- Producer08/12/2017Inspirations From NatureHere is a beautiful story share... One day i decided to quitI quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality… I wanted to quit my life.I went to the woods to have one last talk with god“God”, I asked,“Can you give me one good reason not to...
- Producer08/12/2017Mercy; a winter taleThe child, capped and jacketed, little more than a scrap, stood stock-still in the snow. The only light that shaped him came from this cabin, and it was poor at that. She'd seen him before, from this very window, unflinching and immune...
Comments08/12/2017 #11 Randall Burns#7 HaHa! Absolutely @Lisa Vanderburg I had a feeling you were going to say that, hence the magic of the piece. I can see it in 2 ways, 2 ways so far removed from each other, extreme opposite ends of the spectrum, both feasible, believable, both brilliant, from the very same story line. Amazing that it elicited both reactions from me at the same time, (still does).
Yes life is like that and I talk about perspectives and perceptions ALL the time.
Well done!08/12/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitOh darn Lisa you have a magical way with words, now I wish I used this piece in Interpretative Reading project. For sure reading from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad fit what I wanted to do, but it would have been even more satisfying to read the flow of words that made this a wonderful read.
- Producer06/12/2017One more year the Winter Solstice or Christmas is approachingWINTER IS COMING! Do you like Christmas? Yes? Do not? What do you like the most? And what less? Are you clear about why you celebrate it and the way you celebrate it? I share with everyone what this time of year means to me. I do not usually...
Comments08/12/2017 #7 Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos#6 I think it's a magical time.
Every year, events occur in Nature and the cosmos that make it special.
And the Human Being is part of them.
Great minds that have preceded us and some current ones have written about it (Georg Kühlewind).
I wish you a happy Winter Solstice and a lot of peace, love and prosperity for the new year.
Have a nice day Erroll06/12/2017 #1 Lisa VanderburgI think you have achieved what so many of us have tried and failed; an understanding of what we really NEED to do to celebrate our thanks this time of year! It is peaceful, harmonious and utterly beautiful and I so applaud you for it, lovely @Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos View moreI think you have achieved what so many of us have tried and failed; an understanding of what we really NEED to do to celebrate our thanks this time of year! It is peaceful, harmonious and utterly beautiful and I so applaud you for it, lovely @Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos - thank you and may many read and learn from this unconditional gift! Close
- Producer29/11/2017“Let’s have some tea and continue to talk about happy things!”It’s hard to imagine that the humble biscuit could be of been an intrinsic part of our nation’s imperialist past but, in fact, the 19th-century expansion of the British Empire owes much to Huntley & Palmers’ Ginger Nuts and Bath Olivers. Many...
Comments03/12/2017 #26 Geoff Hudson-Searle#25 Thank you @Savvy Raj for your wonderful words. I agree entirely; there is a hug difference between knowing about values and actually adoption of the traits in the same speaking about values and actually practicing values and beliefs. Have a lovely weekend!03/12/2017 #25 Savvy RajA very meaningful read in todays times. @Geoff Hudson-Searle There is a lot to ponder in your buzz here .And so much relevance in your words ....'There is a big difference between knowing about values and actually trying to adopt the traits.' Thank you for sharing this .30/11/2017 #23 Harvey Lloyd#21 Yes, i most say that me and the wife, of the boomer gen. long for those discussions we used to have about rational ideals and exploration. We both feel as though you have to get your point across in 140 characters or less. So mostly we are quiet.
The amazing aspects of general conversation they almost feel guided these days. As if a map exists that folks will guide you to a place. A shallow place and then the impending vote, where i am suppose to say, "I know, right." My real come back is not acceptable in most company.
Secondarily most conversation within our age group tends to be negative towards politics, retirement or young people. My only solace is work. We have created a can do culture and it is exciting to work with the team.
Family is the main focus these days. Social not so much. Thanks for your feedback and kind words.30/11/2017 #22 Geoff Hudson-Searle#14 Great to hear from you @Gert Scholtz and thank you for your comments. Good to know that in all parts of the world this wonderful tradition appears to be fading, I guess the answer is whether its tea, coffee or a glass of wine with great company, this becomes quality time with family, friends and loved ones.30/11/2017 #21 Geoff Hudson-Searle#13 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd always amazing to receive your comments and thoughts. Interesting enough some research, which comes at the start of the Age UK's annual iTea and Biscuits week, revealed that on average 61 per cent of older people in England are offline and that there are only four areas in England where the percentage of older people online, outnumber those who are offline. Age UK Cheshire encouraged older people who had never been online, to try out the technology for themselves at their Techy Tea Party, which was held on Wednesday 18th September at Castle Community Centre, Northwich. The event was for all older people who wanted to get to grips with digital technology. Personally, I still believe that tea, biscuits and great company does not need to be accompanied by a smart phone :-)30/11/2017 #19 Geoff Hudson-Searle#11 Absolutely @Deborah Levine, I always have time for tea and Human 2 Human time! :-) Your question across what will happen to the elderly in a world where many don't interact with other generations. Will we lose what they have to offer and will they be isolated in senior citizen sites? It's not just the children who are at risk is one that I often write about, however, my views are this question is not only isolating the elderly but all generations are affected with isolation, loneliness, depression and ultimately mental health issues. The facts, do we actually have time for our most precious relationships, do we give the time to build lasting, loving relationships around trust and values or do we constantly feel we can always do better with the latest api or technology app? Staggering advances in technology, communications and sciences across the world is one of the defining aspects of the last few decades. Our childhoods taught us to value love; but our institutions, cities, and technology have taught us to fear commitment and put choice first. We are trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle of emotional distance with each other. Most of us really want love at some point, but our actions are at war with this desire. We maintain emotional distance because we fear commitment and rejection, not because that is our true self.30/11/2017 #18 Geoff Hudson-Searle#10 Lovely comments @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador which reminisces the beautiful past of a wonderful tradition, I loved spending time with my Grandparents in deep conversation of laughter, joy and cheer over tea and wonderful biscuits, these moments will never be forgotten, and it was truly civilized too!30/11/2017 #17 Geoff Hudson-Searle#9 Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg I wanted to explore the social speed and challenges, @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal has made some really amazing points that are incredibly relevant. My go to guy on the subject of slowness is Carl Honore, he wrote In the Praise of Slow and has a slow movement, it is quite crazy to think that you can now do courses in Speed Yoga or attend a Drive Thru Funeral. A magazine in Britain even published an article recently on how to bring about an orgasm in 30 seconds! So even in the bedroom it’s, “On your marks, get set, go!” Our speedaholism is out of control, and we all know it. Perhaps we should revolutionize tea in the afternoon! :-)30/11/2017 #16 Geoff Hudson-Searle#8 Thank you @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal so lovely to hear about your love for tea and tradition and for your wonderful comments. There’s something about that firm bitterness that sparks devotion: believe it or not the British consume 60 billion cups per year, according to the Tea and Infusions Organisation. But for me culture is the invisible bond which ties the people of a community together. Our tea, our art, our literature and most importantly our language and communication define us. They make us who we are. It has been rightly said that a community is only as strong as its language and culture. There is an amazing quote by Andre Malraux'"Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the course of centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved."30/11/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd#9 Thanks for the tag @Lisa Vanderburg. @Geoff Hudson-Searle you kindled some stories from my childhood with visits to grandparents and card playing
Does seem as though something is missing in child development these days.
