A friend was talking about possibly having to use “tough love” on her teenager. That brought to mind this Thursday Thought quote:
“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” ― L.R. Knost
I told you about this last November. But it’s now or never if you were scammed out of money and Western Union took your payment.
Western Union has $586 million they have to give out. It’s the settlement agreement they made for letting scammers trick people into wiring money to “grand kids” in Zimbabwe and “friends” stranded in China. If you were caught in such a scam, you have money coming.
Letters notifying people of this are going out to 500,000 people the Justice Department believes were scammed. But they think there are others. Those others can go online to fill out an application. They’ll want details, so be prepared with dates, amounts, etc. And file before Feb. 12, 2018.
If you think you fell for a Western Union-related scam, go to www.WesternUnionRemission.com .
Ever spend sleepless nights thinking, “I should/would/could have…” or “I’m so embarrassed” or “She’s right about me” or similar self-criticisms? Sure you have. We all do. But the thoughts go away, so no harm. Right? Not right. There IS harm, not just to our minds but to our bodies, including making us age faster.
I found the article titled Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself very interesting. Read through it–be sure not to skip the “3 Steps to Self-Compassion” about 2/3 of the way down. Some good ideas there.
And ease up on yourself!
[Thanks to my daughter,Elizabeth O’Donnell, for sending this to me.]
A simple message but from the heart:
And thank you to all their families for their sacrifices.
I’m not a Star Wars fan. I’m still firmly in the old Star Trek camp. Even so, I’m sending in my $26.95 to https://www.nationalparkstees.com/mtforestwy to get this tee shirt, knowing that I get the shirt and the National Park Foundation gets my $26.95 to help protect our wonderful green treasures.
I’ve been too serious again lately. And, it’s Friday and the start of a nice, long weekend. Besides, as my regular readers know, I can’t resist plays on words. My mind is just twisted that way. I hope you enjoy these. Blame Walt Landers. I got this from him. (You may want to do a Ctrl/Alt scroll up to enlarge.)
Today’s Thursday Thought quote is a lesson from a very peaceful, loving group of people. If we all adopted this…what a world!
“I see no enemy, I see no stranger.” — Sikh Scripture
POLITICIANS DON’T HAVE A CLUE! They don’t care about injustices caused by the death penalty or inconsistent immigration laws. It’s okay to try kids as adults, then throw them into adult prisons to harden and learn new criminal skills. Homeless, elderly, disabled people–all that matters is money, not lives and human dignity. If an issue strikes a moral chord with us, shouldn’t we exert our influence?
A simple way is to contact those in power. Send a letter or e-mail. Call them (the phone book lists legislators in the government section). Remember, too, that our representatives read newspapers, so write a letter to the editor. If you get a positive response, write Action Line and encourage others to express their opinions.
On the other hand, if a legislator won’t listen, wait for a little while; soon you can vote in someone who will.