Tag Archives: forgiveness

FMM 10 18 19 Righteous Indignation

“My life is based on pain, passion, and purpose.” ~ Elijah Cummings.  One of the problems for researchers who wish to observe the interactions of humans, is that the very act of observation changes those interactions.  We see this every day now, with people trying to go ‘viral’ with their homemade videos.  We may be […]

FMM 9 28 18 Sipple out there

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou. Jamaicans (and maybe many other people), tend to blame many of their symptoms on gas.  Shoulder pain? Gas.  Chest pain? Gas.  Of course, the obvious ones like bloating and cramping, also gas.  In England the term for passing gas (flatulence, […]

FMM 4 20 18 Some Days Coffee

“I know it might sound weird, but empathy is one of the greatest creators of energy. It’s counterintuitive because it’s selfless.”~ Angela Ahrendts. My father came from an athletic family. He was the youngest of three boys, all of whom had trophies and awards for their accomplishments.  In his 40’s and 50’s he would shine […]

FMM 1 26 18 Blind Faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr. They say you should never discuss politics or religion.  After the past couple of years in American politics, you would have to be completely deaf, dumb and blind not to have been pulled into a conversation involving […]

FMM 1 12 18 Liminal Messages

“You die, but most of what you have accumulated will not be lost; you are leaving a message in a bottle.”~ Umberto Eco. “I thought you had stick-to-it-iveness.”  When I came to the USA from the UK, I was a recently graduated state registered nurse, the proud accomplishment rewarded after three years and three months […]

FMM 6 26 15 A Consequential Life

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” ~ Viktor Frankl  When I was about 12 years old, there was a teacher who made an impact on me, by declaring one of my classmates ‘inconsequential’.  I forget what provoked the comment, but it was handed down in a […]

FMM 6 19 15 Embrace yourself!

“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others.  You will not be able to love others.  If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”~Dalai Lama. This world can be a scary place, with examples of hate and violence evident in living color whenever we turn […]