Every one knows what a straitjacket is, we have seen it used in movies/T.v. some of us even in real life but what if there is a society of straitjacket thinking?
The effectiveness of this garment is to restrain, to keep under control or to keep the person from self harm but the negative connotations is a garment of torture.
When we only see our thoughts/opinions and don’t give others the chance to have their own that’s what we are doing to each other. The garment meant to keep one safe becomes a garment of torture. The loss of respect for each other is so tragic. How sad that the very thing that gives us our uniqueness is now thought of as bad. To see another person’s view point is when growth happens in ourselves. That is when there is no back of the bus for one kind of person and still allowing a march with a sheet over the head for another. This is taking the high road. This is honoring your self and the other person, it is being mature.
It is great to have a voice but it is also just as great if not better knowing others have one as well.
Today we have a new president. Even if you didn’t vote for him perhaps it is time to take the high road. If he fails all of us fail.
With the season of congestion in full swing I thought of a great home remedy that can be easily made because the ingredients can be found in most homes, plus this can be made in a few minutes.
1/4 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper (powder)
1/2 Teaspoon of Ginger powder
2 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoon of Water
1 Tablespoon of Honey
Dissolve cayenne and ginger in apple cider vinegar and the water.
Add honey then shake well.
Take as needed, this is great for a cough and/ or tight congestion.
I must admit that when crossing a one way street I look both ways.
I know this seems so funny but it’s true, I had never realized I did this until the other day and thought I must have so little faith in humanity. Now it’s good to be careful, to make decisions that will keep you safe but when does this behaviour become disruptive to our life? How is it that being safe when left unchecked chains us into becoming fearful people second guessing and doubting everything. If we alow this kind of attitude to get out of hand we then don’t even see our selves in a goodod light. We become fearful of our own shadows living an empty life.
Fear can be crippling or it can be what Rachel Huber says “Fear is the brains way of saying that there is something important for you to overcome.”
With balance we can be safe but fearless living a full life that we are meant to live.
I have not blogged in almost a month. Chalk it up to busy holidays and a lot on my mind but when I sat down to write, nothing would come to mind. With the wonderful season on the downward slope it got me thinking on how great my holidays went a nd how happy I feel.
I like this definition of happiness from Wikipedia…”Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.”
The word happiness report that they do every year shows the counties that have less than a 32 hour work week, vacations, family as priorities instead of money are the happiest in the world and amazing still is they have small housing and cold temperatures to boot.
We could take a lesson from them. They are free to enjoy life, that time is how you live your life. That acceptance and contentment equals happiness.
So to me learning and being content no matter what is going on in my life I have happiness. To be content with and in all circumstances leads to such happiness that it is contagious. It’s just that simple but we make it so much harder.
I won’t put on a fake smile but it’s genuine because I have my mind set. I reflect on St Paul for he said it best.
Philippians 4:11 “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,whether living in plenty or in want”