Emotional development happens somewhere. The question is always where. Tea and biscuits or the family dinner table seem to be the standards of the past. I’m not sure that technology is a suitable replacement.
Thanks for the stroll30/11/2017 #11 Deborah LevineYes @Geoff Hudson-Searle Tea time please! As someone who grew up in colonial Bermuda, tea and biscuits were part of my life - hard to believe when I am now such a computer geek. Spanning the two worlds, I'm now needed to teach the art of writing to young computer geeks because inter-personal communication is unfamiliar to them. They do indeed live in a different world, but I find them adorable and open to my skills. My question is what will happen to the elderly in a world where many don't interact with other generations. Will we lose what they have to offer and will they be isolated in senior citizen sites? It's not just the children who are at risk.30/11/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorRefreshing post @Geoff Hudson-Searle. Chatting over tea and biscuits or coffee and doughnuts appear to be an enjoyment of the past. I find this unfortunate because nothing in the virtual world will replace face to face camaraderie and family time at the dining room table.29/11/2017 #9 Lisa Vanderburg#5 Excellent additions and thoughts @Geoff Hudson-Searle that make me wonder; are we on the verge of a social precipice (or is that just my crank-hood showing)? Even if that were to be the case, do we really want to turn it around or have we realized the speed at which we're exploding makes life somehow less appealing?
Then, I read the lovely @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal comment and all is well in the world!
I would love to know what others think (and yes, bring on the second buzz!): @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Harvey Lloyd @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Sara Jacobovici @Deborah Levine?29/11/2017 #8 Proma 🐝 NautiyalLovely buzz @Geoff Hudson-Searle! I share your love for tea time and biscuits, as it is pretty much a tradition here, in India. We make our tea with a lot of love, brewed with cardamoms and other condiments (especially during winters) with a dash of milk and sugar. We love tea and tea time. This is the time (early mornings and evenings) that the family comes together, leaving all gadgets aside, and we just talk, discuss, learn, reminisce during our tea time. Thank you for this wonderful buzz. Really enjoyed reading it and learning about the history of tea time.
- Producer18/11/2017Bertrand Russell on UncertaintyIs there virtue in uncertainty?Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. He campaigned against the wars of his time, and he was an eccentric and...
Comments20/11/2017 #51 Lada 🏡 PrkicMany great thinkers and scientists married more than once. According to Russell's words, his yearning for love was fully satisfied when he was 80 and married his fourth wife. He also said that knowledge and love are closely intertwined and together produce a good life.
If there is no certainty in knowledge, is there a love that is so certain and without a doubt? I think there is, nay I am certain.
Thank you for stimulating post, Gert.20/11/2017 #45 Phil FriedmanI believe, @Gert Scholtz, that uncertainty is an existential state that does not preclude action. In that state, we recognize that action carries with it the risk of being wrong, but that we can see the need to act on the best of the alternatives as we perceive them... I think. The only certainty is that we live constantly and inescapably with uncertainty. And we are better for it. Cheers!19/11/2017 #42 Phil Friedman#31 @Gert Scholtz, the following is my list of top ten. It is purely idiosyncratic, but based on what I deem to be level of original insight, lack of obscurity (save, perhaps for Wittgenstein), and contribution to reason and rationality. Plato, Aristotle, John Locke, David Hume, A.J. Ayer, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Popper, Noam Chomsky, Ian Hacking. Cheers!19/11/2017 #41 Ian WeinbergHowsit @Gert Scholtz Just flew in from Knysna. Scanned current posts and happpened upon your refreshing and inspirational contribution. I was beginning to get a little despondent with current posts - either just can't get my head around them or can't join the dots. But this is a great piece about a remarkable chap with IQ and EQ to boot! Just unfortunate that as a species we don't really get wiser with time - those Russel pearls apply more now to us than ever before. Mooi bly and have a great Jozie week!19/11/2017 #37 Savvy RajQuirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz View moreQuirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz And great inspiration there in your conclusion with the benefit of doubt. Close19/11/2017 #36 Edward Lewellen@Gert Scholtz, I present regularly on the human mind and what I share is that we need Certainty to fulfill the stable part of ourselves, our Core Identity, the person we are when we strip away all the roles we play. We need Uncertainty for the constantly changing roles we play outside our Core Identity.
Our roles thrive on Uncertainty because they are fluid. Yet, most people try to treat their roles as if they are stable and permanent. As soon as they believe a role to be stable, it changes. This, I believe, is the reason so many people can't find happiness and satisfaction; they are trying to fulfill roles that are constantly changing, instead of their Core Identity, which they have lost in the roles they play.
- Producer14/11/2017The singularity & what if the bastards don't like us?Image owned by MGMThe SingularityThe singularity is coming, but what if the computers don't actually like us? First off, let's talk about the singularity. Just in case you aren't familiar with the concept it is the idea that artificial...
