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What You Got? a LOT!

shutterstock_133218758HAPPY Tuesday!šŸ™‚Ā  How is Your day going?! FOCUS on the positives–PLEASE! Things can turn around (or take the right turn) with the right attitude: a POSITIVE one!:)

APPRECIATE WHAT YOU GOT: A LOT!:)

Today/and this past week-end, i’ve been learning, meditating, examining closely 2 Positive qualities: Reasonableness and Generosity!Ā  What’s Your perspective/description of these traits? Here’s some “quick” thoughts i have to share:

To be reasonable: IS to be gentle, generous, yielding, non-dogmatic, flexible, adjustable, not unduly strict, considerate of circumstance, accommodating, impartial, giving, not insisting on the letter of the law, rather truly appreciating the spirit of the law. A reasonable person doesn’t insist on their own ideas, preferences, opinions, ways of doing things as the right and only way of doing things.

Reasonableness and generosity belong together…like peanut butter and jelly -lol… peanut butter: substance, glue, tasty, salty, yummy, practical. Jelly: sweet, fruity, sticky, yummy, unpractical..which reminds me how in my younger years, i had this life outlook/philosophy/theory aka the peanut butter and jelly theory about stuff/life and its workings/my experiences, etc. being comparable to your very first bite of the very first (perfect) peanut butter and jelly sandwich ever tasted/made…that each subsequent bite/experience sadly would never compare to/measure up to the very first bite/very first experience (our subjective understanding or subjective perfect perspective of whatever).Ā  For example, that every time you tried to make another (abstract or concrete) sandwich, it would be different and hard to measure up to the standard of the first …or something like that?? lol…i’m laughing as i write cause Chato patiently listened to me go on and on and on (in depth) about this goofiness…on one of our first dates.:)

THANKS READER–for letting me go on and on and on about other goofiness…by patiently reading my blogs!šŸ™‚ The simple stuff/pleasures (gifts) in life (i.e. peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) should be appreciated, huh? (Especially when hungry.)

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i LOVE this quality (reasonableness). We all know what it’s like to experience harsh/cruel/unfair treatment from someone who is anything but reasonable or giving/forgiving or impossible to please. Many beautiful things/beautiful people/beautiful life/beautiful planet could be helped/saved/salvaged instead of thrown away/discarded/destroyed as insignificant or worthless IF reasonableness came into play more often! When we are reasonable, we appreciate and find contentment in what we got and we’re willing to share and give of our time, energy, resources.

You’re reasonable and generous, right?! How can displaying these qualities in greater measure improve any difficult circumstance or person you may be dealing with?? What do You think, please let me know.

i’m trying/thinking/meditating/practicing these (not my words) of wisdom:

Practice giving, and people will give to you. They will pour into your laps a fine measure, pressed down, shaken together and over-flowing. For with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you in return.” (Luke 6:38)

APPRECIATE what YOU GOT…while You got it, eh?!…and it’ll be OKAY!

PLEASE CONSERVE…recycle, resurrect, salvage, share, give, forgive…save… Trees and Forest Bathing, PEOPLE are like trees, you know!

Why chop each other down (with words or weapons)–when we can build each other UP!!!…by being reasonable & generous…:)

PEACE PSYCH CENTRAL & BEYOND!!:)

 

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What You Got? a LOT!

Joan Winifred


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Winifred, J. (2013). What You Got? a LOT!. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 15, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/wellness/2013/08/what-you-got-a-lot/

 

Last updated: 26 Aug 2013
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 26 Aug 2013
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