- 26/08/2017I am not at the mercy of the external world. We have everything we need to thrive when we are not dependent on anything external for our happiness.
~ Barb Schmidt
- Producer21/08/2017Why You Should Send Flowers On A Funeral?It is difficult to imagine a funeral site without flowers. We notice a variety of floral arrangements in different locations in the funeral homes. Crestwood, IL A funeral site will look very depressing and gloomy without flowers. When one hears of...
- Producer14/08/2017The pursuit of Happyness....I have written many blogs on the subject of ‘What is Happiness’, ‘Happiness Explained’ and many more of the science of love and happiness in my latest book, ‘Meaningful Conversations’.It seems that many people have been pursuing the stock exchange...
Comments16/08/2017 #15 Geoff Hudson-Searle#13 @Brian McKenzie, we have all probably been there at some point, I was in banking through the 1990 recession, the 2000 dot com bubble and I set my company up in the double dip of 2008/ 2009, the wonderful circle of people I have in my life, money could never replace their love, kindness, gratitude to my very being, is what makes me blessed with life, however, choices needed to be made to take me to this position, money is not the main driver or motivator behind the happiness we all have. With happiness success will follow you. I still maintain and I talk with immense experience on the subject, a good life is built with good relationships, one bad relationship can be collateral damage to you and your happiness and life, I found the hard way, but perhaps I was needed to learn this way to find ultimate happiness in life......15/08/2017 #11 Geoff Hudson-Searle#3 Is there another way @Jerry Fletcher, this is rhetorical :-) If you want a good life, you absolutely need good relationships, in my professional opinion there is no other way, but it will depend on your choices! My inner circle are very special people, I love them all dearly. Robert Waldinger's Ted talk 'What makes a good life' may interest you; https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness Robert shares life lessons aren’t about wealth or fame or working harder and harder. The message that we get from his 75-year study is: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.15/08/2017 #10 Geoff Hudson-Searle#7 Thank you Brian for your comments, I always like to receive prospective's to my blogs, we all have our points of view on life and what drives us as beings, however, if LOVE is driven by a relationship and if the relationship is fulfilling your happiness, then LOVE is the answer for you, if you are in a relationship where LOVE is not happiness in your relationship then I totally understand your answer too.15/08/2017 #9 Geoff Hudson-Searle#6 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador lovely to hear from you with your thoughts and points of view, I totally agree, the choices we make in relationships absolutely determine our happiness, relationships are the key to life fulfillment.15/08/2017 #8 Geoff Hudson-Searle#5 Thank you @Claire L Cardwell for your kindness and lovely words over the post. The Art of Happiness is a very interesting read and of coarse Buddhism and Buddhism teachings and with wisdom of the world value highly such virtues as loving kindness, humanity, patience and giving, perhaps they value wisdom and compassion most of all. Happiness by Richard Layard, whilst a few years old, is a great book :-)15/08/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie"LOVE" is transactional, temporary, conditional and disposable. It is a great banner to wave to make people move ( along with Freedom, Equality, Liberty, Democracy or Justice) like them, it carries no viable credibility - certainly not with a 50% divorce rate & only a 28% success rate of marriage longevity beyond 10 years.
Love cannot be the source of "happy" when I see so many countless example of miserable people that get rung through its ringer of lies, false hope and treachery.15/08/2017 #5 Claire L CardwellExcellent article @Geoff Hudson-Searle! Years ago I read "The Art of Happiness" and "The Art of Happiness at Work" by the Dalai Lama in association with a Psychiatrist who's name escape me right now..... You have summed up the current thinking on what makes us happy in a succinct and easy to understand manner. Thank you for the post!14/08/2017 #4 Geoff Hudson-Searle#3 Is there another way Jerry, this is rhetorical :-) If you want a good life, you absolutely need good relationships, in my professional opinion there is no other way, but it will depend on your choices! My inner circle are very special people, I love them all dearly. Robert Waldinger's Ted talk 'What makes a good life' may interest you; https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness Robert shares life lessons aren’t about wealth or fame or working harder and harder. The message that we get from his 75-year study is: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.
- Producer05/06/201760 Seconds of Focus Cheat SheetFor those that believe on will power…metaphysics...and mindfulness… ( It s not mine…but I want to share it…)This will show you how to get ruthlessly focused on your goals – in 60 seconds.Why is this important? Because if you can...
- 31/05/2017When I realized what fuels me...