Comments14/11/2017 #2 Geoffrey Cooling#1 I agree, the "Singularity" is almost treated with a religious significance, however, it seems that with Watson, we are headed that way. Artificial intelligence is barely understood by the people who study it, so for us poor mortals, it is an enigma. Even if the machines don't reach sentience as we understand it, or don't really. The question still remains, in their ability for logical thought, what if they think we are indeed the fuckwits we are? What if they decide that even though there is good within us, the opportunity for growth, charity and empathy, that our ability to be cocks outweighs that?14/11/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisSingularity is more of a sci-fi topic than anything else. The idea that machine will become conscious (like us, but armed with superintelligence too) is based on questionable assumptions, such as that the consciousness we experience is a side-effect of our neurological development. However, this has not been proven and it's considered to be the "hard problem" of neuroscience, a problem that experts in the field are still very puzzled about. There is no doubt that one day (probably sooner rather than later) machines will possess superintelligence, but whether they become conscious because of that is a matter of debate. Whatever the case, when A.I. scientists who have their feet on the ground talk about this, they try to veer away from the term singularity, since they focus on the science part of the matter, instead of the science fiction lore that futurists fancy propagating to the mainstream. After all, A.I. is much more than the very limited view these people have, while its ramifications are puzzling even for people who have some understanding of the field (the A.I. scientists mentioned previously). So, perhaps it's best to not pay too much attention to what the singularity people talk about, since the whole thing sounds more like a cult, than anything akin to science.
- Producer08/11/2017A Family Affair 1917 the 17th of October, it's 6 a.m. First Lieutenant Armel Truet from the French Infantry Corps is taking a sip of Cognac after a sleepless night. Armel will be leading a 50 men squad to the assault of Hill 217 just up north of Calignac, he is...
Comments09/11/2017 #21 Harvey Lloyd#19 @Pascal Derrien draws these kind of questions as we ponder the 4 dimensional space he created. With humility i would like an attempt at answering the questions:
Where do we fall to when we're living on the edge, Pascal?
We are on the edge because of experiences and time. Time each day requires something new of us. Yesterday was figured out and we had it handled, today brings new challenges. Whether we retain the edge is only certified if we understand the edge itself. The edge is a position of understanding that wisdom of yesterday must yield to new wisdom today. But should we fall we need only find the wisdom required. And most likely seek some forgiveness.
And how do we find our balance again?
Balance is found in the doover that seeking forgiveness provides.
Do our memories span time and generations?
Our memories do span time. Each day we create memories that not only we carry, but also that we created in others. They carry memories forward. The handing down of memories insures that wisdom carries forward.
Or does our imagination tease our senses?
Imagination is the basis of invention. Thinking outside the box is really a new phrase that references imagination. Yes imagination teases the senses. WIth prolonged thought our senses begin to see it in reality. It may not exist as imagined but it is new and different.
Thanks for the questions.09/11/2017 #16 Proma 🐝 NautiyalWhat an excellent piece of writing! I could actually visualize each and every dialogue being delivered. The lieutenant getting ready for the attack, the young entrepreneur gearing up for his day at work after giving a speech on guerilla marketing. So intriguing! This seems like something of a parallel universe kind of setting. And of course, the similarity in surnames and that they were actually related. The point about high iron that drew back the point on how the lieutenant lost his life.
I loved it, @Pascal Derrien. I wish I could see it enacted. How amazing it would be! Thank you for writing this wonderful piece.08/11/2017 #14 Ian WeinbergWell, well, well @Pascal Derrien I think that this one is purely for the right hemisphere - just go with the flow, no dissecting or interpreting. Ease into a mellow entropy... what the hell! Nuances of many things - time, life, death. Sometimes best to just be with it. Thanks for another neuro-tickle!08/11/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd#10 Please don't tidy up because i am just learning where everything is, i think we have some similarities of clutter. Yea, i heard the tune the other day and thought it appropriate, so i looked up the video. Wow they were some big hair mugs. Guess it was the times to have it.08/11/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien#9 thank you foe the nice comments if you drop by my brain I will have to tidy up a bit I think it is fairly cluttered top put mildly :-) Have not thought about that tune long time I have heard it actually @Harvey Lloyd View more#9 thank you foe the nice comments if you drop by my brain I will have to tidy up a bit I think it is fairly cluttered top put mildly :-) Have not thought about that tune long time I have heard it actually @Harvey Lloyd :-) Close08/11/2017 #9 Harvey LloydEverytime i read one of your posts i think it would be awesome to meet your mind. I often ponder the old photos of my ancestors and realize they faced the same issues i do without "cacophony of noise". I always "think" that my ancestors saw life from a total different perspective as you bring to the front.
Great post but i believe the song "Head Games" would go better:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQdnn4QZ8Kk
- Producer07/11/2017The Spontaneous WriterMy experience on beBee certainly changed me. I feel I have matured to understand the reasons why I write. I am kind of more matured now than any time before. When I have an idea that I enjoy I feel the spontaneity in writing it. I am doing this...
Comments13/11/2017 #90 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#89 "The only way to cultivate responsible choice is to nourish the needs of your soul...". I couldn't agree more @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. This what feedback is expected to do. It is sort of ideas colliding and the product of which could be unimagined sometimes.13/11/2017 #89 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThe goal of writing critiques (this includes comments to articles and posts), says Karen Hertsberg managing editor of the spelling software Grammarly, is to help the writer expand their potential. The best feedback is that, she says, which leaves the writer feeling they’ve had an awakening. Your comments about Sara Jacobovici’s recent response, to a post you wrote, seems as if it did just that. Her comment not only encouraged you but awakened you to new thoughts and ideas. Not to mention inspired you to write on a new - related - topic. My belief is comments to posts should encourage further conversation - even debate. Not beat other commenters down in order to quell the conversation and/or to turn it in their direction. As always, we should agree to disagree.10/11/2017 #82 Lisa Vanderburg#54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I assure you, it was quite by accident! Close09/11/2017 #78 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#75 Your right. When I was reading your buzz, I viewed myself working at my job, and "Just like that, have that need to write". My manner just usually begins with planted from reading or listening to audios. Then it does spontaneously grow fast like a bamboo tree.09/11/2017 #76 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI agree with you completely, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Just like in everything else in life, giving without expecting to receive anything, doing without expecting to have anything done for us, and so and so forth. That will bring in the purity in our actions and thoughts thus reflected through our writings.09/11/2017 #75 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#72 Great and I enjoy the different styles with which we write @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. However; is not this a type of spontaneous writing "When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post"?
