- Producer10 Second Summary of the 1st Presidential Debate (2016)Trump: The American people are angry. Our futures are very uncertain. We are scared. We are angry and afraid, but we are not crazy. Hillary, please acknowledge our fears. Please acknowledge the mistakes we've made as much as you...
- Producer1 Reason Why We Don't Agree on Anything1. We think that the opposite of rational thought is irrational thought. It isn't. There is no such thing as irrational thought. Unless your brain is significantly damaged and sick, and that happens. Otherwise, the human psyche is...
Comments27/09/2016 #2 Deb HelfrichHey @Josh LeBlanc-Shulman looking forward to continuing our conversations here - Welcome to beBee. This is an incredibly useful buzz. Sometimes we do need to work towards agreement and I think you've nailed the right strategy:
"Acknowledge your humanity. Acknowledge their humanity. Acknowledge the emotions involved. Acknowledge the facts involved. Find a solution."27/09/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd@Josh Leblanc-Shulman you are on point. Steven Covey describes this process as "Seeking first to understand, then be understood" Everyone has their emotional triggers. To assume yours are the only ones that matters usually makes for some cold coffee conversations. Great post.
- ProducerAn Honest ConservativeI've never defined myself as politically conservative. I used to say I was an anarchist and socialist and progressive and whatnot. I used to Occupy things. I've stopped attaching labels to what I think, say, or do. I attach labels to my feelings....
- ProducerMake Hummus, Not WarAnother unarmed black man loses his life. The protests that have ensued aren't so much about Keith Lamont Scott's death, as they are about the life that preceded it, and the lives that succeed it. Notice that the Black Lives Matter...
Comments27/09/2016 #1 Brian McKenzieBLM is unfortunztely the same lie that was sold in Ukraine under the brand name Maidan - as it is funded from the same source (Soros) and founded upon the same agenda ~ expect same and similar results. I.E. soon artillary will be shelling enclaves in the names of Peace, Unity, Patriotism. Justice is a blind whore that is quick and ready for a roll for any that have the cash to lift her gown.
- Producer24/06/2016The Return of DemocracyBritains have just voted to leave the EU. I think our Members of Parliament should sit up and take notice: turnouts in General Elections have been dropping like a stone over the last few decades. The main reason for this is that we are no...
Comments28/06/2016 #11 Dale Masters#8 @Timothy Wall If you support any of them, you're supporting the central banking system. Want to be truly free? Get rid of the central banks by minting a coin double that of what your country owes + interest, enforce your payment (and theirs...with payment in gold bullion) with your military, charge the central bankers with treason (they collapse economies at whim)...and you're home free. There's a reason the first Presidents fought the establishment of a central bank...and it's why Truman later felt like a traitor for allowing one to be established.25/06/2016 #9 John ValledorHours after a majority of Britons voted, the sobering reality that is beginning to emerge is the collapse of elitism. Be it British or dare I say from the fat cats in Belgium. One only needs to travel to the heart of elitism--Brussels--to see just how wrong anti-sovereign policies have hurt many in Britain. For decades a plularity elected politicos promising to establish laws (economic, security, etc.) aimed at improving the lot for everyone but, in fact, have never truly followed thru on their promises. In reality, we've seen the rise of political ideology favoring a niche segment of society. Now politicos in the UK are waking up to the fact that a majority of the population has been ignored too long at their peril. This phenomena is equally bulging in the US as well. The media and political intelligentsia is in self-absorbed denial ignoring signs pointing to techtonic change in the status quo. There's even a popular name for it, "the echo chamber." Our society has taken a very sharp turn left when the default setting in the ignored majority remains centrist. As a sign of self preservation, look for the media elites to paint "populism" as toxic--especially when it is threatening the cushy, comfy bubble economy that has favored a few at the expense of the many. This phenomena will not stop with Brexit. Far from it, the majority of Britons have shown other equally frustrated majorities that the time of reckoning is here. Global cultural, socioeconomic resets can be painful. Strap in, lots of turbulence ahead.25/06/2016 #8 Timothy WallRegardless of the outcome... you still live in an Oligarchy, as does the USA etc. NOT a Democracy. One could have a revolution, and the same thing would happen eventually. Bribes are just too seductive for most people, legal or otherwise. If you really want to crush a government, stop buying from corporations, and ONLY buy locally made goods and services. There are obvious exceptions like pharmaceutical companies etc. I takes a Canadian/South African to flip the automobile and oil industry on it's ass. Elon Musk is the new "Environmental Entrepreneur", and it is these types that one should be supporting once the economy of scale comes into play.24/06/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDA great share, like @Vivian Chapman says, and why do we feel so powerless here in the USA? It's gone haywire. Better build my own beehive at home....still gotta do that.....and @Lisa Gallagher ~ I like it when you cuss lol. Where's @Rebel Brown? There has to be some kick-ass thing we can do! Oh, yeah....we're getting it together alright!
