Some Thoughts for a Wednesday


Whether you think you can, or you think you can’tyoure right. Henry Ford

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinksbut in how it thinks.’ Christopher Hitchens

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them. Albert Einstein

“I think and think and think. I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” Jonathan Safran Foer

Don’t just think, ponder. Roy T. Bennett

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” Thomas A. Edison

I think, therefore I am. René Descartes

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.” Lao Tzu

I think that’s it for today.

Happy Wednesday

 

 

 

No Problem


Now that you have a problem free day, enjoy your Saturday.

B

I Have a Problem


I have a problem with a few things in life, namely:

Holding grudges for years

Wielding a higher education over those of lesser learning

Not seeing both sides of a situation

Not heeding our own conscience or well intended advice

Those who believe being right is their right even when they are wrong

Those who wield their power to the detriment of others

Those who believe their lives matter more than someone else’s

Not using forgiveness as a way to ease a variety of social illnesses

Abandonment…human or otherwise

Seeing the speck in another’s eye without observing the log in our own

I could go on and on but I have a problem with me having a problem with all of this.

 

Sometimes Substitutes Work Well


The dishwasher was full to the brim with a load of dirty dishes…and I had forgotten to buy detergent…big problem. Not willing to brave the blustery weather to return to the supermarket, or unload the machine and do all those dishes by hand, I looked online for a dishwasher detergent substitute. Many suggestions were to put two to three drops of Dawn liquid dish soap in the dispenser and top it up with baking soda. So I did. Voila! It worked like magic and will be my mode of cleaning dishes from here on in.

It made me think of some of the problems we face in life. We can’t always clean them away with conventional methods, and sometimes need to search for a substitute. For me that substitute is prayer…prayer that should have been the first course of action, but got lost in the effort of trying to solve things my own way

Putting a few drops of prayer into life’s problem dispenser and filling it up with God, can work wonders with the many difficult decisions that come our way.

Is any of you in trouble? He should pray. James 5:13

 

 

Seeing the Signs


God can sometimes be found speaking to us in the most unusual places. On Sunday, while lunching with friends in one of my favourite tea rooms, I read this sign posted over the sink in the ladies room:

Good Morning,

This is God. I will be handling all your problems today and I don’t need your help.

Have a great day.

And do you know what? My usual digestive problems were non-existent that day! TYG!