- Producer15/08/2017Out ThereIn 2145 a decree ratified and supported by the Empowerment Planet Act stipulated that mankind should reintroduce with immediate effect the supervision of all robotic fleets and subsequent automated services across the Confederation. This bill is...
- Producer14/08/2017Connecting with another human spiritIt was a hot, muggy day. Temperatures had been in the mid 90s (30s Celcius) for days and any rain that fell created clouds of steam on the pavement of the parking lot. I was thankful to be driving a new car with a fully functioning air conditioner....
Comments15/08/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 Williams#1 You know Aleta, I wondered that myself and I truly believe he was heading somewhere and walking there was his only option. I want to think he trusted in human nature enough to believe that his basic needs would be met. I hope I helped maintain that trust and that he arrived at his destination safely. It's what I'm going to choose to believe.15/08/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams#5 I think the reason I wanted to share it was because of these hate filled times we are traveling through, but I know this; humanity will wake up and we'll come through this evil just like we have many times through the centuries. Have a safe and happy journey my friend!15/08/2017 #18 Pamela 🐝 Williams#4 Exactly Ken. He thought we'd forget him, just move on with our lives. What I said to him was this: "You're right, we'll move on, because we'll have to, But we've always been a pie made up of seven slices, and if we lose you we'll never be whole again".
We lost him just a few months later. I didn't realize how right I was. He makes his presence known every once in a while, and it makes me smile to see him in a kindred spirit.15/08/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams#6 I shared the story of my brother's funeral on a @Shelley Brown's post, so I won't share it now. Suffice it to say that it was an eclectic crowd of college professors and his street friends whom he loved and cared for. They were all human to him and any time I can help lift up the spirit of someone I feel like I'm honoring his life.15/08/2017 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams#10 Thank you Lisa, I'm glad sharing my story moved you. I'll admit I didn't know what to expect. My 'soft-heart' ways have more often than not been met with sneers or being told I was a 'sucker'. That's okay though, I'll just tattoo it on my forehead and keep being a sucker. The rewards to the heart and spirit so outweigh everything else.
- 13/08/2017And Anastasia I know what you mean
The revolution took away our dreams
Took away our fantasies gave us sewing machines
And the noise
And the jewels and the lights of those winter nights
And a little girl's eyes oh so wide
I'm not saying they were wrong to fight
But I know they were wrong to despise
Just the joy in a little girl's eyesELLIOTT MURPHY - Anastasia - The Original - A movie by Falke58 .wmv Meet my one of my greatest favourites, Elliott Murphy from a re-uploading from summer of 2009 in his excellent song and his story of the russian princess...
- 11/08/2017Sime great news!!!Honey bee population rises 23 percent in Virginiawww.whsv.com The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that honey bee colonies for productions with five or more hives have gone up 23...
- Producer05/08/2017Critter Chronicles of MagnoliaWarning: Contains potentially disturbing contentOh, the stories I could tell about the experiences we’ve had with wildlife living on our little plot of land in Magnolia, Texas. It’s only an acre and half. But, we’ve had a lot of 4 legged and...