- 23/06/2016Deaf to the World: Newborn Infant Hearing Screening - Women's Healthwomenshealth.com When I was born deaf, it took 14 months to be diagnosed. Today, newborn screening for hearing loss is the critical first step in providing early...
- 23/06/2016This show magically weaves the story of family and inclusion.Review: In ‘Finding Dory,’ a Forgetful Fish and a Warm Celebration of Differenceswww.nytimes.com The friendly blue fish with short-term memory problems goes looking for her family and takes a star turn in this sequel to “Finding...
- Producer20/06/2016Making the World Brighter - One Person at a TimeI thought the writing bees would understand why I am writing this story: Almost 19 years ago, I lost the most precious Dad. I know that so many people have really special Dads and that I am so prejudiced but he was my hero. Dad had a very...
- Producer13/06/2016For the Hive: My ImprintMy Imprint: I am going to cheat only because I am the first to write for this Hive and I didn’t want to influence anyone else (positively or negatively). I am going to describe the imprint others have had on me and therefore influenced the hope of...
Comments15/06/2016 #16 Lisa GallagherThank you for sharing such a personal story @Sara Jacobovici. Your parents were wise people. I was inspired by your parents just reading this. How impressive that your mom took her career in the direction she did. I love the advice your dad gave you, invaluable! You are a wonderful representation of your parents, their light shines through you.We never quit missing someone we love but holding their memories in our hearts can never be taken from us!15/06/2016 #15 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCThank you for having the courage to share your very personal, and loving, memories of your parents with us, @Sara Jacobovici. It's a rare few who can think back and honestly describe their parents; who they really were and the profound effect they've had on their lives. The authenticity of both your parents should be an inspiration to us all.
Here's another quote to add to your Viktor Frankl collection - "Everyone has his own specific vocation, or mission in life. Everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it."14/06/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 I'm serious! You have to write a book! Just take blogs/lectures and turn each into a Chapter. You can even run Analytics on say, 20 blogs you wrote, and choose the Top 15 topics for your book! Expand on the topic if needed, then add pics and references and ... WaLa! POOF! You got it!14/06/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia HoffmanA stunning and meaningful buzz @Sara Jacobovici. I am truly speechless in responding with an appropriate comment. With that said, I feel I know you much better than I did before. What is thought-provoking is each and every one of us has a unique imprint, so what has brought us together? Is there a common denominator? Maybe, and if so easily identifiable but the timing? Victor E. Frankl, a very wise man.
- 11/06/2016Today's pray is for an end to slavery of men, women and children. Let us honor childhood and allow children to become adults. Let us pray that no one is deprived of their freedom to live a loving, caring life. Let us see each other as equals carrying out God's work out together with joy and respect.
- 01/06/2016Today, is a prayer for Teachers. Thank you for everything that you have taught our children and family members this school year. May you have some rest and time to recharge your spirit, energy, passion, kindness and intellect this summer (if not teaching summer school.) Thank you for inspiring us to learn. Thank you for teaching us to include others and respect differences. Thank you for patiently helping us grasp a concept until we did. Thank you for helping us uncover secret talents and skills. Thank you for helping us develop academically, socially, athletically, musically and artistically according to who we want to become.
I was so blessed to have so many wonderful teachers over the years. One of my favorites was Mrs. Halman who allowed all of us to find our potential with a sense of humor and grace. I will never forget that she wanted us to sit on a carpet on the floor so she asked a carpet company for carpet samples and we somehow sewed them into a patchwork carpet tapestry. She always understood the class clowns and developed their passions and did not extinguish their joy, which was so wonderful to observe.
May God bless and protect our teachers.
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- 27/05/2016Today, I just want to be grateful and thankful for the new acquaintances that I have met on beBee. I pray that we all have fun learning together. That we help each other grow professionally and spiritually. That we use our collective intelligence and wisdom to make this a better place. That we mentor others that join beBee and help them reach their professional and personal goals. May the founders, ambassadors and producers continue to provide a secure, innovative, fun, respectful community to share ideas, art, literature, photography, etc. Have a wonderful day everyone.
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- 26/05/2016In the US, we are entering Memorial Day weekend. A prayer for this weekend is to thank military personnel all over the world whom have sacrificed their lives defending other's freedoms. May God guide military leaders with compassion and empathy. May he give service personnel in all disciplines strength and courage to carry out their missions with integrity, justice, truth, wisdom, kindness and humanity. May their intentions be noble and guided by the true God's hand and not disguised by selfishness, cruelty or discrimination. Thank you to the families whose loved one gave the ultimate sacrifice in true honor.