And finally went out and did something about it.What do haters do for you? - Yellow Hyenayellowhyena.com When did I realize haters would good for me? It came way later in life, but as we have all heard before, the saying ‘late is better than never’, the same is true about haters…once you realize haters can be the fuel that drives you every day, you...
- Producer12/10/2016Without DirectionMy head was buried in the engine compartment of my E46. My hands were scuffed, grubby and wet with coolant as I reassembled the cooling system. From behind me came a voice, “Is your son home”, he asked. Startled, I spun around, hitting my head...
Comments03/04/2017 #19 Harvey Lloyd#18 We learned that we were getting through by understanding that the fight of independence was a challenging brain over load that we were feeding into. Repetition and the occasional STOP sign helped us guide our children through the pitfalls presented by independence. The haunting question for us was always how far could you let them fail before pulling them back?
We new they needed to experience the edges of life while they were able to get feedback from us, before the world got a hold of them. Tough calls made but now, empty nest, i would do it all over again.02/04/2017 #16 Harvey LloydWe use to laugh when our children would participate with other families. The feedback was always positive and what great well mannered children we have. We always questioned them as to who's children actaully were with them. :) As a parent it is difficult to know did we get through the thick wall that always seemed to be there. We started to recognize that our commentaries and discussions seemed to show up later on as their own thoughts.
Its always nice to get a little feedback that we are on the right course and getting through to those we are responsible to guide.20/02/2017 #14 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#12 #13 I read right past that @Todd Jones :-). I am so happy you found it relevant and I agree, kids, no kids, it's a relatable topic. The loftiest title I could have ever imagined is "Father" (I prefer "Dad"), its truly a humbling and immensely rewarding experience. . . I recently returned from a mission trip to Haiti with this same son, it was amazing to see him working alongside our team and with the people there. You might enjoy my post entitled "Sunshine in a Bottle", the subject of that story is my youngest. . . Thanks so much for finding this post and sharing your thoughts, I appreciate it!13/10/2016 #10 Thomas ChanianEnjoyed your article. As a concerned father of two young daughters, I often wonder whether all our teachings of proper human values - kindness, empathy, being nonjudgmental, respecting others opinion, sharing own knowledge with friends, caring, etc. - do sink into their wondrous minds. Reading such articles are indeed reassuring that our effort does (eventually) produce positive result in there life.
Thanks for sharing your experience with us.12/10/2016 #9 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#6 It sure does @Laura Mikolaitis! That is a sad story. I think the toughest thing is not knowing if they get it or not. The other hard part, is that frequent feeling that you do not know what the H. E. Double Hocky-Sticks your doing as a parent. There is no guidebook, no manual, and each child is so unique. Each requires that they be coached as differently as the individuals they are. This parenting thing is nerve-wracking sometimes (especially the teenage years), so these little story's we hear from those the kids have touched in some way, are a little bit of reassurance we're not totally effing them up! :-)12/10/2016 #6 Laura MikolaitisKindness definitely reigns @Aaron 🐝 Skogen as is exemplified in this story about your son. I love that you shared this because too often we hear about the negativity that reigns, such as bullying, and other acts that make you shake your head and infuriate you. I recently read a post from one of my friends where she tells about seeing a group of teenage girls on one side of the road flipping off girls on the other side of the road. The girls being flipped off looked away ashamed. It made her question if this is what parenting is - watching other kids and worrying that's what yours will grow into. She said it was heartbreaking to think of it either way. All you can do is hope that you do your best and instill values, teach respect and some of may even be a wind and a prayer. So your story, Aaron, is a timely reminder that kindness exists. Thank you for sharing this.
- 28/03/2017Sam' Bern's Philosophy for a happy life ❤My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Sam Berns is a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he has...
- Producer25/03/2017What being a beBee Ambassador means to me.or where is the beBee etiquette manual.....???I joined beBee in May last year and after a couple of short absences I was made a beBee Brand Ambassador in February this year. This month I am also now a beBee VIP or Queen Bee. I take my position very...
Comments26/03/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI love this happy post, Claire. And I love your last line "Just be". I would say most of us have witnessed the bullybees and IMO, I would rather take the next exit then end up in the traffic jam. I don't have the time for inappropriate behavior.
