Posted by: Consider This... | August 19, 2017

Saturday’s Special Secret

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

{Martin Luther King, Jr.}

Posted by: Consider This... | August 18, 2017

Friday’s Fabulous Fantastic Facts

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. 

{Martin Luther King, Jr.}

 

Posted by: Consider This... | August 16, 2017

Will’s Wonderful Warming Wednesday Wisdom Words

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Posted by: Consider This... | August 15, 2017

Tuesday’s Terrific Tune

Normally, I post on “Tuesday’s Terrific Tune”(c) just the link from YouTube the video link, and let the song play on as the message of that day…But, today however, I have felt so strongly to add my humble opinion, to this “Humble and Kind” song…

Our Fabric of ‘North American Society’ is becoming more torn and worn out as the days, weeks, and months go by…And too, even of the world…We here in the somewhat sheltered East Coast of Canada, look with almost disbelief, and horror, at the daily news of what all IS happening, and the happenings that are now within our small borders…

As most of you know, recently more hatred and the ensuing carnage has hit the USA, again…Automatically, we collectively point fingers at key politicians saying, “They are not doing enough to stop this! More must be done!” Yet, still within our hearts, minds, and our very souls, we have already silently chosen sides…We find it so easy to shift blame elsewhere, yet, identify with those who stand with fist clenched in rage, against others who think, feel, and act ‘differently’ than what we do…

Racism is wrong. Period. That should be a no-brainer right there…I for one, am appalled at how violently things have become with our neighbors to the south of the 49th parallel, and yet, my next thought reminder, brings to mind of events close to home, that even we Atlantic Canadians are no longer immune to the bubbling over of virulent Hatred towards other human beings here on good ol’ Planet earth…

Why? In God’s name, WHY? What has ‘that other person’ done to YOU personally, to cause you to so very easily, revert to an almost savage behaviour, in ‘expressing’ your narrow mindset??  I am sickened with the thoughts of how this must have been handed down to you, from someone in your life; whether it be a Parent, Grand-Parent, or some other relative, friend, acquaintance, whatever…

WHEN will it stop? Well, when we adhere to the very same advice that we fling in righteous indignation at Politicians, to now apply in our own lives…We are overwhelmed, as mere mortals, with seemingly too much information; our digital/technological age has numbed us morally, and we now find it so easy to shout at others on our TV &/or computer screens, at what ‘THEY’ should be doing. 

But when are we going to stop, and take a long, soul-searching look into a mirror in our very homes, and ask again, “What are YOU going to do about this?” When will WE, you and I, stop pointing fingers, and instead, thaw the every cold, icy mantle of our collective hearts, that have become so conditioned to think that ‘others’ are responsible, not us?

They have been many a famous person echo the words, in different ways, of us never learning from the mistakes of History, and then always doomed to repeat them…

Today, August 15th, is the Anniversary of “V-J Day”; Victory over Japan, which marked the end of World War 2…But sadly, wars have never stopped; and it seems there are now even more wars than ever before, and some say, more will come, and even worse…Like many of you, I had relatives serve in Armed Forces, to combat and defeat, what was then known as Evil Foes that brutally murdered MILLIONS of fellow humans on the Planet, “Just because they were (are) ‘different’ than us, and they must be eradicated.” 

And now, fast forward to 2017, and, what has changed, really? People from all walks of life, beliefs and ideologies, are STILL brutally murdering people, “Just because they are different than me”, is their battle rallying cry…

A few years ago, on this blog, I offered a “Cup of cold water” Challenge, to see how many of us could do simple acts of kindness, to others, and to never expect anything in return…How has that been going, fellow humans? Are we ‘there’ yet? Are we still smiling at one another, sharing their pains and sorrows, and offering comfort, care, and compassion? Or, are we still hunkered down in our dwelling places, comfortable and cocooned, in the self-made mindset of thinking OTHERS should be ‘doing something’? 

“The Golden Rule”, which stretches across many Faiths, Beliefs and Creeds, is not yet dead; but sadly, it seems to be losing its very voice and influence upon us all…

After you read this, and watch the video, step away from your computer, and hold the one(s) you love…TELL them you love them…And, even if you are alone, call someone else to also tell them that very same thing…Don’t wait for someone else to call you, beat them to it…And, offer them again, some kind of ‘Cup of cold water’ in Friendship, and in Love…

Because, after all, if we are failing to see ‘others’ do what they should, why then, even more, are WE not doing something about it, that ‘it’ being what we should be as fellow humans and souls, to spark the light of being “Humble and Kind”…

 

Posted by: Consider This... | August 14, 2017

Monday’s Moments & Memorable Musings

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Posted by: Consider This... | August 13, 2017

Sunday’s Shared Smiles

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Posted by: Consider This... | August 12, 2017

Saturday’s Special Secret

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Posted by: Consider This... | August 11, 2017

Friday’s Fabulous Fantastic Facts

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Posted by: Consider This... | August 9, 2017

Will’s Warming Wonderful Wednesday Wisdom Words

My Dad always told me, ‘I don’t care what you do. Just aim to be the best at it. Even if it’s the world’s best window cleaner.’

{Bruce Dickinson}

Posted by: Consider This... | August 3, 2017

Thursday’s Thought of the Week

There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.  

{William Barclay}

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