On Strangers

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Here, in America, two common phrases we teach our children are “Stranger Danger” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.” The phrases are simply meant to dissuade children from talking to people they don’t know.

Why do we fear strangers? Strangers represent the unknown to us. And we fear the unknown and what we don’t understand.

But as for me, I fear what I know. Because people I have let close to me have hurt me far greater than any stranger.

We allow ourselves to be hurt by others and we put value on words and actions from those individuals we allow to be close to us.

There is risk in never knowing a stranger.

There is also risk in trusting no one and finding ourselves alone, forever, without any friends.

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On the 8th Day

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On the 8th Day

God crushed creation

He had held it in his hand

Just to start all over

Bring it forth again

On the second 7th Day

God rested

Admired what he done

Man had other ideas

Blinded by money and power

The wars had just begun

On the second 8th Day

God crushed creation

Only to start it over again

But the human condition was critical

To kill and crush and quell

Not even God

Could rectify the eternal hell

On the third 7th Day

God rested realizing what he had done

The will of man works in both ways

Evil and righteousness

Free will at stake

The center line was drawn.

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Day 3 – Quote Challenge – 01/29/2016

Here is quote number 3 for the Quote Challenge from Ginni Deville! Don’t forget to check out the quote from Day 2!

Challenge rules:

1. Post three consecutive days.

2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

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This one is laced with a little humor, but the Rowdy one is right. The key to life is being dynamic. And just when you think you have all the answers to life, situations change and usually very quickly.

Share with me your quote concerning dealing with life’s ups and downs. Remember to link back to my blog so I can check it out!

Day 2 – Quote Challenge – 01/28/2016

Here is quote number 2 for the Quote Challenge from Ginni Deville!

Challenge rules:

1. Post three consecutive days.

2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

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I challenge everyone to post a quote about how you judge and measure people in your lives. Remember to link back to my blog so I can check it out!

 

Day 1 – Quote Challenge – 01/27/2016

I have been nominated to participate in the Quote Challenge by Ginni Deville. Besides being a lovely lady, Ginni is also a very talented writer. I’d encourage you to visit her blog and interact with her. She’s very witty and I’ve enjoyed her friendship.

As Rebbit knows, I usually march to the beat of my own drum on the challenges and this will be no different. So, here are the rules!

Challenge rules:

1. Post three consecutive days.

2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

My quote for Day 1 is from the great Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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I’d challenge anyone who is interested to post a quote that entails your attitude about starting over in life. Remember to link back to my blog so I can check it out!