Beeing a brand ambassador is interesting and fun. I consider a brand ambassador a person that is positive about and promotes a brand, and nothing more. If the ambassador program becomes extinct or if I am no longer a brand ambassador, then I would still support and enjoy beBee.26/03/2017 #28 Pamela 🐝 Williams#11 I would!! I like have a site to go to that doesn't have the trolls like LinkedIn and quite frankly I use FB to really voice my political opinons so I try to keep the two 'worlds' separated, though I do have some Bees buzzing there. But I do try to warn them about my page. :-) Maybe when the US reaches the conclusion of this circus performance I can revert to being nice me! :-)26/03/2017 #27 Pamela 🐝 Williams#17 Julio, uso el traductor todo el tiempo para leer español pero siempre empiezo con; "Traductor de Google utilizado", de esa manera si lo que digo traducir a algo ofensivo que espero que sepan a la culpa de Google! ¡Oh, y el traductor de Google solía escribir esto !! jaja
- 15/03/2017Hello everyone. This is my friends daughter Ocean. Marcia and me have known each other since we were 5. We are best friends It's great to start another lasting such bond with her adorable daughter. I have some posts in mind featuring Ocean. So here's a sneek peek of the smart kid. Love her loads 🤗😍🤗Marcia Genevieve Nicholasm.facebook.com
- Producer25/02/2017Because I loved you so much I stopped loving youWe experience the fast passing of time and we need to pause to think and make choices. However; there are few quotes that make us pause frequently because they cut deep in our emotions. One quote is that of my daughter Sara shown below: "Dad,...
Comments02/03/2017 #41 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - what a beautiful relationship you have with your daughter. What a wonderful father teaching her to explore, to feel, to share, to be vulnerable. Once again, I do agree with you - nothing exists in isolation of another thing. We pull things apart to study them, whether that be love, or smell, or marketing - it does not matter what element we are looking at anytime, we must also look at the inter-connections with that element. So in your post - yes within love also exists fear, fear of loss, love so much that it hurts - as we talked about in our post on smell - smell does not exist in isolation - take away smell and you take away taste. And in business if we only look at one part, costs without looking at customers or benefits, or culture we make ill-informed choices. We make choices as if we are blind - and we are in a way when we ignore the inter-dependencies of what we are looking at and the consequences to other elements.02/03/2017 #39 Savvy RajSuch a heart tugging post@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee God bless you and your lovely daughter. Sharing a few lines that felt apt here from one of my posts on love ....
Love surfaces from the depth of emotions
As true love is eternal
Endless love a gift of grace
What a blessing it truly is!27/02/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#35 Thank you my dear friend @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and I shall share an old photo of mine soon. Sara is beautiful physically, but her real beauty is her humanity. She is very emotional to the poor. She is so determined. You know that she can speak fluent TUrkish even though she had never attended a TUrkish class. She s supposed to take a course on Turkish language while on her scholarship. However; she passed the Turkish Level exam and the university waived off this course for her.
I am so happy that you referred to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit comment because he moved my heart with it.27/02/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#28 Sara is gifted to have a wonderful dad like you and you to have a her likewise. Stay blessed both of you :)
I remember saying this before She is so beautiful. I wonder how you looked when you were younger @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#28 Sara is gifted to have a wonderful dad like you and you to have a her likewise. Stay blessed both of you :)
I remember saying this before She is so beautiful. I wonder how you looked when you were younger @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It's time we saw some younger pictures of you although we love the present you :) :) I'm inquisitive to know how Sara turned out to be so lovely and beautiful. I'm smelling a buzz inspired by an old photograph :)
I also hear so much heart in Mr Manjt's words "We don't need words to describe love - it is already encoded in our DNA and in the flow of meaning into and out of heart." Close26/02/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici#32 I am grateful to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing your comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to my attention. In all of your work and comments, I have heard the wisdom and passion, commitment and dedication, intensity and determination and protectiveness! I hear a different tone of voice here Manjit. And a different pace. I hear your heart. This is truly a touching piece of core communication. You are very generous to share it. Thank you.26/02/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 Every word in your comment filled my heart with joy dear friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Absolutely, I meant t that this buzz be "imprinted with the face of my daughter". You captured my emotions with this great observation.
I tried to run some water to make the equations alive. I refer to your writing "leaving just bare bones of mathematical equations - whereas the mathematics of beauty are in our children". I live what you say here. Yes, we need to make mathematics more of beauty than just dried and lifeless equations. This is one reason many people are fearful of math.
I tag dear @Sara Jacobovici to bring her attention to your mention of her.26/02/2017 #32 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is quite a sensational buzz dear Ali Anani that is absolutely special for the simple reason that you share within it the most precious aspect of your life. I can say that without need of a single equation to describe emotional states, because this buzz is imprinted with the face of your daughter.