I do appreciate your contribution to the discussions.09/11/2017 #72 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI don't find myself feeling like "The Spontaneous Writer". I just love to read a lot of book and share my input. When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post.
I will try to give credit to whomever gave me the spark of the idea, yet it usually wasn't spontaneous. I just love to promote other writers and sometimes it gives me ideas to write about.
- ProducerThe 'Undo' ProjectThe old and grumpy spider was restless. All his legs were moving. He was running in circles and fell down, to climb up again. His web was beautiful but he was never satisfied. He did not really like to catch flies. They did not taste that well. The...
Comments08/11/2017 #4 Joanne GardockiI love riding on the after Halloween vibe of witch with a golden heart and spider. The spiders are making webs outside that catch the morning dew. It won't be long before they glisten with frost. Whispering "Undo" is perfect; we all can use the gift of healing. Thank you, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., I hope you are dancing, too.07/11/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and @Lupita 🐝 Reyes yes, let's use that word to create more well-being for others!07/11/2017 #1 Lupita 🐝 ReyesLovely!!! @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
I think I’m going to use that word to create happy moments for others!! 😉
- Producer05/11/2017Glowing Hopes My phone rang. An old friend of mine was crying and requesting me to meet with him urgently. We met and found that he was living totally in darkness. His wife and kids deserted him. He lost his job. His father passed away in a tragic car...
Comments07/11/2017 #43 Lisa Vanderburg#41 Absolutely @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. This is a tool of immense power for both good and evil; great caution should always stay in our conscious mind during our use of this two-faced beast. The www should come with a warning: DANGER: harm and corruption may ensue while using this device!07/11/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great message @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Let us be the light that shines on others instead of the light that burns others. There will always be some who would rather take from someone and make them miserable but in the end, I think karma surely catches up. I never wish anything bad for anyone but sometimes lessons aren't learned until a person experiences their own darkness. It's with hope that those who have caused pain to others or take from others gain empathy if they find themselves in a similar situation. If everyone could just remember we are all human and every human has their flaws, maybe, just maybe the world would be a much better place.07/11/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 this comment of yours dear @Lisa Vanderburg is what I call Comment Concentrate. You summed up highly-relevant thoughts in your comment. Bravo
People who put lights on their social media face to deceive others are among the most wicked people. Even they managed to make ill-use of light and turn it to darkness for others.07/11/2017 #37 Lisa VanderburgYou draw the most enthralling comments, dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, and @Edward Lewellen's question, @Sara Jacobovici's musing brings up very important issues; have some become so adept at deception, do they even know they are deceiving anymore? Edward also said the book he's reading 'details how people assume personas over the Internet they would not in person'. I'm deliberately surmising we all do that; we are not the person we appear to be, but in a way, we are better?
I react. Someone unknowingly walks in front of a car; I stop them. Someone screams for help; I go and help. All of us here would do the same I think. These random acts are really devoid of thought; mere instinct. But am I that same person on a keyboard? Dunno....great thoughts you raise!06/11/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 dear @Sara Jacobovici just reading this from your comment shows your depth of understanding "So, it is not really surprising that we can be deceived by the light we see emanating from a person".
You give great explanation that not all lights are "safe". This is what we experience with deceptive people who give light of hope to others only to cheat them. The scientific reasoning is sound. I consider your comment as an integral part of this buzz. Thank you06/11/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 dear @Sara Jacobovici- just reading this from your commentvshoes your depth of understanding "So, it is not really surprising that we can be deceived by the light we see emanating from a person".
You vive great explanation that not all lights are "safe". This is what we experience with deceptive people eho give light of hope to others only to cheat them. The scientific reasoning is sound. I consider your comment as an integral part of this buzz. Thank you06/11/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 dear friend @Edward Lewellen I felt nostalgic while reading your comment. I remembered our experiences. Itvhad been a nourney in ehich ee both experiencef The Cyber Effect.
Yes, relations take time to build and develop common understanding. Ours has been fruitful and filled with the light of attention and caring for each other. Light is right in our formidable friendship.
- Producer14/10/2017The Swing of the Pendulum"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste, I've been around for a long, long year, Stole many a man's soul to waste." ~ Sympathy for the Devil, The Rolling StonesSome would say we live in a tragic and dismal world today....
Comments17/10/2017 #5 Donna Wood#3 In the absence of good, how do we know what is evil? There is no absence of either. Both exist, for no other reason than they just are. This reminds me of the Stephen Crane quote: A man said to the Universe, "Sir, I exist", to which the Universe replied, "That may be so, but it instills no sense of obligation in me." The universe and the laws of physics just are. They have no discernment on who is good and who is not. Like attracts like, and your actions will determine the outcome.15/10/2017 #2 Harvey LloydAt the moment "man" became self aware is the moment that free will emerged. The Sioux referred to the "Great Spirit" as "Wakan Tanka". Romans 1:20 and 2:15 discuss the nature of man without witnessed awareness of God.
The story of good and evil began at the moment of self awareness. The story takes on one of two shapes. The balance of the forces or the life within the forces as i exist. The existence of others precludes the first and leaves us only with the second. Neither wolf can win or lose unless their exists some higher law of existence. I use the law firmly here as this is where we find ourselves. The go along to get along will of the people is challenging the laws of our heart. Born of love and challenged by fear the heart must make sense of its environment.
Without absolutes then the heart is left to defend itself within a vacuum. If the heart can not assume that others are bound by the same scriptural law then it must choose the right wolf to survive. Existentially we may speak of the good wolf, but internally our fears will have us feed the evil one. This is the conflict of the world today.
We have abandoned absolutes that guided us for many years, for the dark wolfs cloaked attempt at unity that will, in the end, only divide. Materialism is the venture of the dark wolf. It separates us from humanity into groups of have's and have not's. This creates a government plea for special interest whereby we separate ourselves under the roof of a government that benifits from these polarized issues.
When the dark wolf appears in our life how should we handle it, under what law should we insure that we have not become a dark wolf ourselves? This is the choice that we are running from today. All choices should rest on a fundamental shared scriptural belief, or the choice will always be the dark wolf.
Enjoyed your thoughts, thanks
- Producer07/10/2017One Law to Rule Them AllWhat if I told you that the Law of Attraction/Abundance isn’t about money or personal wealth? Would you walk away - rejected and unfulfilled? Would you become angry and unforgiving? Would you turn your back on the Law of Attraction - the same as...
