Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! Bad storm last night - poor Jackson was a mess so I get an earlier start on the morning. On the providential side of things, I fell asleep earlier and don't feel too bad at the moment.
More quotes from Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts & Funny Sayings. How about a few quotes on adversity? Most of us are probably prone to avoid or think negatively about adversity even though hindsight tends to make us appreciate the lessons that adversity provides. Of course if adversity kills you or mentally breaks you in a permanent way is doesn't provide good lessons for the afflicted as much as the observer. Off to the quotes! Also a barn from Maine photographed by Jeff Folger. I don't know Jeff, but DDG was kind enough to find his work. Thanks for visiting @ Padre's!
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. - Carl Jung
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later. - Frederic Chopin
Adversity makes men, prosperity makes monsters. - Victor Hugo
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become. - Brooke Foss Westcott
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...