Please Hear What I Am Not Saying

This is from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, by Charlie C. Finn. I have never thought that it applied only to teenagers, as I am one of the adults to whom it also applies. All of us need to be hugged, to have a stranger be kind to us. It reminds us of our value, especially when we have not been kind to that stranger. People are like animals caught in a hunter’s trap. They really need your help to get out, but the closer you get, the higher the odds that they will attack you. Release the trap anyways, even though you will get scratched!

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AA’s 12 Steps

I plan to add the 12 steps to this blog. They have helped dozens of people heal, in my life and personal experience. Including myself. I have had the honor of using them to help others, and watching healing take place is a tremendous honor. Some think it’s a cult because they have not talked to a Christian who is involved in it. Almost all the Christian criticism of the program was done by people not involved in helping others heal. Those that stay outside can only hear gossip and rumors. If you want to know more, watch these posts!

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Over 120 Years Ago

A list of how things in America were back in 1900, which helps me be grateful for what we have now. (From a book called ‘When My Grandmother Was a Child’ by Leigh W. Rutledge, which begins, “In the summer of 1900, when my grandmother was a child…”). Remember as you read these, that no science has ever been 100% correct. Also, some countries are still having some of these struggles today!

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Supermarket Approach

It is easy to get caught up in the things about this life that we don’t like, especially for some of us. We tell ourselves and others that listen that we have ‘high standards’, yet in reality, we are … very intolerant of those that don’t think the way we do. To tolerate those ‘fools’ is unthinkable, yet in reality, the only one losing sleep and peace over those fools is … the foolish one. Here’s another way to look at other people and life.

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Actions-Attitude-Atmosphere

So many people try to lead or manage their workers by focusing on actions. People are told exactly what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. It’s as if the manager/leader is a “slave-master” and the employees are slaves! Some of these dinosaurs are still around today! When they run their whole country, they are called “dictators”. Understand that for people who are incapable of growth this is the only valid approach. I believe that people in some circumstances must be ‘cared for’ in this way, but those people that are very far from what we would consider ‘healthy’.

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(Revised) Judgement Day!

Whether you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim, or profess another religion, you have heard of “Judgement Day”. No, not like in the Terminator series of movies! It’s when we stand before God to answer for our deeds and thoughts in life. Was I good enough? Did I help enough people? Was I a drain on those around me? There’s just us, a defense attorney, the prosecution team, and the judge. Wow, that Judge has some desk! How will this play out? (This is the revised and expanded version!)

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