"Of course we're allowed to be angry. We just shouldn't stay stuck in anger; otherwise it stops being justifiable anger and becomes bitter resentment, which is a kind of cancer of the spirit." _ Madeleine L'Engle from: Sharing the Journey, "Too Obvious to Forget"
A friend shared the fourth paragraph below with me the other day, after I had quoted a saying which goes something like, "90% of what I worry about never happens. See - worrying works!!" I grew up with the notion that if I worried about someone or a situation, at least I felt as if I was doing something about it. Now, I know that really isn't true, but some habits of mine are automatic and I continually need to work on them. Like worrying. So I "googled" the info shared with me and found the following source. I pass it on just in case one of you is a fellow worrier! "The Fog of Worry (Only 8% of Worries are Worth It) Article by: Earl Nightingale According to the Bureau of Standards, “A dense fog covering seven city blocks, to a depth of 100 feet, is composed of something less than one glass of water.” So, if all the fog covering seven city blocks, 100 feet deep, were collected and held in a single drinking glass, it would not even fill it. And this could be compared to our worries. If we can see into the future and if we could see our problems in their true light, they wouldn’t tend to blind us to the world, to living itself, but instead could be relegated to their true size and place. And if all the things most people worry about were reduced to their true size, you could probably put them all into a drinking glass, too. It’s a well-established fact that as we get older, we worry less. With the passing of the years and the problems each of them yields, we learn that most of our worries are not really worth bothering ourselves about too much and that we can manage to solve the important ones. But to younger people, they often find their lives obscured by the fog of worry. Yet, here’s an authoritative estimate of what most people worry about. Things that never happen: 40 percent. That is, 40 percent of the things you worry about will never occur anyway. Things over and past that can’t be changed by all the worry in the world: 30 percent. Needless worries about our health: 12 percent. Petty, miscellaneous worries: 10 percent. Real, legitimate worries: 8 percent. Only 8 percent of your worries are worth concerning yourself about. Ninety-two percent are pure fog with no substance at all." Source: The Essence of Success by Earl Nightingale. Edited by Carson V. Conant."
LOVE THIS!!!!!!! If you see a car weaving back and forth, and suspect the driver is either using their cell phone or is impaired due to alcohol/drugs, you can do something about it - using your hands free phone or with the help of a passenger in your car: From the New Jersey State Police: "If you see a driver you believe is posing a hazard because of poor driving behaviors, please call the aggressive driver tip line from a hands-free mobile device to report it by dialing #77. Be ready to give a description of the vehicle and occupants, a location and direction, and a license plate if possible." A part of a State Police Facebook page post: August 2, 2017
We are blessed to have several hummingbirds frequenting our feeder all throughout the day. They are amazing creatures to watch!
This particular feeder affords the tiny visitors the ability to pause if they so wish while feeding. I simply add 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of boiling water, stir, let cool then "Bob's your uncle" - the birds are fed!
Wishing one and all a safe, sunny and peaceful weekend!