Yes, you have mentioned Sara before and these were memorable associations also because it reinforced just one more aspect of why Sara Jacobovici is an important spirit that has touched your soul outside your immediate family.
I have shared pictures with me and my grandson online but that I did because 2 year old's grow up fast and they physically change and this change of facial recognition preserves the idea of privacy - and I say idea - because in this world where technology can parse even the semantic constructs of each of our paragraphs, the only real privacy in this world is silence. In reality this privacy battle is being lost.
I do think Chip Conley has done a nice job with the Emotional Equations but it is only as nice as what our educational system has done to Mathematics. What our education system has done is rip away the beauty in mathematics leaving just bare bones of mathematical equations - whereas the mathematics of beauty are in our children - in the very moment cell division begins to occur and the mathematical fractals start producing life.
The mathematics of beauty are far cry from the mathematics of answers. We have been taught in our educational system to look for answers and not to appreciate. So it is I appreciate the picture of your daughter because the respect is life itself and that is when we don't need words to describe love - it is already encoded in our DNA and in the flow of meaning into and out of heart.26/02/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 The exchange of comments with you dear @Emilia M. Ludovino and on your wonderful buzz of today inspired me with the idea of my next buzz. I am grateful to you.
I take this opportunity to invite readers of this buzz to read your buzz because it is profound.
PEACEFUL MEDITATION to TAME ANXIETY
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@emilia-ludovino/peaceful-meditation-to-tame-anxiety26/02/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 Thank you dear @Emilia M. Ludovino and your compassionate comment is music in my heart. Sara is currently on a semester-long scholarship to the MIddle East Technical University in Ankara. I haven't yet informed her about this buzz, but once I do she too shall love your comment.26/02/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes, yess and Yes- I say to your comment. Sara didn't stop loving me. In fact, she loved me more. However; her hate of me traveling abroad, her love to find me near to her and her fear of me getting hurt while away caused her fear. Like you wrote " IMO once we love someone unconditionally there's no turning back of that love. It's like a toothpaste squeezed out of its tube". May be Sara's worries at the time (as she was less than five years old when she expressed her innocent passion) was the tube would soon deplete of its toothpaste.
I admire your mind and wisdom dear Fatima.26/02/2017 #27 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsDear Ali Anani You've touched base on a very important topic Love. A emotion that is so easy to kindle and develop but so difficult to stop using.
Do you really think that your daughter can stop loving you. I don't think so. IMO once we love someone unconditionally there's no turning back of that love. It's like a toothpaste squuezed out of it's tube.
Love is pure and eternal and forever.
We may stop talking or meeting or even disliking a person we love due to their actions. But deep down the heart that loved will always love them even after death.
This is my experience with love. And this is such a wonderful buzz. I think when one starts to feel a like the way Sara did in the case of any relationship. I believe or feel a little distance between the two people will do the trick. I call it giving space to each other. Creating the distance will actually bring us closer than before. And that fear finally disappears. After all Fear is NOT EQUAL to Love As the weightage of love has the power to drown the other.
I love Louis Chart on Love - Beautiful.26/02/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici extended some of the ideas expressed in this buzz by writing a truly worthy buss on "Feeling Numb"
It is a great read. Thank you Sara for building a castle out of few building ideas.26/02/2017 #23 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#18 @Jeet Sarkar- yes, the reactions are complex and they are not as simple as they appear on paper. Not only they might go through a complex transition, but also we might not know the reactants. Which emotion reaction with another emotions. II said that the equations main value is their helping us to think deeper. .Thank you Jeet for your deep thoughts and sharing them here
- Producer21/02/2017Words are just WordsI'm listening to my heart beatWondering what's with all the heatThinking about howWords are just wordsUnless they mean somethingWords are just wordsUnless they say somethingWords are just wordsUnless they enable you to do somethingWords are just...
Comments04/07/2017 #61 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#60 Wow this comment is an amazing way to validate the value of words dear Dr Anani.
May we all speak words of life giving waters that flood out of rocks. Love this metaphor of comparing people/words to water and rocks to the challenges or obstacles. I smell a buzz from you on this 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔29/03/2017 #52 Timothy Phoenix#51 My pleasure :) I was actually thinking about this a lot lately, how words are just words and how we as a society and as individuals, put different weight behind them. But essentially, it is just a word. Only our individual perception of a word gives it value or meaning emotionally.
