Thursday, August 23, 2007
Thought from August 21:
Adversity and loss make a man wise.
- Welsh Proverb
Dealing witrh adversity is something that truly shows the measure of a person. As someone who has made many mistakes in her life, I feel that I have learned much. How to react to problems, how to keep my anger in check, how to not sweat the small stuff (okay, maybe I'm still learning that one...) and many other things. Adversity and difficulty really are the best way to learn. A wise friend once told me, "In school you get the lesson then the test; in life you get the test, then you learn the lesson."
Thought from August 22:
A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight.
- V. Borge
Smile and the world smiles with you. It takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown. ... Smiles really do make a difference. Think of a time when there was nothing said aloud, but a smile broke the ice and smoothed everything over.
Thought from August 23:
Concentration is the ability to think of absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
- Ray Knight, professional athlete
Concentration, and avoiding distraction is difficult, especially in this busy modern day. The world is so full of sources of distraction - telephones, television, movies, internet, the list goes on and on. We are so inundated with media that it is hard to find that silent moment. Oh, but when you do.... When you do that is the best time. Time to yourself, time to meditate, time to think and to breathe. When I used to work downtown, I loved going to the labyrinth behind the Eaton Centre every Thursday before going out. Taking time to walk the labyrinth and to meditate as I walked was such a rejuvenating experience. Now, I work closer to home which is good, but I can't get downtown as easily to walk the labyrinth. :(