Comments09/10/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWe are the all of everything, in all of its magnificent glory and splendor. The entire universe is within us. What a beautiful read dear @Donna WoodDonna enjoyed it
Just believing will not produce results. We need to turn the belief into a reality with our thoughts, actions and words. Attach purpose to our beliefs, draw value out of it and reap the benefits of the results thereafter.07/10/2017 #3 Numo QuestWhat you think becomes. Since you are 'Creator', the universal principle is that it will send you what is in line with your image. It is the 'grand design' realizing what you create. The flaw indeed is to present the loa as if it's all about acquiring and gaining while in the early days it didn't had anything to do with gain but development for greater good of (wo)man. Since commercial spirits picked it up schemes were set up like loa or 'the secret' only telling part of the story. A world religion, once with force brought upon people, also gives half the story out of personal exclusivity and gain. In many instances people simply don't know the entire formula. For the universal principles, older then world, always have been and will be we have left. It is as easy as that. The difference between believing and knowing is the state of (wo)man. Believe is futile costing one time, focus and often energy.money to continue believing into .... Knowing is understanding 'IT' is .... Whatever ones desire of 'IT'. Ones one KNOW 'IT' is, .... 'IT' shall manifest. If one KNOWS there is no room for doubt and need to repeat or reaffirm. So believing basically is useless.
Good publish though, Thank you very much Donna :O)
- Producer04/10/2017Way OutWhen I was a kid, I remember every village in France even the smallest one had a world war one and two monument. On their flanks a list of names that if you take time to read them would remind you that war is not a video game. I thought the statues...
Comments06/10/2017 #25 Cyndi wilkins@Pascal Derrien...This is a discussion that needs to happen...between patient, their health care proxy (if they have one...EVERYONE SHOULD) and their primary care giver...and your wishes be put in writing with an advance directive through legal counsel...Loooooooooong before it becomes necessary to make such decisions and while you are of sound mind...because people have a very difficult time letting their loved ones die. When that time comes family members can become over wrought with emotion and their better judgement becomes clouded...Believe me, had I not been made aware of my father's wishes at the end of his life, my love for him very well may over ridden his desire to have no artificial intervention to keep him alive.
That said, as he lay dying it was difficult to watch him perish slowly before my eyes...as his stroke did not take him immediately...If there had been laws in place to protect those willing to assist the process, his suffering would have ended much sooner...But for the reasons @Ian Weinberg states..." litigation drives the industry to over-service inappropriately until the last breath." that did not happen for him...I had to push and push and push...only to be told..."well, he's not quite there yet."
Really?!?!? It's been almost two weeks without food or water...he is struggling to breathe and his feet are BLUE! How much more THERE does he need to be??? When I left that evening I told the nurse...ENOUGH...either you help him or I will...Two hours later I got the call...Happy New Year dad...RIP.05/10/2017 #24 Lisa Vanderburg#23 Good question that I have no answers to (which means it's the BEST question!) @Pascal Derrien! I always like to think of 'faith' as being different to 'religion' - pedantic on my part, as I'm a crap Christian, and I'm pretty sure it would go against any doctrine of that ilk. But I have pretty strong views on 'youth in asia' as something we MUST consider as voluntary sooner or later, despite the pit-falls. At 7.5 billion, do we have a duty to the generations we spawn? I think we do! As @Ian Weinberg indicates, there is no dignity in dying in agony, and we are kept unnaturally alive for way too long. I used to work in a hospice, and most of the dying wanted just that - they sensed the natural order of it, but were given antibiotics for 'old-man's death': pneumonia. We should treat dying and death with all the respect and sanctity of birth. We don't erect statutes upon out baby's birth....
As we're so very good and messing things up as a species, the very least we can do is accept bowing out gracefully, no?05/10/2017 #22 Lisa VanderburgSorry - @Pascal Derrien; this is so beautiful and important a buzz...I have long thought about writing about voluntary euthanasia, which I certainly agree with, even though I'm Christian. To me it's a 'save a bit of planet' for your kids thing. I have advanced directives in place to begin from now anyhoo. What also pisses me off mightily is the sheer cost of funerals: £6 - 10k where I am. I even devised a business plan for direct-crem that is bare bones (sorry - pun intended), as I'm sick and tired of people being guilted into ridiculous funerals they simply cannot afford.
My father always used to cry in remembrance of lost soldiers. I think it was in part that he was refused on medical grounds to enlist, and in part 'For the Fallen - Laurence Binyon' which said 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.' Is your life is short, there's less of it to mess up (what I felt my father saw).04/10/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI firmly believe that it should be an individual's choice, if the person is able to chose. Of course, there are numerous scenarios where choice is taken out of an individual's hands and we have reached a juncture where we need to urgently update archaic religious practices based on the vast scenarios medical advances have created.
In so many ways, we treat the end of our canine companions much more humanely than we treat our fellow humans.
When I held Tangenyika, as I asked for her to be killed, the peace and serenity of the process was what I want for myself.
I can certainly understand and support those who will want to never make this final decision, holding out hope until 'nature' finally decides.
It is time to bring this discussion up and face the complexity of death in the modern world.
Another important question - why just burial or cremation?
Both are ecological disasters.
There is a company in Sweden that is offering a much more organic option > http://www.promessa.se/
It is what I want. Returning my carbon to the soil, not the atmosphere, without it being enclosed in satin and building materials.04/10/2017 #12 Ian WeinbergHealthcare becomes the healthcare industry, medicine becomes hitech and push-button stuff and no one physically examines the patient anymore. And finally, litigation drives the industry to over-service inappropriately until the last breath. The result - no more connection to life and to the essence of what we're all about. And so the 89 year old in agonizing pain due to terminal cancer is forced to undergo more MRI scans and is poisoned with more chemotherapy ... when all they wanted was a bit of pain relief and to die in peace! But the guilt-ridden family demanded it, the doctors feared not to follow the book unquestionably and the hospital needed to push up its revenue. And so the emasculated patient/victim was deprived of the dignity to die in peace as life was inflicted upon their terminal being. This my friends is not evolutionary. We have much work to do.
- ProducerConnect And Bond. It Is Safe. The old man was doing an experiment. The world was turning round and round. After years of observing people and their habits, the time had come to set up a scene. He was old, but no fool at all. From above he was aware that all in life is related to...