- Producer16/02/2017Fireside Chats: MilestonesDid you know that February is Spunky Old Broads month? I hadn't until two years ago when a friend -- Claire LeSage -- told me about it. I wrote a post on it -- Spunky Old Broads -- but that one wasn't about aging. This one is, and it's on my mind...
Comments19/02/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess#11 Thanks so much for the kind words, @Gloria Ochoa! Yes, in the last few years she has been sharing stories -- no Alzheimer's or dementia -- and it's fun to remember.
And like you, 30 was my dreaded milestone, although many, many years before you. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment here!18/02/2017 #11 AnonymousHappy 100 Bday to your mom!!! I bet she has stories we all would love!!! (Wish I had, had the foresight to ask my grandparents for their stories). 30 was my dreaded milestone and what spurred me into life long learning and student loans that just wont go away! hee hee. The only one in my circle and family to take nerd and geek it out. LOL
Proud to be a Spunky Old Broad (in my own mind anyway! LOL) Great post Susan!!18/02/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorAww, I love this post, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess. I remember turning 16 - sweet sixteen wasn't me, though. I didn't get into trouble but I was a bratty had to be in the "in-crowd" teenager. Turning 30 was major for me. I got a divorce, had surgery and my father passed away when I was in the hospital. Two years later, I moved to South Florida. After that, I had many life changing events but I managed to keep moving forward. Happy 100th Birthday Marcia Rooks!16/02/2017 #5 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess#3 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee, time surely does move quickly, doesn't it? I clearly remember being 16, excited to go for my driver's license test (which I FAILED), looking forward to driving my dad's car. Of course, that didn't happen as planned . . .16/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici"Happy 100th birthday, Marcia Rooks!" And many more!!! Great post @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess. I appreciate your sentiments and insights. I also agree with the following: "All of those milestones make us who we are today. Each set us on a path we couldn't have seen clearly then, even if we had mapped it out, debated the pros and cons of action plans,or created a timeline of dates for accomplishments." Onward and upward!
- Producer09/02/2017Reflections - Holidays December 2016 This is a late post considering the pile of work on a 3 week holiday 🤗 🤗 🤗I start my buzz reiterating my beBee lesson"In giving we receive; In receiving we learn; In learning we grow. "Fatima WilliamsMy trip back home has been...
Comments10/02/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#13 Thank you @Mohammed Sultan All I can say is I'm blessed to meet real people here on beBee.
Life is undoubtedly a blessing created by each individual next to us.
The humor part must be from my dad. He had the skills of a situp comedian as he could never stand with that glass in his hand. #beBeesforever10/02/2017 #13 Mohammed Sultan@Fatima Williams -Your wisdom at an early age may safely held you as a pattern.Your common sense to comfort everybody may also qualify you as a "safety valve" which releases life pressure.Connecting dots on beBee and comforting people with so much humor is very much appreciated.You are really very bountiful,Fatima.10/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe 21st Century should be the Century of Life, just as the 20th Century was the Century of Death. We are nearly 20 years into this century and we are still having trouble bringing everyone into the 21st Century. This buzz is simply buzzing with life and deserves to be called 21st Century. Yes I know that one of the things that you miss is your late father, but all fathers want to be proud of their daughters and see them full of life - you have done your father proud Fatima - and you have honored his legacy.09/02/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich❤ Happy month of Love as the world calls it ❤ !
Of course, we should have an officially designated month of love for humanity. Why not a quarter of love? You have started the petition, dearest @🐝 Fatima G. Williams View more❤ Happy month of Love as the world calls it ❤ !
Of course, we should have an officially designated month of love for humanity. Why not a quarter of love? You have started the petition, dearest @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
My sense of deja ecrit is tingling with that quote I dreamed up. I think it says a lot. Close
- Producer31/01/2017Sometimes the only appropriate response is to laugh... a good reminder.It all happened in a split second... like with many things it seems. An incident happened about three hours into a short road trip with Syd and Big Red. As I was making a lane change, I had to veer back to the safety of my original lane as another...
Comments01/02/2017 #8 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz. I am naturally a high spirited person who loves a good laugh. "A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance" Ecclesiastes 3:4. There is a time for each of these. I find that a laugh used correctly can bring anyone out of a negative mood.01/02/2017 #6 Ella de JongEven in pre school I've tried to teach children "We can laugh about a lot of things. Let's do! We don't laugh AT each other, it's just funny :-) " Some kids come from families who (I think from generations on) feel treated as if they are less than others. Those kids really need it to know people can laugh about you without negative meaning.
