Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Make A Contribution

Have you realized that there is little likelihood that what bothers you, is a concern of anyone else?  (Mr. Dickie, 8 February 2012)

The chronic irritability of urban life ... challenges the belief that being in touch with one's anger is an unalloyed good.  (Ratey & Johnson, Shadow Syndromes, p. 148)

A person who is humble is always at peace, but a proud person carries a heart filled with envy and resentment. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 7)

Knowing that our presence, our words, our willingness to listen to someone else has made life better for them makes it better for us too. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 28 January)

... get engaged with life, take time for reflection, learn to enjoy it where [you] can and try to make a contribution. (Touchstones, 19 January)

Yesterday Melva and I went to the Costco store about three miles from the house to conduct a survey visit.  We are discussing whether we should change our membership from BJ's at the end of the month.  I don't like paying a membership fee and then being asked to checkout my own purchases.  Costco didn't have any self-checkout lines and they had a better selection of merchandise.  Getting to the store was somewhat difficult but it is three miles closer to where we live.

There was a Facebook surprise this morning.  There's a new, very nice, photo viewer.  Maybe that's why Facebook was running slowly yesterday.

Mr. Dickie
8 February 2012

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