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Things learned from mothers.

I’ve learned a lot from the mothers in my life—my own as well as the mothers of people I’ve known. I wouldn’t be where I am if not for their advice, and I can’t tell you how many phone calls and e-mails I have gotten that began with, “My mother sent me this column….” Here are some things that a few of us have learned from our moms. • “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” —Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty • “Your mother was the first woman you ever loved. Never forget that. Her nurturing is love in action, and that speaks louder than words.” —Stephan Poulter, PhD, author of The Mother Factor • “Kissing a boo-boo makes it all better. No matter how old you are, you always want your mother to be there for you with chicken soup and a soft voice when you’re not feeling well. Remember too that bad days don’t last forever. Mom always said that tomorrow would be better.” —Margret Goldsmith Things Learned From Mothers…………… • “You can fail because of it, or succeed in spite of it. It all depends on how you choose to deal with the bumps in the road.” —Sydney MacEwen, Shelley’s daughter • “My momma cat taught me that not every person you meet is worth rubbing up against, and sometimes it’s okay to be a little finicky. It could save you from coughing up a hairball later in life.” —Piewackett • “This is what my mother told me before I came to the USA: You can run 1,000 MPH, but if you don’t decide where to go before you’ll run in a circle and go nowhere. A goal without a plan is just a wish and we can waste time in wishing. — Fabio Viviani, executive chef (and Top Chef fan favorite • “If things are not going your way, take a couple of hours out, grab a girlfriend or a daughter, and hit a chick flick. It’s a surefire way to melt away the blues for a little bit.”—Mary Trudeau, Devin’s mom • “We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.” —Mother Teresa • “If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” —Rosalynn Carter The love we give and get from our mothers is a true experience of life’s never-ending circle. No matter what, it’s never too late to have a loving relationship with your mother. So what if you’ve been disconnected for years? The bottom line is, she’s still your mom; let her know you’re still her kid.

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Trust your gut the body never lies

Scientists have discovered that there is actually a type of thinking function that goes on in our digestive tracts: It’s called the enteric nervous system. We’ve all had “gut feelings” or intuitions, but many people don’t realize how much they depend on them. Intuition isn’t about picking lottery numbers; it is simply another form of knowledge that should be considered. It is a way to listen to what’s going on inside yourself, and it can help you deal with questions of all types, as well as depression and anxiety. If you dispute the value of your own intuition, ask yourself how many times you have had a thought, not listened to it, and later wished you had. The truth is that your body knows as much as your mind—if not more, in some cases. The trick is to learn how to tune in to that very helpful part of your being, and step one is to trust that it’s real. Although following your gut feelings can be a little scary at first (and you might wonder if people will start looking at you as though you’re from another planet), doing so can be really helpful in navigating life’s constant changes, and it is usually harmless. Using your intuition can open you up to new ideas or help you find answers to questions you may have. The intuitive process requires that you are at least somewhat relaxed and in touch with your feelings, not letting your emotions control you. The best way to begin is to take a deep breath, close your eyes, and concentrate on what’s going on within you. Sometimes it helps to focus on your breath. It Trust Your Gut sounds simple, and it is, once you’ve practiced it several dozen times. Don’t get frustrated if you feel as though you’re doing it all wrong and not getting anywhere. Be gentle with yourself and try this technique as often as possible. We all have intuition. It’s a matter of tapping in. Trust those butterflies in your stomach, and your dreams to be the best or to create the next Facebook. Listen to that little voice inside you that says “yes.” These are all ways our intuition manifests within us. It’s not something you program like a computer. It’s more a process of building a muscle within your psyche. Just slow down and let it flow naturally. Artists, writers, and musicians all use their intuition to create. Parents use it to keep their children safe, and billions of people make decisions based on their gut feelings every day. Trusting your intuition is a great tool for making your life and your relationships work better.