Comments07/10/2017 #43 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#42 thank you poem bee @Debasish Majumder07/10/2017 #42 Debasish Majumderlovely buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.06/10/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Devesh 🐝 Bhatt it is what it is, and you feel how you feel. Part of being human. There is sunshine and rain, and ... beautiful rainbows.06/10/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#36 yes, miracles are hidden in united loving hearts, so well said @Joanne Gardocki happy weekend to you!06/10/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#35 thank you and beautifully said @Deb 🐝 Helfrich our angel bee06/10/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#34 thank you sweetest spotlight bee @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador06/10/2017 #36 Joanne GardockiSometimes fairy tales contain seeds ready for planting in the fertile heart of reality. @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., I do so enjoy the warm and hopeful worlds that spill from your mind and out of my computer into my heart. There is a certain undeniable miracle in united loving hearts. ::hugs::05/10/2017 #35 Deb 🐝 HelfrichA touching story, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. - Love and safety are quite intertwined!05/10/2017 #34 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorA lovely story @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., our fairy tale bee. 💫 ⭐️ 🌟 ✨05/10/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#32 mmmmm, thanks, I feel honored @Cyndi wilkins05/10/2017 #32 Cyndi wilkinsI love the unique way you present for us the evolutionary process of the human soul @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc....I think this belongs in the 'Cool moms' hive;-)05/10/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 well thank you, highly appreciated, Hector.05/10/2017 #29 Hector Fong Mendoza@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. admire your great wisdom, you're a gracious leader... congratulations.05/10/2017 #28 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 thank you, Hector, helpful05/10/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 thank you once more, Hector05/10/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#19 well said and it is great that you are aware of the signals, have a great rest of week @Kevin Baker
- Producer13/10/2016It’s Your Funeral.This was written for the website of an Irish funeral director. It was a bit out of my “Writing about sport” comfort zone and took a long time to get started. Once I had a start the rest just fell out onto the screen. The piece was specific to...
- Producer04/10/2017The Bug WhispererDedicated to my friend and 'Mom yet to beBee' ...🐝 Fatima G. Williams...Who takes the ingredients of a good conversation and creates delicious honey;-) You will be a Great mom someday! I'd like to launch this hive with one of my favorite...
Comments04/10/2017 #25 Cyndi wilkins#20 #22 Would have meant cardiac arrest for me @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal! Glad you enjoyed the story;-)
She's a young lady of thirteen now @🐝 Fatima G. Williams...I will soon be crafting a post on 'Puberty meets Menopause'...As you can imagine the content is sure to be quite different;-)04/10/2017 #20 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal@Cyndi wilkins I absolutely loved (loved, loved) this beautiful story. Your daughter is indeed a precious child with a golden heart. The fact that she gave the roach credit for helping her find that the phone was missing, and went on to give it a nice funeral shows how kind she is. Such compassion for such a little girl. God bless her!
P.S. Killing a roach of that size is absolutely acceptable. I would have fainted right there anyways. She is brave, too!04/10/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins#15 #16 I wish I could say the energy comes from me...when in fact, I believe mine has spawned from her...I was quite a different person before she entered my life...Children change everything...and they teach us everything thing we need to know about ourselves...If we just 'LISTEN.' They are the whispers of angels;-)
Interesting how the idea for this hive came from a commented that @🐝 Fatima G. Williams had made to me on @Lisa Vanderburg's buzz "Introspection"...
Another great tribute to the love we moms have for our children...and dad's too;-)04/10/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins#9 I often comment about how important it is to teach our children reverence for all of life...when in fact, it we treat THEM as such, they will teach all of us...And believe @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Lisa Vanderburg...I hear ya on the math...I checked out in the second grade;-)04/10/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins#6 Gotta tell ya @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...almost TOO passionate! Killing insects is not permitted in my household when she is around...and every time we visit the pool or take a swim at the lake, she will stop whatever she is doing to save any little creature she finds struggling to survive...One absolutely amazing moment I witnessed with her was when she was about six years old...she pulled a dragonfly out of the pool and lovingly dried it's wings by gently blowing on them and whispering..."you'll be okay once I dry your wings...then you can fly away."
Now I tell you that dragonfly looked dead to me...and two elderly ladies that had been in the pool said it had been floating around there for quite some time...but the kid didn't give up on it...Just sat there talking to it and tapping it on the head...I swear these two old ladies thought she was bonkers until about 45 minutes into her rescue efforts the wings began to flutter...I kid you not...Five minutes later, it flew away!04/10/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 HelfrichLovely story, @Cyndi wilkins. The purity of youth always helps us see with clarity. I thought I'd be a physicist until I took my first physics class. It seemed to me quite interesting to ponder the world of quarks and sub-atomic particles. And then one day I looked under the cover of that textbook and HORRORS! math was involved.
I had to pivot one major forward in the college catalog into the ever loving arms of philosophy.
Comments05/10/2017 #51 Hector Fong Mendoza#50 My wife takes care of a lady who is going to be 100 years old on November 1st of this year. And she has her super healthy, every day the bathroom gives her food and she sleeps her as if she were her own grandmother, plays with her, makes her laugh.
My wife is a sun and I love her very much.05/10/2017 #45 Lisa Vanderburg#42 Thank you so much dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. With your sons, you know exactly what I mean. You are so right in what you said in #43, it brings fresh tears...really must pull my socks up! You are a wise and attuned woman - I'm very grateful for you and the shares!
Link to awesome @🐝 Fatima G. Williams' hive!05/10/2017 #42 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes beautiful, moving, sad, touching. I have 2 sons as well. We have been very close l. Now they both have their lives. So yes, I have fewer heart to hearts with them.
I was close to my Mum, so I understand what you mean about the dream of having a daughter. I resonate with what you share.03/10/2017 #34 Lisa Vanderburg#32 @Lana Liniger - my most beloved friend for soooo many years - how overjoyed I am to see you, my heart! This beautiful lady saved my life....and gave away all my fat clothes when I was dying. She (Lana) has the biggest-heart, ginormous compassion, joy to wrap the earth in and...Dolly Parton would have to bow outta the room for Lana's impressive mammories :)
Love you Lana - BFF forever, cupcake! xxx
- Producer29/09/2017As Time Goes ByAs we get older, life takes on a whole different meaning. We are gazing at a blank canvas that has yet to be painted. This canvas of time is expansive and somewhat daunting to look at. The edges are softened as they meld into the ether of some...