Good reminder Graham!01/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWelcoming surprise is intelligent, focusing on what worked is practical, happenings create a colourful existence, being a serious dude is funny, and John Lennon sang about the rest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjWebKavfuI
If people actually get close enough for me to hear them tell me "Manjit, give up your splendid isolation and join the real world" - that is the time I try not to laugh but welcome surprise and the whole amusing cycle begins again.
If I do this for a several decades I will die laughing.
- 26/01/2017Today the world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa lit up with the Indian Nation Flag to commemorate the 68th Republic Day of India. Felt proud to be a part of the celebration 🤗🤗🤗🤗 Thank you UAE 🤗🤗🤗🤗
Comments26/01/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#5 The UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed of Abu Dhabi was the guest of honor to India for it's Republic day celebrations. He had visited India on business ties as well so in honour of this strong growing relationship. This was a sweet gesture by UAE.
- Producer20/01/2017A Frolicking Friday Funday!I so need this Friday Funday! How about you? Was your week tougher than you'd hoped for? I know mine was (too much family drama).So, let's all take a deep breath, be happy it's Friday, and maybe laugh a little at the pictures below. Gotta love...
- Producer18/01/2017Qu'est-ce qu'être heureux, qu'est-ce le bonheur?, Aulida Valery, Mister HappyMontréal, le 17 Janvier 2017,Mesdames, mesdemoiselles, messieurs, Je devrais seulement donner mon avis sur ma visite au Quartier des spectacles, de Montréal, j'étais aussi dans le Complexe des Jardins, et l'idée d'utiliser le réseau sans-fil, qui...
- Producer10/01/2017Let's take a minute, a silly minute that isOnce I found a blue spider in the pink tub of rose petals and it spun a web of silver and gold. I lost me. If you find me, please return me. I miss me. The rainbow marshmallows made the unicorn shit skittles. I think, wait no I don't, wait I do,...
Comments10/01/2017 #2 Alan CullerLove it Max! Most things need more cowbell--!
A joke from my now 41 year-old daughter when she was 6:
"Wanna hear something funny?
OK close your eyes. . .
(15 seconds elapses with me standing there with my eyes closed)
". . . Dark in there isn't it"
Thanks for sharing
- 10/01/2017They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
An' I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein' free.
They love our milk an' honey,
But they preach about some other way of livin'.
When they're runnin' down my country, hoss,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me
#MerleHaggard #Musicthatneverdies #LoveforcountryThe Fightin' Side of Me (Merle Haggard) w/ lyrics This is the 1970 hit song written and sang by Merle Haggard. The song was #1 on the charts for three weeks and was nominated for Song of the Year by the...
- Producer08/01/2017Rise Above ; Stand Strong Stand StillHuman mind is too fragile Easily tempted to sinRise up from your doubtsTake control on temptationsStand strong Stand still.We gotta let go of all doubtsAnd believe in the power of I can What makes you strongerIs nothing but belief in...
Comments09/01/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#7 Thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee You are one of the reasons why this beBee is spreading it's wings out and I'm glad your enjoying the reading.
Yes I completed this poem after reading your buzz on smelly organisations. This traid is a very interesting topic. I'll sit on this at night.
But I have promises at work
And targets to meet
And Miles to go
Before I buzz
Ah Time stand still ! ☺08/01/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeSo, you are a poet as well dear @Fatima Williams and a "moving" one too.
I can see in the poem an indirect reference to your triad of energy-people-place.
You are a great honor as much as you honor all of us to be members of the beBee society. You spread love as much your words spread pure honey. Shared08/01/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"[T]he bees will buzz you a welcome from the hives at the end, and then the trees will stoop down about you, and you can look up into a green sky set with constellations of apples." ~Margaret Troili, “Woods of Mendocino,” Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New, June 1908.
- 06/01/2017Welcome to beBee all the new bees #Keep Buzzing
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- Producer04/01/2017The Fear of falling in love again!The fear of falling in love again. PC : Fatima Williams Who doesn't want to be in love.Someone who can treat you like your their sunshine and their moonlight. Someone whom we confide to or look upto in times of turbulence. Someone whom we can share...
Comments04/01/2017 #19 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@🐝 Fatima G. Williams, some people never get to experience love, or have a taste of their dreams, as they don't make it over the edge of 17. I have loved many, but, have truly only been IN love twice in my life and feel blessed to have experienced the feeling. It wasn't enough to avoid the deep-cutting excruciating pain of the thorns that accompanied those emotions, however. You have to take the thorns with the roses.04/01/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#13 I remember that Buzz very much @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and did not comment at that time because what how I felt about love at that time.
