Friday Philosophy…Trust

Who can you trust? When it comes to plotlines, never, ever, ever trust the character who says "trust me." If you listen to our politicians, you can't trust anyone, especially not anyone "other." Guess what? We are all that "other." Trust yourself first. Then widen the circle. Trust involves risk, or Brene Brown's famous vulnerability … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Trust

Friday Philosophy…Nurture

We dragged ourselves out of doors today, into the beginning of the heat, and worked around the yard. Tonight saw my usual routine of watering everything in the greenhouse, once the sun had set. Morning saw my Moses win an award at a math competition, and the pure thrill that raced across his face when … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Nurture

Friday Philosophy: Eastern Edition

Changing perspective with Eastern philosophers.

Friday Philosophy on Kindness

β€œThree things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James

Friday Philosophy…Marriage

Don't worry ~ after tomorrow, I won't have weddings on my mind quite as much. Yes, tomorrow is our big day! Some thoughts from others on marriage for today... "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." ~ Mignon McLaughlin "The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret." … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Marriage

Friday Philosophy…Simplicity

Simplicity: it's not just the well-wishing in a Lynyrd Skynyrd song. πŸ˜‰ In our family, we often talk about serenity as the watchword. I've also contemplated home as haven, and family as "the bubble" from which we close out the world. Today, I thought I'd focus on what some bigger brains than my own had … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Simplicity

Friday Philosophy…The Universe

We are, all of us, so very small. And, all connected. "There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's yourself." ~ Aldous Huxley "Two possibilities exist: either we are completely alone in the universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." ~ Arthur C. Clarke "Beethoven … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…The Universe

Friday Philosophy…Silence

Ironic topic for a wordy person, yes? People have said that silence is golden. Silence is a statement, and can speak more loudly than all of the words in the world. With that being said, here are some thoughts on silence. πŸ™‚ β€œWe went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Silence

Friday Philosophy…Mighty!

I suddenly have a second wind. It was 112 degrees here today, so I suppose it makes more sense for me to feel suddenly refreshed when the temperature dips a little. Hence, the topic of today's Friday Philosophy. "From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow." ~ Aeschylus "He who conquers others is strong; … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Mighty!

Friday Philosophy In Whispers…

When you want to write a blog post on silence (oxymoronic, I know) it is hard to come up with a "catchy" title. πŸ™‚ I've been thinking about peace and quiet lately - perhaps because my children are on their Spring Holiday - and wanted to share some quotable quotes on the topic of silence. … Continue reading Friday Philosophy In Whispers…