- Producer28/09/2017Blaming Facebook Misses The Real PointIt has been interesting lately to watch many people (even ones that you would think should know better) go after Facebook. The idea is simple, Facebook was used to alter the outcome of two major events, one in the UK and one in the US. By now, I...
Comments28/09/2017 #2 Geoffrey Cooling#1 but facebook didnt print or generate the content in the traditional sense. It was used ti disseminate the content. Facebook is simply a tool, its a bit like guns, guns dont kill people. Giving nutters free access to guns is what kills people. I mean vans were used in terrorist attacks in Europe to take life. Do we blame vans? Attacking Facebook is a simplistic thing to do, it also suits the agenda of people who dont want free access to sharing if information. I remember being so excited and fascinated by the possibilities of global social networks. Unfortunately as it is with many things in our world humans find a way to fuck it up.28/09/2017 #1 Robert CormackI'll agree, @Geoffrey Cooling, that Facebook did nothing but help confirm people's biases. I'm not sure having Facebook make money off it, or sway people towards what they now think is acceptable because of Facebook (xenophobia, as an example). That's essentially us praising the propagandist while they say all they're doing is offering a point if view. How many newspaper publishers in Nazi Germany felt no culpability, believing they only printed what the public wanted (or thought they wanted) to read at the time? Culpability is a weird strand of logic, particularly where words are concerned.
- Producer20/09/2017Our Heroes...!!There is no love who more touches our hearts when feel and what comes from our dear parents ... Over the years this feeling is greater as we learn his teachings, his paternal love, his eternal friendship... !!Time passes and we already adults... we...
Comments22/09/2017 #8 Cassiano Tavares#7 Hi Franci Eugenia,
Yes, in this life, everything goes too fast. We are children, we grow, we build our family and soon we reach the old age. The days are short, the moments are scarce and it's up to us to know how to enjoy everything in the best way.
I always say that we should not waste time with intrigues, sorrows and unnecessary discussions ... we must not waste these precious seconds that life offers us with futilities.
But let us enjoy these good moments with our family, our parents, our children and the good friends that God has bequeathed to us.
Yes, believe that there will be a time when we will realize that when we shake hands we do not hold our hearts. That who stays today can leave tomorrow and that our course is constantly changing.... This is the secret of life ... !!!22/09/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @Lada 🏡 Prkic. What a beautiful tribute to aging parents @Cassiano Tavares. It's very hard to accept aging, especially if the changes seem to occur in a millisecond. That's how life is though, the older we become, the faster time goes by. I will be forever grateful to my parents for their unconditional love, support and teachings. We all deserve to be treated with love and dignity, no matter the age- it seems as people become 'old' sadly, some are not given that accolade. I can only hope my own children will always treat me as they do now, with love and respect.
- Producer18/09/2017Would You Like To Relocate?When you are brave enough to say "Good Bye" Life will reward you with a new "Hello"..Paulo CoelhoWhen I started working, I was relatively closer to my home base and my near and dear ones. As the urge to "move up the ladder" caught up,so was the...
Comments19/09/2017 #10 Lada 🏡 PrkicYears ago I refused a "career enhancement opportunity" that required leaving my country. Freshly married, we didn't want to relocate. We would have made much more money, but we have had other priorities in life. Never regretted our decision. I didn't close the book yet. :-)19/09/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergThanks for another excellent blogging buzz, Prakashan.
Personally, I would not like to relocate but would do so if a prospective employer made me any offer I couldn't refuse in a location where I would be happy. I think it's important to give the same amount of consideration to one's standards of living and immediate surroundings, compared to how much more money one would be making. It just makes good sense to strike the right balance between work and other life priorities.18/09/2017 #8 Aaron 🐝 SkogenI spent the better part of my early career relocating. By the time my bride and I had been married twleve years, we had lived at 9 different addresses. 11 years ago we settled where we are now, and would love to see the kids graduate from the only school system they have known. Yet, if the right opportunity came along, I would do it again. I my mind the right opportunity would need to be an international assignment, or a few Key areas here in the US, I would like to live. But I am no longer driven by relocating for a "better" opportunity, rather I would relocate to enrich my family and my lives through the experiences a new location would offer.
Great topic and relevant question @Prakashan B.V!18/09/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI relocated in 2012, perhaps not as dramatic as relocating to another country but still a major life change. Since the relo was to keep my job for a few more years, my husband and I agreed it would be a good move for us. We were looking to retire in north Georgia in the near future and this opportunity made it easier for us.
My employer offered a relo package so we found tenants for our house in Florida and relocated to Atlanta. I retired 2 years later and we're a lot closer to those north Georgia mountains, which is where we want to be.
We have no regrets except leaving familiar faces and familiar places.
It's important to weigh the advantages and the disadvantages. You'll never know what's in the next chapter until you turn the page.
- Producer12/09/2017A Country Life: Spring. Many Happy ReturnsI dare to presume that a great many women spend the morning of their birthdays with their feet soaking in water, but I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that not too many of them do so for the reasons that I am.The day dawned fair and clement – well,...
Comments13/09/2017 #11 Ken BoddieAh ..... the border collie, Aleta, arguably the most intelligent of domestic pooches. Sounds like you seriously need to consider investing in a dozen or so sheep to keep this fella actively engaged, otherwise he'll have your "Little House on the Prairie" converted into "Footrot Flats". 🐾
- Producer12/09/2017Over whelmedAfter Hurricane Irma (my son, wife, grandchild & extended family are there), after the 3-buzz revolutions and revelations of Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee recent buzz', I am spent. And it's 9/11Let me be clear: I am NOBODY. And I don't...