And there were some great comments on that buzz.I must revisit and read that.
A mothers love and a brother/sister love cannot be compared to love between two people.
I seemed to have loved the person more than everything else at one time and then forgot that I was leaving my world behind.
So I think as Lisa very beautifully says "to have our individuality, space and be with a person who has similar needs and who can love me unconditionally. I think I may have just found him. And pretty excited and scared at the same time.04/01/2017 #16 David B. GrinbergNice buzz Fatima. I am of the persuasion that true love can indeed conquer all. But true love is also a two way street, which is absolutely essential for a long-term relationship to last and blossom. Each person must go the extra mile for the other and put the other person above themselves. Moreover, the flipside of the fear to fall in love again, is the fear of being alone for the rest of your life. I think the former overrides the latter. Thanks for a good read and keep buzzing in 2017 🙏👏🐝🐝✌️️04/01/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#12 you better get started Dean. Ok, just teasing... couldn't resist. Actually, very nice item on your bucket list. That has been on mine for years. Love my hubbie but he's not a hands on the beach kind of guy... that's OK, I love walking alone. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams View more#12 you better get started Dean. Ok, just teasing... couldn't resist. Actually, very nice item on your bucket list. That has been on mine for years. Love my hubbie but he's not a hands on the beach kind of guy... that's OK, I love walking alone. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, I think we all crave love and need it but the person we love should not be our entire existence. I find it healthy to have our individuality, space and be with a person who has similar needs. I don't want a puppy following me around but I am thankful I have a person who seems to love me unconditionally and respects my space as I do his too. Your poem above is beautiful, not sure I could get my husband to repeat that. Thanks, I find this topic so important. Sometimes people can be together so long they may take each other for granted, reminders are good too. Let your brain guide you and then your heart will melt and so will 'his.' Close04/01/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis is a challenging post dear@🐝 Fatima G. Williams. You asked "Love isn't Enough ! Anyone care to agree or disagree with me".
You remind me of my own buzz on "I Love You- What Does it Mean"?
This buzz generated 168 comments. Ideas on the meaning of love showed a wide spread. So, for me to answer your challenging question I need first to know what love means to you. Love without action isn't love. To love is to give willingly. A mother who loves her kid is willing to sacrifice and do all it can for the kid. Does love have a hierarchy of different levels? If so, only the top level is genuine love.
I shared your buzz and joined your hive.
I end by saying I love your writing. I am acting on my love as you can see.04/01/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#8 I don't get offended easily Dev. I haven't had time to read your posts or interact so I am yet to know you here on beBee.
But we are all here for one reason to learn from other's experience and to share our own.
And that's why I share what I feel and would like to know what others here feel about a particular idea, thought or experience.
Just because I say something it's doesn't mean the other person would do it.
It is Because Gandhi and other great leaders showed us all that wars can be won peacefully, there is some peace left in the world.Hence explanation is vital. For me to change opinions I need to know yours. Hence I explain, give, receive and share :)
That's just me ☺ and Thank you for being curious.04/01/2017 #9 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#7 I am a romantic @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
I completely agree with the arranged marriage pathway. I have seen and had conversations with most of the older generation and a few of my own friends happily married.
But I have also seen my parents and some of my friends parents that had this love which is so magical
I see there is magic both ways but I'm sure both are scary if the wrong spell is cast !
Thank you for a thought provoking comment.04/01/2017 #8 Devesh 🐝 BhattMutual6 Good for you. You don't owe me an explanation, we haven't connected beyond profiles. Still I will read all that you share :) simply because it is here to read.
I am curious . Why reinforce with statements that you love those around you, those you love already know, they have moved ahead to the mutual experience. Fear is normal, it happens to everyone, but why does it surface again and again? Is it insecurity linked with love?
Why must you explain the joy of giving? You have given a lot, those who know just know. Those who take you for granted can't be changed without am affirmation of self.
I hope you don't get offended, I'm expressing what I believe.
Another thought, why be at the mercy of opinion? Opinions can be changed instantly, you have all the means to do it. Change opinions and teach people to look beyond their shallow view of you, this is rooted in how you look at yourself04/01/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWould you rather have unrequited love, love that is never reciprocated or never spoken as love to your beloved?
This is a legitimate choice. One either goes all in or they don't. There are people in this world who did not and I am one of them. That kind of hurt is softened by reason and my reason was simple - not basing my life around a romantic decision. That is why the pathway I took was an arranged marriage. The roots I trusted in where my family and over 30 years that trust has born fruit.
