How often do we talk about thinking in our daily lives? More than we think…as follows:
“What was I thinking of?”
“What do you think?”
“I didn’t think of it that way!”
“Oh, just thinking out loud.”
“A penny for your thoughts…”
“Hold that thought!”
“I was lost in thought.”
“I wasn’t thinking clearly.”
And then there is that ‘train of thought’.
I think we spend more time thinking than we think we do, and that’s a good thought.
Thinking is a valuable and fun pastime. Here are a few thoughts for today:
Every moment that we are aware of the gift of simply being, with or without activity, is well lived. Catherine Ingram
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Einstein
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. Epicurus
Don’t just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Epictetus
Other things to think about: things we cannot see…air, wind, nothing.
Empty space is not really empty, it is filled with air.
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
Be yourself, everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde
It’s Saturday again and there may be much to do or maybe little. Be at peace with your thoughts.
Here are a couple more quotes from Kahlil Giban:
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”
“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
(I’m not sure about this last one.)
Sometimes a Saturday can be a good day for just reflecting. If you’re out on the water, on a hiking trail, strolling a sandy beach, or just lazing in a hammock, let thoughts wander until suddenly there is the perfect life scene to reflect upon and then enjoy the journey. Happy Saturday
‘Two people were killed and 12 others injured after a man with a handgun opened fire on a bustling avenue in Toronto on Sunday night the police said. The gunman was later found dead.”
This headline this morning prompted today’s blog which is a slightly altered version of an August 1/14 post. It is actually the third time for posting this poem but somehow the times seem to warrant it.
In 1995 I wrote this poem called The Victim. It’s about crimes and war and unsound government, and the entire world possibly becoming victim to all of these things. And then thinking about the poem in a new light, I realized that it’s not only crimes and wars and unsound government that hurt people, but the way we treat each other on a daily basis. The sad part of all of this is the take heed part. If we don’t take heed, nothing changes, and if we do…can you imagine?
before their time,
of some heinous crime.
world’s worst foes,
of God only knows.
through sheer greed,
of abnormal need.
whose rule a hoax,
of the peoples’ votes.
Our planet Earth,
of our ignorance.
World, take heed!
The time has come
lest you become
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement…Romans 12;3
This post is a slightly altered repeat of an August 1, 2014 blog.
Whatever we are up to this Sunday, as we give thoughts to your plans and activities, may our thoughts turn to God in the midst of this day that he has made for us. Happy Sunday.