Cliché riddled email: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Now, if they meant disease, injury, car crash or rude remark which nearly puts you in your grave – yes, those could make you stronger. Or really kill you. But they didn’t.
True/False: adversity, life threatening kind, tends to motivate. False.
Anything that won’t kill us instantly – is likely easily avoided stuff (junk mail, junk food, most television, dogma of any kind) avoided – that kills us slowly …
See, we don’t shun that which is bad for us, embracing what is good – we don’t devote every waking moment to excellence, to achievement. But we could.
Remember mother/partner saying, “it wouldn’t kill you to take out this trash”?
Well it wouldn’t …
P.S.: Isla is four today. Happy b-day granddaughter!
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 14C/57F, mostly clear – delicious day; we walked late, lots of activity, pedestrians, parents dropping off toddlers at the daycare, lap dogs out walking their owners- so many distractions for Gusta … and we took out the trash!
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