Now imagine if I had taken the other fork in the road and trusted solely on my feelings. Since there was nothing good that would come from that pathway, the most loving thing one can do is to let that person go, never revealing what was in my heart.
Today there are two sets of lives that are both successful in their respective roots. It was duly considered and based on pragmatic decision to be best course and way. Hurt on the front end so there could be happiness on the back end - but of course this is no guarantee. There is no guarantee that happiness cannot be stolen from us by the vagaries and twists and turns of life, but there is an improved chance of weighing up life and recognizing the odds. This is not possibility thinking, it is probability thinking.I took the right road, ensuring head was not greater than heart but that heart was not greater than head either.
Love as a value judgement can be quite a horrible thing, but as a compass, it is altogether a different proposition. Even if you feel alone in that decision, the spirit of your father that is within you amounts to recollections of how he would see this. His legacy is now your legacy to live but the choices of that life are entirely yours. Nothing anyone can say, changes the relationship you personally have between the flow between your head and heart. Who knows what tomorrow brings but it is our vision to make.04/01/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#2 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I think if you have read my posts then you must know that I love myself and the people around me alot.
I believe in giving we receive but that I don't see is applied in love between a man and a woman.
The fear is of the unknown that is to come and not with the self. I've seen the most passionate couple separate and the most indifferent couples stick together.
Thank you Mr Dev for reading and commenting.
I would love to see what @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and many other lovely beBees think of the same.04/01/2017 #2 Devesh 🐝 BhattYou are already in love with a definition of love.Is this your understanding of love? I'm sure there is a lot more because your comments and posts reflect the fact that you think a lot about it.
Love yourself more, understand yourself more, be deep in your imaginings of self, with each dive come out with something to celebrate.
You will find the right match.Someone who likes to go deep :)04/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichFeelings and thoughts are so often incompatible, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. Remember that the only antidote to fear is love.
Whether a relationship will work out often is not down to love alone and there is not a piece of advice in the world that can actually help anyone navigate the journey. Sometimes the hands clap for a limited run engagement and sometimes the hands clap for longer than anyone could ever foresee.
I feel that what matters is whether two people decide to stick together and then affirm that decision time and time and time again. The commitment to that choice is what overcomes the absolute certainty that life will eventually make love hard.
You described exactly what I think needs to happen - the words of love and joy and companionship are said back and forth as often as possible. Thereby exchange of the words of love cements the feelings into thoughts.
- 26/12/2016Do you see the happy you when you look in the mirror?intentionalemployee.com When you look in the mirror, do you see a happy you or a miserable you? Did you know you can change who stares back at you? Here are five actions to...
- Producer06/11/2016Javi vs the Plow: Speculative FictionThis post is inspired by Phil Friedman's recent "Two Pizzas and a shovel." It made me remember something I read years ago. I have no idea who wrote it and when. This is me remembering the gist. It strikes home because my family immigrated to...
Comments21/12/2016 #77 Wayne Yoshida#75 Nope. I was there for the 1995 season. Amazing El Ninio year. I rented a 2-bedroom apartment and had 3 roommates. Although we didn't get snowed in, I have a picture of the snow bank outside of one of our windows -- snow was above our second floor unit. One night it dumped 3-1/2 feet of fresh powder.
At the main lodge -- the third floor sun deck turned into a first floor sun deck, the service guys had to dig out the first floor entrance!
An amazing winter and a great ski season for me - skied / snowboarded from end of October to mid-July.21/12/2016 #76 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsOMG I burst out laughing and held myself from rolling on the floor. This is THE funniest buzz of 2016 and I bet nothing can surpass this. @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I love this buzz and it lit me up with laughter. Wonder how I missed this one and wonder if I'll ever survive such a winter probably become Frozen 😂 Thank you for this absolutely entertaining buzz 😃😃12/11/2016 #71 Pamela 🐝 Williams#63 Sweet memories; my stepfather loved Jameson and always kept a bottle on hand. I learned to 'mix' his drinks by the time I was 10. (that would be Jameson on the rocks, not a difficult drink to make, but I still remember; it was 3 ice cubes, and two shot glasses of whisky, swirl to chill :-) ). He let me take a sip one time, that's all it took for a 10-year-old! It tasted nothing like the Iced Tea I expected!! But I still remember the hearty laugh my facial expression received. Now I love an occasional whisky on the rocks; I think it's a nostalgia thing.