Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors at Padre's, Rubin Report, Phetasy and Triggernometry! Happy New Year and for those in Cath-O-land, Orthodoxy and disciples of Da' Jesus MERRY CHRISTMAS! It all winds down tomorrow with the Baptism of the Lord, so until them I still enjoy the salutation and wearing my Santa hat. Happy Saturday Refugees, Triggeratti, Early Birds, Dawn Patrol, Beautiful Bigots, Later Dayers, Day Walkers, Conversants, Lurkers, Fascinating People and of course the dear Phamily!
I think someone posted in one of the Local's that by now many have already given up on New Year's resolutions regarding changes in health or habits. POPPYCOCK! 😁The beginning of the year is nothing but a date. Changes that you really want, can begin anytime, and sometimes after repeated failure and discouragement we find the perseverance or resolve to see a desired change become an actual habit.
If we are chasing after major, significant changes, it will be many, many small steps and exercises of effort with mixed success and failure that will see us to our goal and changed habits. I think I may have posted something about this earlier in the week or at least thought about it in these morning musings. about goals and systems. @ScottAdamsSays says we should develop systems of change more so than goals. Whatever the mix you want, I think both are helpful. What is the goal you want to achieve, what is the system by which you hope to arrive there? More importantly, once you arrived at the goal, how will you maintain it? Achieving some new health goal, integrating some new knowledge, wisdom or expertise ought to leads to living at a new level of awareness or sustained commitment. The key is not to give up and resign yourself to the land of no effort, no success and stagnate failure. Dynamic failure is much better. Sure it sucks, and it is difficult and there are days when dynamic failure is exhausting and tempts us to quit. There are too many time I have given up in resignation and pivoted to talking myself out of desired goals and systems.
Stagnate failure - the lessening of life, the draining of color, the muting of the music and the overall graying of our lives that bleeds the vibrancy out of the beautiful ordinary. I think in 2022 I would rather strive to find ways to be a dynamic failure rather than a stagnate one. I hope to find, and I hope you do to if you want changes for the better in your future. A few quotes to keep perspective and of course some wintery scene to remind us of the beautiful life we have been given even when so many things seem the opposite. Merry Christmas my friends!
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. - Charles F. Kettering
Failure is the foundation of success . . . Success is the lurking place of failure; but who can tell when the turning-place will come? - Lao-Tzu
Custer State Park - South Dakota
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...