Comments06/08/2017 #15 Barbara Henslee#8 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thank you. I suppose you are right! I AM starting a book. ☺06/08/2017 #13 Barbara Henslee#11 @Ken Boddie In another chronicle, I will have to tell the story of the battle between my Mighty Warrior and the shitty smelling, six foot King snake. At one point during the battle, this thing slithered up and around the shovel handle to offer its nemesis a close up. *shivers*06/08/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeehahaha--so great. Thank you. Your story of Buddy brought me back to the days I bought my sons a puppy which turned out to be a mistake. The pup was from hunting lines, and when I placed the leash in my hungry children's hands, the dog dragged them down the street on his hunts. The leash was put away after a few attempts. Tag often sought to escape our grasps to go on his hunts. Void of prey in suburbia, his escapades focused on trash cans. He became a fan of a local restaurant, stalking the back door of a kitchen. I'd get a call to pick him up those times.06/08/2017 #11 Ken BoddieHighly entertaining read to which I can relate. Our property is considerably smaller than yours, Barbara, but we back onto a large area of parkland and therefore also get many 'visitors'. When it comes to snakes, however, I am a complete and utter wimp and wIll always phone the local catcher, even though it costs a small fortune. Don't know about the wrigglies round your way but some of the larger browns and taipans in Queensland can reach their target 2m (about 6 ft) away when coiled to strike. This is much longer than the handle of your typical shovel. I'd rather they call me a chicken or a sacaredy cat, than they call me a mortician to carry me away. 🐍 👀05/08/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.fall in love with Barbara's writer voice05/08/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.the 'I could write a book' must BEE 'I am writing a book', so lovely Barbara!05/08/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherYou sure have had your share of incidents with 'critters' @Barbara Henslee. The snake(s) would have scared me a lot. We had 2 LARGE raccoons in our garbage each night while vacationing in Maine. My husband even put large, heavy bricks on top of the garbage cans and they managed to knock them off. They had to be 30-40 lbs, no kidding. I enjoyed reading this. Glad no one was harmed, including your dogs :)05/08/2017 #4 Jerry FletcherBarbara, Racoons are unbelievable. They are smart and sneaky and just the bandits they look like. You've reminded me of a the one that raised three little ones and lived in the soffet panels of our roofed porch. I'll have to tell that story here. And the score is Mama racoon several hundred versus a big male trying to kill her babies in our attic, all the humans in the family, a fire department and two different animal control officers. To be continued.
- Producer03/08/2017Life and death and re-birth.I just read Don Kerr's 'Catherine' buzz, which was so fitting a tribute to a life I never knew - he made me 'feel' as if I did. This was on the tail of Lisa Gallagher's the 'Process of dying....'; in which she pines for (yet understands) her clearly...
Comments05/08/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg#13 My sincere acknowledgement of your loss, lovely @Lynne Black is sorrow, as well death affords those we leave behind. No matter my opinion of what is next, it has to be better than this, no? NB: that's not a negative statement, but even if we lived in full mental and physical health, we naturally degrade and increasingly become witness to the weight of the world's pain.05/08/2017 #15 Lisa Vanderburg#11 Hi @Edward Lewellen!! I first cannot escape nor deny the love and loss of your child - that you have learned to breathe again is fittingly profound as a tribute to her.
ooh...another place to get your book - ta! I'll probably get the kindle version, but PLEASE forgive me if I'm tardy as I'm moving house in the next month or so and haven't found a suitable box for my husband; he needs it to hide from ME...eek! :)
It is a joy to converse with you again, dear man! What you said about my sister's last year made her whole life - such joy!05/08/2017 #13 Lynne BlackAfter losing three family members in the last 2 years, I don't think anyone is waiting for death to overcome their life. Death is final and although we hope there is an afterlife, none of us really know. Although I appreciate your Sister enjoying her life, the sadness she experienced her final year, is quite sad.04/08/2017 #11 Edward LewellenLove your thought, @Lisa Vanderburg, "the bond forged in fire, fear and ferocity". Those are words of life. I also like Neil Young's words in his song, Hey, Hey, My My", "It's better to burn out than to fade away". What a great story for your sister to go from a shut-in to really living! If you're interested, my book that our mutual friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee mentioned can be found here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/54097804/08/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 I would love to read your comment if you get the chance to read the book of our friend @Edward Lewellen.
Dear friend @Lisa Vanderburg your reference to my buaa is a new layer of wisdom on the shell of experiences. You know how to express yourself with generosity and sheer kindness. You are a friend.04/08/2017 #9 Lisa Vanderburg#8 My dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I stand with you in your loss, following your example to honor that pain to hone character, for even the deepest wounds eventually will scar over; it amazes me to think we have come full circle to your buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/shells-of-wisdom
Try as I may, I cannot imagine the loss of my child as @Edward Lewellen knows ; I cannot even begin to say anything to convey my sorrow, but I will look out for that book, which I suspect will be more life-affirming than I can conceive! Many thanks my friend, in humility.04/08/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeNot only I have a kind mention in your buzz dear @Lisa Vanderburg, nut also I share a similar story. I lost my brother when he was 47 because of brain tumor. Like you do, I remember our great moments together and this is my relief.