- 24/05/2016This prayer is for anyone struggling or wishing to offer a better today. You are never alone. There is a whole world of people praying for you.
It is the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. I look forward to all of you sharing your prayers too.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred let me sow love,
where there is injury let me sow pardon,
where there is doubt let me sow faith,
where there is despair let me give hope,
where there is darkness let me give light,
where there is sadness let me give joy.
O divine master, grant that I may not try to be comforted but to comfort,
not try to be understood but to understand,
not try to be loved but to love.
Because it is in giving that we receive,
it is in forgiving that we are forgiven,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
I realize that many religions do not believe in many of the Christian words in this prayer. However, we all are human beings and this prayer offers us a way to connect positively with one another. Let us bring a smile to someone today. Here is a smile to make your day.
- 22/05/2016How neat is this to share with the world.Germany to Build World’s First All-in-One Synagogue, Church and Mosqueforward.com The ‘House of One’ will provide equal space to all three monotheistic religions; construction will start in Berlin next...
- 20/05/2016There are so many people to pray and care about each day. Please share your prayers too!
I read an article about an inspiring school bench program. If a child sits on the bench, they are inviting others to join them so they are not sitting alone. Today, may we create imaginary or real benches at school, work, social and community gatherings, etc. to invite a lonely or scared person to not sit all alone. May we practice inclusion, kindness and empathy always.
Comments04/06/2016 #2 Diane SchultzMy prayer for today is for the souls of gang members. I heard a story yesterday of a medical professional on route to assist someone at the hospital. Someone shot the dedicated father's rear window while he was driving. He and three other cars did not move fast enough out of the way when the light changed on a two lane road. The person lived and the exiting bullet did not injure anyone in nearby homes. This man helps children walk, sit, eat and play again. He tackles the hardest of the hardest cases guided by God and his wonderful team.
As he told me his story, I thought about how I was so fortunate not to be a gang member. I pray that every gang member feels true love and acceptance outside a life of drugs and criminality. I pray they feel God's love every day. I pray they find peace and hope helping others in their neighborhoods, making safe communities. I wish that I could erase their pain and past. I want to shout out that you may think that you are the only person that has had a tough life or that I could not even know but I do. My honorable father broke every one of those chains and made sure that we only experienced love, hope and peace. He prayed every day to God for strength and lived such a difficult life but he was so happy and blessed. So dear gang members, I wish you love and happiness. Please pray to God. He is with you and waiting for your love.24/05/2016 #1 Diane SchultzThis was in our Church bulletin and I thought that is relevant for everyone. We are all parents at one time or another. We might be raising our own, an adopted, foster, guardian or other child that came under our wing. We might be their coach, nanny/babysitter, aunt/uncle, teacher, or neighbor. As a community, we help shape our children. Today's prayer is for those that teach or are role models for children. May you help give the children wings to be responsible, caring, productive, empathetic, supportive community members.
Children Learn What They Live
If a child lives with criticism, He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, He Learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with encouragement, He learns confidence.
If a child lives with tolerance, He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with praise, He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, He learns justice.
If a child lives with security, He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, He learns to find love in the world.
I pray that we lift everyone not just children.
I am recording the source not to offend but because I do not want to appear that I am plagarizing. Written by the St. Michael Ministry of Compassionate Care
- Producer20/05/2016On gratitudeA few weeks ago I found myself complaining to someone about the lack of beach destinations on our itinerary* for a year. ‘I love the beach, I was looking forward to a year of waking up and having morning swims’. On-and-on I went. And then I...
- 19/05/2016By Jeffrey Strickland.Small Acts of Kindnesswww.linkedin.com “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato Quantum “Small” is probably not adequate to describe these acts of kindness. If I had written “quantum” instead, I might have...
- 19/05/2016Let us pray for empathy and understanding for people that are different from us in anyway. Let us offer them a smile and kind word. Let us celebrate, honor and respect everyone’s uniqueness without prejudice. Let abolish discrimination and inequalities. Let hope for a peaceful tomorrow.
- Producer18/05/2016Prayer for the WorldI am starting a new hive and everyone is welcome to join! It is called Prayer for the World and it is non-denominational. The purpose of the group is not to persuade anyone to join another’s religion. It is not to ridicule, dictate or demand that...
- 18/05/2016Welcome everyone to Prayer for the World! Let us bring a little joy and sunshine to the world. Here is my smile for you today.
Prayer for the World~ 100 buzzes
This is a non-denominational hive meant to bring hope, peace and love to others: one prayer, poem, meditation at a time. This is not a hive to criticize or convert others. Share your favorite prayer, quote, or meditation. If you need a prayer or knows someone that does, please share. Let us lift the world together in peace with honor, respect, empathy, humility and understanding. Look forward to hearing your stories too.
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