The only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it. If you can't top it, laugh at it. If you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.
John Russell Lynes Jr.
It is hurtful when we are insulted. None of us likes to think that we or anything we’ve done has caused someone to think less of us. It isn’t easy at all to ignore those painful words.
I do laugh at myself often over some of the silly things I’ve done. Usually there is no one around to be a witness to them, but oh yes, I’ve done many foolish things.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
BrrrChill! The cold has been very hard on me these last few days. Even though I’ve been inside and have everything I need, it’s very hard to find harmony in this season of snow and ice. My sunny attitude has been challenged for sure.
In the Winter, our bodies want to slow down, our energy is a little lower, we want to sleep more, and we want warm, heartier foods. If I get any slower, I might just as well stay in bed. I am eating heartier and gaining weight right along with it.
Knowing that I have lots to do inside I’ve been making an effort everyday to do one or two things and before spring arrives, I hope to have my spring cleaning done. Then when the nicer weather returns I can get outside. I will need the exercise and fresh air for sure. The record setting cold has made this winter a memorable one. Some things are better forgotten.
The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.