I wrote the forward for the book on "The 90-Second Mind Manager" by my friend @Edward Lewellen who also lost his daughter for the same reason. Reading the book relieved me and I strongly recommend it for your readers.03/08/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"If you love them, let them go...." Such a tremendously hard mindstate to get to, but ultimately, really the only choice, as otherwise two people died for the soul of one. But there is no way to help or advise someone else about how to get to this state. Grief and its unfolding is completely individual and complicated, just like the actual relationship we had with the dearly departed.
- Producer03/08/2017Self-£ove and Self Development 25 of my favorite steps/things you can do to start your own journey of self-development.Sleep earlyDrink coffee or hot teaLaugh moreExercise (even dancing is exercise)Read more books; they are a great source of knowledge and wisdomBe generousExplore...
- Producer03/08/2017Grocery StoreI have a longstanding relationship with my local grocery store chain, which would be Jewel, kind of like Kroger or Publix and on the cusp of Harris Teeter. Jewel is no way on the same level as Whole Foods, Sprouts or The Fresh Market. Jewel is just...
- Producer02/08/2017Insanity?I often feel like the harbinger of doom-and-gloom. There are so many issues that I see as important. Most of them result in death. Some have happy endings.Fiction has been a respite for me. I don’t indulge in it often. It feels like a desert after a...
Comments04/08/2017 #16 Phil Friedman#15 Thank you Joyce, but not looking for kudos or recognition. As you might yourself say, I am just seeking to inform others. What I saw during my brief brush with institutional mental health "treatment" was some of the most disingenuous people I've ever run into. Florida requires by law that the Patients' Bill of Rights (under the Baker Act) be posted clearly on the wall of every mental health facility in a prominent location. And I have stood right in front of such a posting with several mental health "professionals" while they blatantly contradicted what was clearly stated in that posted document. The only time anyone pays attention is when you start taking names, making notes, and talking about legal action against not only institutions but also the individuals involved in what is, in many cases, illegal detention. You are right. God help you if you fall into the clutches of the system without having an advocate on the "outside".03/08/2017 #14 Phil Friedman#10 when lawyers are hesitant to act, it is usually because they are unsure of the law or they are afraid they'll be drawn into a case that will ultimately not pay any money, even if they win. The courts are important not because they are always, or even often right, but because they force mental health professional to go on the written record -- which is a prerequisite to being successfully sued. I have found that their primary tactic is to try to convince the patient or the patient's healthcare guardian to convert to voluntary commotment. Which people have to understand ceases to be voluntary the instant you agree to it.03/08/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg#8 #9 Truly terrifying Phil - I had a niece that was very nearly 'incarcerated' under the Baker Act. She almost volunteered herself until one kindly lady gave her the heads-up you mentioned. She was lucky.
Equally terrifying is how many white adolescents (don't know the ethnicity ratio, but the white parents are almost encouraged to see their teenager as 'troubled') seem to be indulged by so-called professionals who will put them on lithium and the other mind-blowers BEFORE any real diagnosis is made. Sheeet...we used to call that growing pains! The Psychiatrists who practise this (as you know - MANY!) should have their licenses revoked. They have taken perfectly natural adolescent problems and turned them into labels the child will grab onto and cannot shake - seen it so many times in FLA. Of course, there are enough with genuine problems like bipolar, schizophrenia, etc. But to take ADD and turn it into something bigger is criminal.
I used to employ in FLA when the 3-strike rule was legal; I won't even start!
It is archaic and barbaric as @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher points out.03/08/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherSuch a preventable death, how very sad. I can relate because my sister has been in an out of Psychiatric wards, she has bipolar illness with psychosis. There are times they've had her so drugged she couldn't even talk or get out of her bed. We did an intervention a while back, I initiated it. They weaned her from 5 drugs and she left with 3. That was progress believe it or not. She was doing so much better but just like the opioid epidemic, it seems drugs from Psychiatrists play a large role in an epidemic on another level. Our mental health system needs an over haul. It's still so archaic once admitted to a psychiatric ward in many places.03/08/2017 #10 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#8 Agreed, Phil, but I have seen them outright lie to facilitate extended commitments. They simply deprive patients of all rights here in MA by finding them incompetent in front of a judge. I'm beginning to think the system has so much power, lawyers are hesitant to act. Once the system swallows you up, you are gone.03/08/2017 #8 Phil FriedmanThe state of Florida -- which is generally backward, if not downright prehistoric -- in many ways -- has what is known as The Baker Act. It is commonly thought of as legislation that gives police and healthcare professionals the power to involuntarily commit people to mental institutions. However, although it does that, it is, more importantly, a patients' rights act, because it lays out that such commitments may only be for a period not to exceed 72 hours, during which time a panel of qualified mental health professional must examine, prepare a report documenting that the patient is a danger either to himself or others, and successfully petition a Court of appropriate jurisdiction for an order of commitment -- or release the patient.
