle boiling. Let it turn itself off and calm down. we had a death in the parish of a really good man, and we had a liturgy meeting that should send the priest to burn in hell. But oops that's not kind either!

Still, these are nice words, and worth pondering on.

There once was a woman who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
'Well,' she said, 'I think I'll braid my hair today.'

So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

'H-M-M,' she said,

'I think I'll part my hair down the middle today.'

So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one hair on her head.
'Well,' she said, 'today I'm going
to wear my hair in a pony tail.'
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.


The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed
that there wasn't a single hair on her head.
'YAY!' she exclaimed.
'I don't have to fix my hair today!'

Attitude is everything.

Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.......

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

I guess I forget that people need sympathy, not anger. Love. Care. Kindness. I shall have to dig deep.

Comments

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moth2fic
Feb. 27th, 2008 09:30 am (UTC)
That's great! Did she say who wrote it, or is it just one of those anonymous things that swirl round cyber space to encourage us all?
natesmountain
Feb. 27th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
No, I think it's one of those anonymous things. But after a day of badmouthing everyone I deserved to be reminded of how to behave!
moth2fic
Feb. 27th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
Well, it's a lovely 'anonymous thing' - maybe your senior girls should share it, too?
You're welcome to rant etc. It's your LJ after all! I just sometimes wish you wouldn't remove the comment thingie as I'd like to send hugs...
I've used an icon I made from last year's birthday card from you - I meant it for feeling ill, but maybe you should have it and use it when you're feeling mentally sick?
I'm not feeling at all fragile - just tired after Leicester - I only used it for you!
natesmountain
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
I have to remove most of my momentary rants and usually the comment thingies because every time my good friends take offence. My old friends used to berate me for having a rave. I thought my new ones would tolerate it... *sigh* I've tried for ages to just be nice nice nice but surely sometimes we can have a blow-out. I guess not, without a big rider. I love your icon though. I don't think I could use it, I'm not meant to admit if I'm feeling fragile.
moth2fic
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
If you feel the need for a rave/rant coming on, go to the lighthouse (and make sure nobody's following you), lock the door, and email me. I'll put my counsellor's hat on and listen then put my friend's hat back on and send hugs.
natesmountain
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! But *pout* this is my LJ and every time I get annoyed I upset Phil. Still, you're right, I won't share it with the team. And boy, do I have a rave right now, about our new parish priest. But I'll keep that one to myself for now...

Thanks, Liz, you are kind.
microjotz
Feb. 27th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
Oh dear, it is rather upsetting to read your post about virtual vomitting....perhaps if you know what happens in the lives of the so called "lurkers" you would feel they are justified in not writing every day.....

I do not post about my year because it has been depressing so far,I am really unwell and will be going into hospital on Monday next for further tests.
moth2fic
Feb. 27th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
I don't think she meant lurkers in general - some particular lurkers have, as I understand it, posted something upsetting - and you should keep us informed so that we can send virtual hugs and virtual flowers!!!
natesmountain
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd come in with that. I just knew it. Lurkers are not friends. Lurkers are people who read but don't actually belong or participate. Not friends. Please stop taking offence when I blow off steam once a freaking year, I never aim it at you.

And I said nothing about people not posting. And I am really sad that you are unwell and didn't share that. And I hope you could find some time to do that because we care. And I always care about my friends. I really want to know how you are.
humascot97
Feb. 27th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
I hope I haven't caused any of your agita.
natesmountain
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
Course not!!! Lurkers and their buddies are not listed as friends! And your friends were never my friends *g* so I have no baggage, so to speak!!
humascot97
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
I'm just making sure.
natesmountain
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
*g* nothing wrong with making sure

Good to hear from you anyway! Plans going well?
(Anonymous)
Apr. 5th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
well done
thank you, guy
natesmountain
Apr. 6th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
Re: well done
Hey, I'm so not a guy!!
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