Good Morning Digital Neighbors & Friends! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was blessed with exceptional ordinariness with a dash of surprise with the visit of @Jimbolaya and meeting a Local's neighbor outside of the parish family. I am so thankful for the blend of parishioners and Local's subscribers to the community. The Coffee Chats & Speakeasies have been a real joy as well, it adds another layer of connection when you hear a person's voice or even see them thanks to the wonders of technology. Happy Monday Friends - Off to the quotes and some winter photo out there somewhere!
A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers. - Nicolas Chamfort.
A fascinating Frenchmen and a good warning - growth in knowledge without growth in humility usually just puts one on the path of conceit. Too many degreed and jargonized individuals think they have plenty of good ideas, so good that many can't recognize their genius without punitive imposition. The bending of wills never accomplishes the changing of attitudes or transformation of lives. Nicolas also said: No day is wasted on which you laugh. It has been attributed in various forms to others as well.
Many are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic. - William E. Gladstone
Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough. - Lord Chesterfield
It is flabbergasting when some twit going berserkowitz about their cause fails to grasp that others can be just as passionate without being amped up on rage or righteousness. Anger is very similar to cussing, those who use it infrequently can wield it with greatest effect, those who overuse it diminish its impact. I like passion - we all need it to maintain the worthwhile fights in life, discerning the worthwhile ones is the challenge.
Winter landscape view at the Allt Dearg Cottage, Isle of Skye
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...