Of course, mental health workers often misunderstand, misinterpret, and outright lie to patients and their families and friends about the act, in an effort to coerce agreement to conversion to "voluntary" commitment. Especially, when a facility has open beds and the patient has insurance or is being covered by Medicaid. And even with the act, a patient desperately needs an advocate to insist on enforcement of the rules which place the burden of proof on those who would keep a patient confined.
Still, the situation with such legislation is a zillion times better than without it. As I learned some time ago when I went to a locked mental facility to pick up a relative and literally had to camp in the admissions waiting room whilst insisting that 72 hours had passed with no legal action and that the patient had to be released or I would see to it that the facility and its administrators would be charged with illegal detention. The administrators did not know whether to shit or go blind, because it seemed they had never before been challenged in that way. And they reluctantly released the patient.
- Producer03/08/2017Long Time No GabDoug called me yesterday.I didn't have time to talk as I was on my way to a client meeting.I called him back in the afternoon and caught him out for his afternoon walk in Centennial Colorado.As close as we could figure we had not spoken to each...
Comments03/08/2017 #5 Vincent AndrewThere's a friend I have not seen for more than 20 years Jerry. He's my good friend from university. He loved to hang out with his girlfriend who later became his wife. Later I learned they had gone their separate ways. I feel sad for both of them. Never thought it could happen. Maybe things didn't work out. Your story reminds me of friends from years ago whom I've not seen. Thanks Jerry.
- Producer02/08/2017Sweet Summer MorningIt’s August 2, 2017, 5:15 AM. The city is still in bed sleeping and some parts are yawning. I see scattering of amber lights across the vast expanse of buildings I can see from my vantage point. My vantage point is my little balcony in downtown...
Comments02/08/2017 #3 Shelley Brown#2 @Renée 🐝 Cormier thank you so much for the share. It is really awesome to be able to notice growth in an area where I have struggled for so long and be able to share it with others who have probably heard they have a choice but maybe like me, the zillionth time they hear it will sink in. Thanks for the "pegs" comment :) I don't abuse my pegs with marathons anymore :). Thank you for your support Renee
- Producer31/07/2017The Boomer Takes A Stay-cationMy dear friend Shelley Brown, ever the wit and also the inspiration for this series, has started calling me the Boomur. I kinda like it although it’s maybe a little to specific for these posts. But it's always good to have a nickname.There was a...
Comments05/08/2017 #10 Sandra Smith#1 that's ingenious, Lisa. My one's prob going to be an only child - unless i feel like having another in my 40s? eek. I used to let my ex husband drive, but then I got car-sick. So not ideal. He was a good driver though, give him that. I just can't be a passenger or get violently ill.31/07/2017 #6 Peter AltschulerLike you, @Jim Murray, it took a certain skill at juggling to keep the chainsaws of business from destroying the Cabbage Patch Kids of family as my wife and I worked to keep them all in the air. And we did both work. So parenting was definitely bilateral.
Yet vacationing was planned a little differently. We made the children work for it. Literally.
When they all (there are four of them, all daughters) said they wanted to go to Hawai'i, we said fine... if they saved enough to pay for their airfare. So they spent a weekend morning each week cleaning house (and getting paid for it), and one of them would have to choose a menu and make dinner (in rotation) on Sunday. At the end of nine months, they were ready to go (and all reputable cooks).
I don't think anyone had a finer appreciation of a vacation than they did, since they realized the work that went into affording it. A generation later, when we took our daughters' children to Europe, we told them to bring money -- souvenirs and trinkets were completely on them. It's amazing how long it can take to buy a tchotchke when you pay for it yourself. It was something that their mother's understood... and gave them extra chores to do to earn the cash.31/07/2017 #3 Kristen EdensYea, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, that $10 thing is BRILLIANT!!!
