Today’s Thursday Thought quote is a lesson in kindness. Although it goes against our usual knee-jerk inclination, it’s a loan that will be repaid generously.
“Kindness is loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness.” — unknown
Monday is Labor Day. We might have relaxation and a BBQ with friends in mind. Maybe we’ll even give a passing thought to all the workers we meet daily where we work or eat lunch. But what about those closer to home? Do we show appreciation for the work our spouse does around the house or for our family? Who labors over the gardening, laundry, cooking, planning, driving, finances, or myriad other tasks that keep a family running smoothly? Probably us or our spouse. Take a moment Monday—and often—to say “thank you” for something he or she does on a regular basis. Simple words of gratitude, especially when spoken frequently, remind people that what they do is noticed and drives off that slithering snake of resentment, whose bite poisons relationships.
For health and safety, you read dates on food you buy and eat. Trouble is, “sell by,” best buy,” “expiration date” all mean different things. And nobody is clarifying the difference for us. Actually, most date-labels don’t mean that the food is bad, unhealthy, or dangerous to eat as of that date. The FDA is working on a clear, uniform system, but it will take time. Meanwhile, AARP offers some sound advice–use your senses.
Read their article Should You Toss That Food? Let Your Senses Help You Decide. (If you can’t access it, let me know and I’ll email it to you.)
Thanks to a roofer whose carelessness led to extensive damage inside my home, I’ve had to leave my home and live elsewhere for two months where internet was spotty most of the time, non-existent the rest of the time, That’s why I haven’t been posting. But I’m back now and will pick up my daily blog and tweets. I hope you didn’t give up on me.
I know I haven’t been posting much these last 6 weeks or so, but I’m still alive and kicking. Because of damage to my home, I’ve been living in a hotel with no access to internet. I’ve been able to go home sometimes for an hour when workers weren’t there, but not often. I WILL BE BACK!