Day Seven: Make the most of Events
Today’s assignment: Create a recurring blogging event on your site, and/or make plans to attend a blogging conference.
Blogging Event: In Other Words
In this weekly event draw inspiration from a well-known quote.
Recurring weekly Wednesday-
Today is Tuesday, but I will write a post today on quotes and another one tomorrow to follow the recurring weekly Wednesday.
The famous quote I picked today is : Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow-
A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Sacrifice is the key word in this quote. Our children need our support mentally, physically and financially. This is the reason we should sacrifice our pleasure by earning and saving for our children to enable them to have a better tomorrow.
Besides financial, mental and physical support is necessary too. Little minds at times can be confused by viewing the world by themselves. We can help by explaining things they fail to understand.
They need physical support in infancy, parents’ assistance enables them to grow up as confident human beings.
Is being “normal”—whatever that means to you —- a good thing or a bad thing? Neither
To me normal means one is physically and mentally sound. I think if a person is normal it is an excellent thing. Think about the two brothers who bombed in the Boston Marathon, killing innocent people , they were not in the right frame of mind, had they been normal they would not have committed such a horrible crime.
When I think about normal the battle of Hydaspes River fought between Alexander and king Porus comes to mind. This battle was won by Alexander and King Porus was taken prisoner. Alexander asked Porus how he wished to be treated . “Treat me O Alexander , like a King” Porus responded. Alexander despite his victory asked the king how he should be treated, it shows Alexander was in his normal frame of mind or else he would have ordered him killed. Porus showed he was normal when he gave the appropriate reply.
I like it when everything is normal,the weather,peoples behavior, when I say normal weather,I mean we don’t have snow in July, snow in December is completely normal.
I visited a store once to look at some of the jewelry on display, I looked at some of them, when I wanted to know what else he had, he turned his back and walked away, this attitude clearly showed his behavior towards the customer was not normal, Would I go back to the store again, absolutely not. This is one of the examples of an abnormal behavior.
Being normal I think is a good thing !
How are you? I am happy to note you are doing well physically and mentally. The other day I read an article you wrote.It is an excellent one.I feel ecstatic because you are my friend.I will tell everyone I know how wonderful you are.Keep working hard, things will definitely work out for you.You are a good person.You deserve the best.
I am spending a couple of weeks in Montreal.The weather so far is very pleasant.My daughter and I love it here. Today we will go to the market for some goodies. I am not buying any desserts or anything sweet. I am checking out the sugar detox diet. It is good I think,I have not eaten anything sweet for more than six weeks. I hope I can continue.
I was supposed to be jealous of your accomplishments and be the green-eyed monster.It is not for me I cannot even pretend to be one. So I’ll always pray for you and hope your life is smooth and you are happy and healthy.
Have a great day.
I checked the dictionary,to find out what is their definition of “Normal”, well surprise,surprise,it says physically or mentally sound. What it means to me,I do not think I’m quite sure.A good thing or a bad thing,depends on who the judge is.
Let me think about physically sound first. It is not easy to know about physical fitness. I maybe fit today,tomorrow I’d find out just the opposite. I heard about a young man,sound bodily, suddenly collapses and lands in the ‘ICU’. So one cannot decide by looking at a person,he/she is sound physically. There have been cases when patients have been sent home with a clean bill of health. Moments later the person is back on the stretcher wheeled hastily to ‘OR’,this is about physical health.
Next is mental health,it is much more complex than the one I just wrote about. We hear about serial killers,outwardly the neighbors see nothing wrong,he is as normal as anyone else. Delve further you find ,he/she is responsible for countless murders.How can it be, he was photographed with the Reagans. There is something wrong with this news.No there isn’t, we overlooked it.
My conclusion is, the word,’Normal’ is not easy to write about. So I leave it to the readers to decide,if they can distinguish between normal and abnormal.I certainly cannot.