@Jim Murray, you wonder if other boomers experienced the same vacation patterns as you...YES! There was a brief moment in time when family vacations were going well and the pre-teens seemed happy (NOTE: PRE-teens!) We thought to enhance the experience by purchasing an RV. While the hubby and I enjoyed the experience, our two teens refused to enjoy the vacations. That $10 roll of coins would have come in handy! ;)
The adult children don't vacation with us anymore, but they have been known to toss a grandchild at us when *disaster strikes*. The RV trips with the grandchildren are the best! I'm also quite content taking the RV out for solo writing retreats.
*disaster = those times when the grandchild is driving the parent crazy.31/07/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI like the nickname Shelly gave you, "The Boomer!" At least you didn't refer to yourself as "The President," LOL. Ok, all kidding aside. I love that you gave your wife so many kudos and recognized how hard it was to be a full time parent and not only that, you continued to compliment her. Your vacation journeys sounded quite familiar! It sounds like your vacations were great bonding time. I remember once when we drove to Maine (long drive) and the kids were old enough to really annoy each other on long drives I decided to give them 10.00 each in money rolls and told them they could spend it on what ever they wanted BUT, if they fought in the car they had to hand me a quarter each time. I honestly don't think they lost any money on the way down. I was laughing when you admitted your wife doesn't like your driving, I do most of the driving too because I think I do better and then he doesn't have to listen to me backseat drive the entire way. It's a win/win, right?!
- Producer29/07/2017Last mango of the seasonIts farewell July… meaning, another mango season coming to its end! Sadly… :( This week the supplies were even weaker, yet thankfully, last week, there were at least 3 major varieties that could be found in the market here in Mumbai and hence...
Comments06/08/2017 #37 Puneet Srivastava#36 Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg for your kind words and liking the story. I read your profile & saw you are doing an immense work. Feel truly proud to have got connected with someone like you. A care-givers work is simply infinite. I know. A 100 salutes to you! I teach meditation using customized meditative exercises. If you think it may help you in any way, pls do let know. It would be an honour to teach you. Thanks once again. Good wishes & Gud day... :cheers ) .30/07/2017 #27 Puneet Srivastava#26 Thank u @Ken Boddie for reading, commenting & sharing. Australia has a much longer mango season... i believe it starts in August in the North & goes right upto March-April in the South. Plus you have that maroon mango :) I truly look to have those... so hopefully sometime in Australia... :) cheers...30/07/2017 #26 Ken BoddieInteresting to have you verify, Puneet, that the region which originally mastered
the domestic cultivation of the modern majestic mango, some 4000 years ago, remains a mammoth mango mover. Here in Australia, we also love our domesticly grown mangos, but only have some five main varieties, with the practice of mango manipulation and munching only going back about two hundred years. Here's to mango madness! Thanks for the tag, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher 👍30/07/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Puneet Srivastava, how sweet of you to dedicate this to me (sounds like a pun there). I love mangos! I remember the first time I ate Mango I was in my late 30's. My son made me a Mango smoothie with banana and Soy Milk, it was delicious. I had no idea there were so many varieties of Mangos and wow, Kallimulla Khan must be very smart to have developed over 300 varieties, that's amazing. The picture of the mango looks delectable. I bet @Ken Boddie would enjoy this too!
- 29/07/2017Not settling means making the most of this life. So make the most of every opportunity you see. Make the most of the moments you feel at peace. Make the most of the moments you feel yourself changing and growing. Make the most of the times in which you feel the most alive. Make the most of the people you love, and most of all, make the most of yourself.
Work makes up a big chunk of your life. It takes up hours of your days, and hours of your thoughts. You don’t need to stay in a job that leaves you feeling lonely or drained. You shouldn’t dread going to work every single day. This is your life – the way you use your days should be meaningful to you. You don’t want your life to consist of countdowns, day after day, until work ends. I know work can’t be wonderful 100% of the time. Nothing is great 100% of the time. But by no means should work be awful. By no means should work feel like torture.
