Pamela Reynolds

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Ordinary Might Be Extraordinary
Confidence

Ordinary Might Be Extraordinary

I wonder why we can’t seem to control our measurements. It would be horrible if we went to work every day and listened to others talk about the best worker, smartest computer programmer, or other items we might consider. If neighbors commented on the lawns, houses, apartments or anything else that perhaps is measurable, we would avoid encounters with such individuals.

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Compassion
Confidence

Compassion

I am convinced that most of us believe we are not understood and that others don’t have enough sympathy for our trials and tribulations. There is a disconnect between what we say and do, and how others interpret that. Put another way, what we say and do is not always easily understood by others. Many people retreat from our conversations, confused with our words, and possibly insulted.

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Speaking Frankly
Courage

Speaking Frankly

Thinking out of the box is praised, but if that means anything goes, we must protest and reflect on our actions. Perhaps we have stopped questioning motives or actions because the situations get too confusing. We can’t mix up our misconceptions with what are truly mistakes. Probably our anxiousness to shadow untruthfulness is our confused state of mind regarding the matter. We likely would rather pretend we don’t understand, or we haven’t all of the facts to voice an opinion. This alleviates guilt and emotional pain.

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Perils of Judgement
Courage

Perils Of Judgement

The revelation of my estimations, took me by surprise  one day. Outwardly I keep most of my opinions to myself. I may join a discussion but I attempt to remain neutral for the sake of keeping peace and also to keep from hurting someone’s feelings. There are times when the disagreements turn into a confrontation, but being set in my ways keeps me strong in my viewpoints. This allows me to stand firm in my sentiments.

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Going Back
Courage

Going Back

As we grow, most of us learn from the mistakes we made. We can’t admonish ourselves too much because we can’t always recall every second of our reasoning at that time in our lives. I am not giving any of us excuses but life is not about counting the wrongs as much as it is about acquiring knowledge. There are such tough lessons, that perhaps we might have absorbed sooner, but actually we must be content that we made the finding at all.

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terness Is Best Sweetened
Courage

Bitterness Is Best Sweetened

“Intense, unexpected suffering passes more quickly than suffering that is apparently bearable; the latter goes on for years and, without our noticing, eats away at our souls, until, one day, we can no longer free

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Living Knocks You Down
Confidence

Living Knocks You Down; Faith Picks You Up

How easily our lives are changed, and how swiftly we fall down. We begin to feel like summer grass, or fall leaves caught in a turbulent wind. I’m sure there isn’t one person who hasn’t experienced a devastation within their lives. Many people love to joke and say we don’t get out of this world alive. I would add to this, we don’t get out of life without scars. Some scars heal while others develop infections and drag on with the healing process.

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Doubts
Confidence

Doubts

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win,  by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare “Every mental act is composed of doubt and belief, but it is belief that is

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Payback
Courage

Payback

Likely our first thoughts after someone hurts us, are the manner in which we can get even with this person. Either we conceive of ideas, to commit actions or words, that will emphasize our retaliation. Probably our hearts are racing, and we fill up with anger. It might be difficult to contain our attitudes, which affect everyone in our vicinity. The fault we conceive lies with the person who hurt us.

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