We all have things we need to do to keep an even keel–blogging, exercising,reading, cooking. What’s yours?
I need to do all of the above ,plus I have to feed the felines two to three times a day to keep them happy. If I’m slightly late they go after my books, climb the piano to mess up the pictures on the wall, if all these things do not work i.e the food is still delayed, they knock the lamps down, and in their language would look at me with wide eyes and say, “What is wrong with you, did you not get the message yet?
On Tuesdays I collect the garbage to get ready to be picked up on Wednesday. I go for grocery shopping at least once a week, which becomes a headache, the produce look like they’ve waited long enough to be bought, if I’m unable to buy them within two days of their arrival, all I can hope for is half rotten fruits and vegetables.
Their excuse is , because of the distance covered to come to Newfoundland by truck , the produce is not fresh, so we grin and bear it.
There are some local farmers who grow some vegetables that are climate friendly. If one wants to eat vegetables grown in warmer countries they’ll have to be contented with half rotten vegetables.
I’m probably not painting a rosy picture, we’ve grown used to it, we also buy frozen vegetables which look better than the so called fresh ones.
1. Once all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.
2. When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her.
3. Every night we go to bed, without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms to wake up.
4. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
5. We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.
6. On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 80 years old’…I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.
Have a happy day , live your life like the six stories. 🙂
Mike and Lynn Lewis Sherman,
Is being”normal”__whatever that means to you–a good thing , or a bad thing? Neither?
When we think about humans and we give our opinion about a particular person we say he is normal, i.e. physically and mentally sound and healthy.
We do the same thing with plants,animals, insects.
About plants we’ll say, it’s growth is normal, it’s not too large or too small. We always make comparisons, whether it’s an animal or an insect or a human being, we tend to show the difference between each of God’s creation.
As regards humans we do not stop after talking about his, her growth, e.g physical, somehow we also talk about h/s mental growth.
Mental comes into question when someone cannot cope with the learning that takes place among their peers. We find there is a huge gap in their understanding of the same thing, we conclude the eight year old or whatever age we are dealing with takes longer to comprehend even the simplest things, immediately whoever is the person teaching puts the person in a group of other kids who are slow.
This division lowers the self esteem of the ones who are in this group. These kids or students who are labelled slow learners are humiliated, they then start to act up and disrupt the class. We usually ignore them and feel contented to keep them aloof from the rest of the students or kids.
These so called slow learners become a problem for the society, they end up dropping out of school, and get into all kinds of trouble. They are without jobs, either they live on social assistance or do whatever they have to for survival. The society calls them abnormal, they are shunned by everyone.