Work can and should be a part of your life that you like. It should challenge you and help you to grow. If you hate your job, make a change because honestly, the suffering just isn’t worth it. If it isn’t feasible to find a new job, make changes at your current job. Think about what you could do to feel more passionate about your job, or ways that you could feel more comfortable in your workplace. You want to feel like work encourages you and speaks to you. So don’t just sit back and settle. Don’t wake up to your alarm clock everyday feeling tired and emotionless or dreading your day. You have a say in this so stand up and take control. You deserve more.
Is there something that you are passionate about? Pursue it! Learn it! Seep it in! Surround yourself with what brings out that sparkle in you~
- Producer28/07/2017First I had lain on my bed the entire day crying endless tears. The pain was so insidious. It just kept coming in enormous waves. Almost as painful as having to look up the correct grammar for my first sentence in this darn story: The past...
Comments28/07/2017 #3 Ian WeinbergPoignant flow of nubile juices against the backdrop of death and decay of those at the end of their lives. And yes cuz, the ebb and flow of the juices in the course of the life path. But @Shelley Brown View morePoignant flow of nubile juices against the backdrop of death and decay of those at the end of their lives. And yes cuz, the ebb and flow of the juices in the course of the life path. But @Shelley Brown we got to keep the good juices flowing, whatever it takes - it's the difference between curiosity, awe and life versus stagnation, despair and death. Keep flowing and inspiring! Close
Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.25/07/2017Happiness Is Found In Solid Steps.With age comes wisdom. The numbers do not lie. They never do. It is true, that I get older. No denial possible, but I feel that I get something in return for my walk on this planet. A feeling of peace. Acceptation for life as it is and for who I...
Comments27/07/2017 #42 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#36 awe yes I found my hang of life and I am grateful for it. Thanks so much, wish you a day full of smiles.27/07/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#35 I am sure @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher that what is forseen for you and what you allow, is more than you ever could dream of. Enjoy it!27/07/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#34 what would we do without you @David B. Grinberg, you are a joy to bee with on this platform27/07/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#33 @Jerry Fletcher we bees, we all walk together, connected for life.27/07/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#32 complimentw received with grace, thank you, @Pascal Derrien, you are a great bee27/07/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 well @Kevin Baker, wow, that is awesome what you wrote here, thank you!26/07/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThese are great @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. This one, well I'm working on it (except I don't take life for granted) "7. A llowing life to come as it is.
When I learn to take the day as it comes, and live day by day, life feels like a divine present that I am carrying with respect and gratitude. Let me not take life for granted."26/07/2017 #34 David B. GrinbergThank you, Liesbeth, for another profound piece of writing filled with useful tips for self-improvement. It's only through introspection that we gain more wisdom about ourselves and the world around us. You astutely articulate this concept in your own unique and special way.25/07/2017 #31 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#30 @Joanne Gardocki you got it, that is what it is all about, we are more precious than we think we are.25/07/2017 #29 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 I love that, and to be linked to a post of angel bee @Deb 🐝 Helfrich thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador25/07/2017 #28 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador"Practicing our own part, is definitely a fundamental reason we are here." - this line is from a post by @Deb 🐝 Helfrich - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-helfrich/broadcast-your-signal#c1, which seems to be relevant to your thoughts, as well, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.25/07/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 you express the importance of it, so agree with you @Kevin Baker, thank you25/07/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#22 thank you @Gabriel Bazzolo it is not a post about drones but I hope that it is also useful for humanity.
- Producer25/07/2017Wait (From My " Weird Girl" series 7/25/17)People always so to me, “Oh Shelley, you are so Zen!” and “Shelley you are always centered and so calm!” or “Shelley, your peaceful presence is so soothing!” Yep, that’s me, the calm in the storm. Holy Hyperbole, this could not be further from...
Comments29/07/2017 #27 Harvey Lloyd#26 OK i get it now, just one question "Can you really play Zeppelin in a mini van? I am thinking this may be sacrilege to the rock gods. Think about it. If you rolled up to the stop light and here is dad rockin the classic rock in the mini-van.
1. Dad needs to grow up
2. Dad is divorced and just getting back into the dating scene.
3. Dad has some Freudian complex that he got hung up in the 60'70' era
4. You have met your sole mate as you sing along from your own mini-van29/07/2017 #26 Shelley Brown#25 @Harvey Lloyd your comments are the best!!!! I have to share a story with you https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/minivan-shelley-brown You'll see why :)27/07/2017 #24 Aaron 🐝 SkogenThat's awesome @Shelley Brown.
