Sunday sentiment – haiku #14

Age 4 – success is not peeing in your pants.

Age 12 – success is having friends.

Age 17 – success is having a drivers licence.

Age 20 – success is having sex.

Age 35 – success is having money.

Age 50 – success is having money.

Age 60 – success is having sex.

Age 70 – success is having a drivers licence.

Age 75 – success is having friends.

Age 80 – success is not peeing in your pants.

 

Life’s minutiae

Success is a state of mind

Let’s celebrate it!

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Sunday sentiment – haiku

 

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Equal shares for all

Give joy to everyone

You will be repaid

Following on from last week’s “smile” theme I thought we could all do with a bit more joy in our lives.

I’ve just started following Maria Jansson’s blog https://mjanssonphotography.com

Her introduction includes the Swedish proverb

“Delad glädje, är dubbel glädje”

Which means

Shared joy is a double joy.”

Election 2016 , Guess What?

I think that we all need to accept that democracy is what we have, and, sometimes, it does not work in the the way we would have wished. This message is as valid for the UK as it is for the USA. Let’s hope that people can see beyond their hate and vitriol and help to make what we have work.

This has by far been the ugliest, most painful Presidential election that I have lived through. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton were worthy of my vote.

I have several friends who are diehard Trump supporters and plenty of others who are diehard Clinton supporters.

Guess what? Both sides vehemently agree that they are right. My Facebook feed is littered with notes, memes and harsh words criticizing both sides. Each of my friends swears that they are right and those who disagree are morons, disappointments, evil and/or hate mongers.

Guess what? They are all wrong! We are all born with free will. We live in a country that allows free speech and free thought. While that is awesome and wonderful, it is leading to some very ugly confrontations and friendships being lost.  We all need to take a step back and remember the bottom line,  no matter if we are…

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