Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Wisdom, Humor, and Inspiration in September

Wise words from a Wharton guy. This is so true and so freeing.

I enjoyed this article about The Lord of the Rings. I love those movies. I haven't read the books yet; so far, I've only read The Hobbit.  

These are from Oprah's new co-authored book about building the life you want. Sounds like good advice and a good book; I might read it. 

After what I went through over the last several years (with my former husband leaving and then giving me a nasty, drawn-out divorce (among other things) as a goodbye gift...but I digress 😏) I know this is true, and it's empowering. 


I really liked this article about giving 85% effort to things. I don't know that I totally agree with it or understand it yet, but I think overall that I do. I've been using this idea for work and other things, and it actually really helps me to not be a perfectionist about things that I don't need to be a perfectionist about (which is most things).

"The effortless success so many of us crave often comes from a relaxed confidence and a tolerance for ambiguity." I think I'm getting better at this, at least in some things.

This picture makes me feel nostalgic for a bygone era in which I didn't live but would have liked to.

I love this hymn and its beautiful words. I've recited it to myself many times, and will continue to do so.

Good advice about science and the gospel. The third paragraph is an important philosophy that I've lived by since probably my college years.

Cleaning is a good time! Or can be. Sometimes. 😆

"When times are uncertain people like to do things that allow them to exercise control. If you feel you can keep your home neat and tidy it makes you feel secure." ✔✔✔

I'm working on this, too. 
I don't always need to be right and I don't always have to have the last word. Easier said than done, but I think I'm slowly getting better at this. This too can be much more freeing than I expected. 

One of my favorite lines in poetry has long been "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."

You're married until you're actually divorced. Not divorcing, but divorced. Too many people try to rationalize their way out of this, but there's no changing the legal (and moral) facts of the matter. 
Thinking about divorce = Married
Separated = Married
Divorcing = Married
Divorced = Not Married
I will now stand down from my soapbox. 


Ha ha

I enjoy my page-a-day calendar of puns. 😁