We took a train over to Milwaukee in early July to spend a few days at Summerfest, and saw ZBB cover it. While not the right venue (only decent video I could find), here's a bunch of country boys kickin' it. . . ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W59AUNYOLlU27/07/2017 #22 Aaron 🐝 SkogenOH, my gosh @Shelley Brown, yes it does. I was getting depressed listening to the news on my commute this morning, so I started asking random questions to Siri. I know right? Don't judge.
Yeah, Questions like; "What's the meaning of life?", "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?", "Siri, How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" "Siri, read me a Haiku.", "Siri, Who threw the first pitch in the 1994 world series (BTW, the World Series was cancelled that year.)?". And my favorite; I slowly said "I am but a silhouetteo of man. . ." and Siri finished the song for me in her unique way.
Random enough, I think :-)26/07/2017 #18 Shelley Brown@Harvey Lloyd You don't read to slow. My mission is to bring you into my madness! This is one of the styles of writing I enjoy when my "High Octane " DNA part of my brain is turned on. It's fun to have write stream of conscious style. Hopefully some of my other stuff is a bit slower. Thanks for comment :)26/07/2017 #17 Harvey LloydHumans are an amazing species. Your writing always makes me feel i read to slow. I cant read at the pace your brain operates. I am thinking that maybe one of those unused DNA parts is a brain high octane fuel, and yours is turned on.
I am trying to keep up with the brain waves 😥
Great read but have to move back into the right lane where the slow folks are.
- Producer24/07/2017TerminalGiuseppe a.k.a Pepito is a 13 year old boy from Firenze (Florence) and spends most of his summers at his cousin's house on the Tuscany coast. His cousin's home is located between Follonica and Pisa near the small village of Galiano. Marcello that's...
Comments25/07/2017 #29 Deb 🐝 HelfrichIt just seems logical that tourists with their faces planted in maps/books are just begging fate.... Glad to see la dolce vita has provided you with fodder for writing, @Pascal Derrien
Life is just a series of completely unforeseeable random occurrences. We bemoan the gruesome bits and celebrate the delightful stuff, but what is really important is to never forget just how uniquely each moment will unfold.25/07/2017 #26 Tausif Mundrawala#25 No, I have not. You deserve all the kudos. In fact you evoked vivid memories of my relationship with my cousin where we went exploring many unearthed questions. He had a luna scooty which we both drive accordingly. We both trekked mountains and hillocks. Had been to the rare seen sight from the top of the city, Bhuj. I am glad for this buzz. Once again thanks, @Pascal Derrien25/07/2017 #24 Tausif MundrawalaI have missed many great pieces produced by you in the past. I didn't want to miss this one. A very precise but an excellent story. I was immersed to an extent where I thought myself aboard on the train. The relationship of cousins were best described by you. Their name calling and together exploring many unheard concepts and topics which are discussed in the confines of back room. I am glad that I read this wonderful buzz, my friend @Pascal Derrien
- Producer24/07/2017A hero in the rain!Yesterday, on my way to Tampa, my car broke down completely at the stop light. We were melting. No A/C. My daughter and her kids were a tad disconcerted. A few minutes later, and several cars behind us trying to move ahead, one stopped by and a guy...
Comments25/07/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love happy stories with happy endings! It amazes me how many people will walk right by someone in need of help as if they don't exist. I still believe good people outweigh those who have forgotten to care or just can't. :) Glad it all turned out well, thanks for sharing.
- Producer24/07/2017The Park Around the Corner Pt. 2 Part 1 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@shelley-brown/the-park-around-the-corner “Riverrrrrr!!! Riverrrrr! Riverrrrr!” I was totally panicked, running as fast as I could. Thank God the Coachman stopped the horse and carriage from running...
- Producer24/07/2017And then, like magic, it disappeared. GUILT.Some say it consumes you. I wouldn't be here if it did because once consumed ~ that's it right? I keep imagining being eaten by a dragon. You're in it's dark belly, no returning from there! So, no. Guilt doesn't consume you, unless you're...
