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Questions or Answers - Which is more important?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Here is the thought I shared with one of my groups this morning:

"In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers."

Fred Rogers, "The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember"

I really like this thought because it reminds me that as we search for answers to our problems or goals, and so on, the question itself, even if unanswerable for the moment (or ever), is just as important as the answer itself. Unanswerable questions may lead to new questions that may have the answers we seek.



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FLORIDASUN 3/23/2013 8:05AM

    I LOVE emoticon the way you think my friend!

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 3/22/2013 5:58PM

    Great thought provoking thought.. emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 3/22/2013 4:44PM

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OPALMOON 3/22/2013 12:51AM

    Very thought provoking! Thanks, Chelsea!

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ISAVEDME80 3/21/2013 11:50PM

    you are right.
the picture is so relaxing :)

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ANYVAR54 3/20/2013 10:32PM

    Great blog. thanks for sharing. Love the picture too.

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FISHER011 3/20/2013 6:44PM

    Love your thinking-great insight! I have to slow down & remember that! emoticon

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SHRINKING7 3/20/2013 5:44PM

    It is so important to allow yourself time to explore qustions but we often fail to do this particularly at times of stress.

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PEPPYPATTI 3/20/2013 5:21PM

    I love it & you are so right! Absolutely love the picture-it is so peaceful!
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CALGIRL80 3/20/2013 5:12PM

  That is so true. Mr. Rogers was a very wise man. The greatest gift we can give ourselves is the space to ask hard questions and either find the answer to make peace with the questions.

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MOM2ACAT 3/20/2013 4:30PM

    Love this! Even if it's just asking if someone is ok, or even asking how they are doing (and meaning it) can show that you care.

With my experience with having cancer, one of the best questions to ask someone with cancer or other serious health problem, is "What can I do to help?" You don't always know until you ask. Even if I don't need help with something at the time, it makes me feel good that someone cared enough to ask.

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KATWELL88 3/20/2013 4:21PM

    Like this blog I like Fred rogers he was a wise man in terms of creativity and the mysterious Relam of feelings.. ( one of my Spruital teachers)

the picture of the highway or road reminds me journey of life. We may take different routes and meet up to our destination along the way in life. I'm grateful to have u as a friend in my life and joined Sparkpeople on our path to wellness. emoticon emoticon from my love to your heart and mine, emoticon dolly emoticon

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GAILANN48 3/20/2013 11:04AM

    I love this, Chelsea! I agree that just our asking of the question indicates that we see the issue, and we may sometimes find that we already know the answer... Other times, the answer really isn't as important as the question. :) Great thought!
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ILOVETOCRUISE 3/20/2013 10:05AM

    I like this. Makes us think.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 3/20/2013 9:59AM

    Deep thoughts for the first day of spring!

Make Today a Great Day

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LOSE4LIFE47 3/20/2013 9:58AM

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