Comments12/09/2017 #37 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SAAn unsung heroine @Lisa Vanderburg...thank you for sharing. Your feisty fighting spirit shines through clearly. You may consider yourself a featherweight but in my book, and with the greatest of respect dear Lisa, you are a super heavyweight!("In the blue corner"..etc!) God bless you both12/09/2017 #36 Joanne Gardocki#29 Picturing your laughter sessions with Pete reminded me of my mother and father both gone now. In the chaos of dressing for a family event with 3 daughters, my mother would be paused in the act of putting the remaining leg in her pantyhose. My father, forever the silly opportunist, would nudge her forehead ever so slightly and she would tip backward onto the bed. The laughter weakened her so she couldn't sit right back up and we would all be laughing until weak. You know, laughter is aerobic soul music. Thank you for reconnecting me with this treasured memory, @Lisa Vanderburg. More ::hugs:: for you and Pete.12/09/2017 #33 Tausif MundrawalaMy goodness you have endured so much in life and still struggle to keep your world on track. Friends like you give me the courage to move on in life otherwise we would think we are the only ones who have suffered a lot. We have been taking care of my mom since past many months and it was mentally exhausting. Once she sat on stool by mustering enough strength to comb her hair by herself but her immunity didn't allow her to do so. She was about to fall and I immediately ran and took hold of her. That much I took care of her.
But you are fighting a battle which is unending as of now and am elated to know that you find respite by engaging into a conversation with all of us. I hope our @Javier 🐝 beBee is taking note that this is really an affinity based platform where we all find friends to console us.
I salute you for all which you have endure and still struggle with it to make your life better. Thank you so much for tagging me, my friend @Lisa Vanderburg12/09/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg#28 Me and Pete (the hubby) often spend long moments of laughter. I kneel down to get his socks on and he says 'I can do it...' - that's all it takes because he's frozen. He just looks up a bit at me and then comes the schlapplakking :) Sometimes I'll just push him every so gently onto his bed; that gets him going too. Equally so as I wander 'round looking for my brain.....
I am a tease....bad girl :)12/09/2017 #27 Lisa VanderburgLast but not least, @Harvey Lloyd and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee (oh...should have included @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA, dagnabbit! You are included HERE).
Before you get what you've got coming to you :)...I must tell you that I have Behcet's - a rare disease that causes copious and sustained pain but the worst is a vast number of meningitis bouts that leave lesions on my brain. I'm only telling you this because it's infuriating not to get what you two giants talk about..I am truly dumber than a bag of hammers!
But I can get enough to know the real deal when I see it and that's you guys. The quality of your characters and personalities are what sets this place apart (on the dude front). I don't agree 'blindly' as I'm sure you know, but I will with you because I trust you - it has been borne out!
As to the answer to your brilliant question Harvey: no. I would not have behaved differently. But it's a great question I'd love to see others answer!12/09/2017 #26 Lisa Vanderburg#13 dearest @Deb 🐝 Helfrich you are the indomitable voice of reason and rationale here; without your wisdom, this platform may well have failed. And that's the point: we all have to stand up to collectively steer the rules of engagement. Either that or blithely accept the losses. Like you, my friend, I can't stand by and watch a train wreak about to happen without at least shouting out the alarm. Your understanding or all the forces and scenarios will play out is admirable to say the least! Bless you, sweet woman!12/09/2017 #25 Lisa VanderburgSweet @Sara Jacobovici you hit the nail on the head: love is a CHOICE. I know of a married couple, both GP's/Md's here; one developed Parkinson's and the other left, because they knew what the cost would be. Unbelievable and so very sad. You understand all too well the cost of caring. As does the lovely @Cyndi wilkins. Cyndi, we're very much alike! I have no problem being 'corrected' but it has to be done with sensitivity or by Dm on platforms such as this, or it can cause disaster! I have a thick skin, but it's much thinner for those I respect and admire :)
Thanks @Aleta Curry (oops..must join with you!)....replace the word legend with dragon and you got it right! :)
@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, you are a sage and loving woman that I so admire, and you know of what I speak - I am indebted to you.12/09/2017 #24 Lisa Vanderburg@Paul Walters...your humor is the best bandaid EVER! And you should have been included in the list above...mea culpa!
@Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am the QUEEN of boo-boos:) and I knew you were talking to me anyhoo! Thank you for your wisdom and love!
@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, I am feeling the love, and I am so very grateful...thank you!
I'm grateful for you @Pascal Derrien for the straight-shooter even under duress! @Milos Djukic; I'm beginning to get 'fractals forever'...gimme another 10 years :)12/09/2017 #21 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 I should always remind myself that no matter how cloudy the atmosphere is above me, there is sunshine somewhere else. You are the sunshine dear @Harvey Lloyd. But I truly ask myself- what value do I have on my own? Had I published my three buzzes without your feedback and by you I mean your kindself and ALL other commentors who enriched them, stretched them beyond their boundary and introduced new branches to the original idea? The Noble price goes for you. I am only a tiny spot without your shining and sunny contributions.12/09/2017 #20 Harvey Lloyd"Nobody" is really a person who is without love. Your post demonstrates not only love but the hope of all who are entering into crisis. Will i have the courage to love and serve at the level you have presented? I now know that it is possible. Your writing may inspire others through your experiences.
Not sure of the world you left behind but i would say that today you are a very gracious somebody, i am humbled. Good luck and Godspeed.
Considering the discussions surrounding posts and comments....@Ian Weinberg has really been a great resource in assisting me in understanding brain function and its impact on our daily lives. Purely in a behavioral way though he has systematically described the physical aspects of the brain and its outcomes as we build memories and assign feelings to them.
We all post or comment for our own personal reasons. Mine is mostly the fascination with listening, seeing and understanding the many paradigms that get displayed. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is a fascinating man. He stretches our paradigms into new places. This will always bring the hard questions from those who don't want to be stretched.
I would submit the following question for your thoughts. If the post of Dr. Ali Anani was one of three posts being considered for the Nobel Prize and the commentor appeared, would you advise or advocate differently? When we add purpose to our thoughts then sometimes, not always, our advocacy changes. DiSC and understanding who we are can sometimes assist us in finding and winning within our purpose.
- Producer09/09/2017The Kaleidoscope ~ Join Us Today!As women, we are the birthers of nations and the mothers of mankind. We are at the heart of every village, parish, hamlet, town, city and nation of the world. We carry within ourselves the ability to change the course of life - our own and...
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Please feel free to share your personal stories. Share stories that relate to life, travel, lessons, tragedies, morals, humor etc... Stories with photos and videos are welcome! *This is a diverse hive* If you are new to beBee please check out the cheat sheet hive or this with a plethora of info: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@teresa-salvador/the-bebee-guide-index