Comments24/07/2017 #5 Harvey LloydGuilt like the other emotions that we carry in our backpack can be debilitating. There are some that it overwhelms to the point they cant thrive, but mostly we all carry a load of self concept that has its moments.
Myself, i found comfort in finally realizing that we are all emotional beings and depending on circumstance we succumb to them occasionally.
The magic for me came when i took the rocks from the back pack and set them on the table for discussion. More often than not i understood that it was my own projection of circumstance that created the debilitation. The person that it was directed neither understood nor was concerned about my rock.
Today's world offers us the engagement but the levels we are willing to go to get it, sometimes, triggers our rocks. Media especially has tapped into the limbic system of our existance to motivate.
Your courage to express a rock in your back pack is encouraging.24/07/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat points that many focus on. I've learned as I've aged that it's ok to do what I need, say no when I have to without guilt, and realize that I can go days without talking to a good friend and we can pick up where we last left off. As for my immediate family (kids), we talk 2-3 times a week. Life sure can be a juggling act.
- Producer23/07/2017Flight of bees: a-buzzin’ in the treesIn the heart of beBee, three ladies from across a few bodies of water, connect to communicate their viewpoints as a result of a buzz written by a gentleman from yet another spot on this planet. We come together on the most basic level, and to make...
Comments24/07/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful post @Lisa Vanderburg! This made me do a bit of deep thinking. I remember my mom asking me when I was little if I had butterflies in my tummy? I thought there was a chance I had a few flying around inside there. She did explain what she meant by butterflies when I was old enough to realize, that couldn't be possible.23/07/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg#13 Beautiful insight, my dear @Debasish Majumder!
To me, the silence preceding the wail of a baby is the moment he remembers his Creator; we are mere mortals...to 'take away' choice' is to now live at all!
Most grateful for your insight...it WILL be shared, for I cannot speak for my fellow-bees!23/07/2017 #13 Debasish Majumderexcellent post@Lisa Vanderburg! food for thought! i still wonder about few seconds of silence before a baby wails after birth and what the silence signifies or translate in nature! the gravity of silence is still an enigma to me. however, great buzz. enjoyed read and shared madam. thank you very much for the buzz.23/07/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg#10 I second that (late to the party as usual) - thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee!!
@Sara Jacobovici's line, 'I can’t remember a time when anything stopped moving for me'.....can't get that out of my head; it stirs....
And then @Joanne Gardocki's line: '....we are all dancing in relationship with each other' is both freeing and containing. Beautiful souls!
- Producer22/07/2017The Park Around the Corner“F*CK!", he exclaimed in a loud staccato voice. Me, “If you are going to scream obscenities I will grab my dogs leash” Him, “That’s my favorite squirrel”! Me, “How do you f*cking know the difference between those stupid...
Comments24/07/2017 #3 Shelley Brown#2 @Jim Murray Thanks so much @Jim Murray your comment on my post helped a lot " Don't be sad about your situation. Be fucking excited for the future could bring you". This quote is taped to my chair that I don't sit in. You know that. I am enjoying life and it doesn't hurt to be falling in love!!!!
Watcha thinkin' about JJ?
- Producer20/07/2017BEES' GRAIL!I love all my dear bees Who never ever to cease Tediously working to produce honey A lovely note of mellifluous symphony! Plenty of hives Where all bees jive Making humdrum What a conundrum! Nature’s...
Comments21/07/2017 #13 Charlene Norman#10 I do so agree @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. @Debasish Majumder20/07/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Debasish, delivers honey of the best quality, taste it now!20/07/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable, good to have our poet honey bee here among us, well done @Debasish Majumder!20/07/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWelcome the honey Debasish ! Watch out for one word that I have begun to see being used rather a lot, which is the word hyperbole or hyperbolic, somehow it is one of those words that is getting more airplay in the zeitgeist right now. Hyperbole means excess, overstatement, exaggeration, embellishment and fellow netizens may all becoming hyperbolic about hyperbole is kind of strangely ironic :-) I am sure someone famous must have said it or sung about it or filmed it but it is seems like the currency right now. Let's just hope it wasn't triggered by something Trump said or did for our obsession with Mr. T. is now definitely excessive.
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