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Instant Conference-Builders

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. —Albert Einstein When things get out of control and you momentarily lose your confidence, there are any number of little things you can do to regain it. Here are 10 tools to help get you started. 1.Wash your hands and face, and brush your teeth. It cools your body, which is relaxing, and gives you that “fresh start” feeling. 2.Look at any diploma or certificate of achievement you have. And if it isn’t framed and on the wall, do it now. These are reminders of your accomplishments, and taking in your success is important to maintaining your confidence. 3.Remember your last (or greatest) success and think about it for 60 seconds. Taking in your success as often as possible will help you reach another and another. Quite simply, it reminds you that, because you have done it before, you can do it again. 4.Give yourself a good shave (face or legs). It’s another instant refresher, and, in addition, when we know we are looking our best, we are naturally more confident. 5.Know you are the person your kids or other loved ones think you are. Knowing that you are unconditionally loved can’t help but make you feel good about yourself. 6.Wash your car, inside and out. Hey, when our wheels are shiny, we feel better. If you don’t think this applies to you, just remember how you felt the last time you got a ride in someone’s very funky car. Race you to the car wash. 7.Put on clean socks and shoes you haven’t worn in a few days. Shoes take a day or two to release any moisture they have absorbed, and this is a very easy way to put a little pep back into your step. Organize your closet and get rid of anything that no longer fits. Old clothes may come back into style, but you really don’t want them on hangers for the next 20 years. Throwing out the old makes room for the new. For some, the feeling they get from putting on a new “power suit” fills them with self-esteem. Cook a lovely meal. Even if you are by yourself, preparing a tasty dinner, setting the table, and treating yourself to a wonderful culinary experience will lift your spirits. Sharing it with someone you love and/or respect will make it even more nurturing. Look around you, remember that you started with nothing, and know that everything you see, you created. We can all lose our feelings of self worth, especially when something goes wrong in our world. The real truth is that, if you have done it before, you can do it again. No matter what. None of these tasks has to be uncomfortable, and won’t take you much time. Finding ways to give yourself a little boost when you’re not feeling at the top of your game is a trick that truly confident people use on a regular basis.

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Fine Your Inner Geeg

The pride one gets from mastering—or, if you’re a techno-spazz like me, just getting the basics of—a Find Your Inner Geek computer, is very empowering. These machines can make us crazy (even though they were supposed to make our lives easier). In addition, learning something new builds brain cells and staves off Alzheimer’s. Have you ever wondered why computer malfunctions cause us so much emotional stress? Well, encountering a problem you have no idea how to fix causes anxiety. Will I get my work done? What have I lost? How much will it cost to fix? Who can I get to help? How long will it take? And these are just the basic questions. While you’re asking yourself about these, adrenalin and cortisol are coursing through your system, making your body feel differently. From sweating to quirkiness, the physical manifestation of angst is very uncomfortable and makes it difficult to concentrate. Even if the problem is solved quickly, going into that momentary panic will take you anywhere from an hour to a day to recover from and get back to your normal level of functioning. And being in that place is not great for your confidence or general well-being. Knowing how your computer works, and having the ability to dance around a program and make it do what you want it to, can make you feel creative and intelligent. And having the ability to get done what you need to and not encounter any problems allows for greater access to the inner resources and inspiration that we all have. As you learn something new, you actually stimulate the growth centers of your mind and you create a greater ability to figure out what you need to do next. The confidence of knowing that you can solve a problem, even before you actually encounter it, is very freeing, and allows you to push yourself without feeling pushed. You can fly though projects like a stunt pilot, doing barrel rolls around your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and making Ansel Adams green with envy by your knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. In addition, every time you accomplish a new task, it gives you the opportunity to feel better about yourself. It’s a win-win. If you invest an hour or two a week in a class, many of which are available online, you will master your computer/program of choice in short order. With that ability, you can then create and share your gifts with the world. Social networking alone can link you up with what’s going on in many different parts of the world. By tweeting here or blogging there, you can touch the lives of hundreds of people. Quite simply, knowing your way around the computer connects you to the rest of humanity. And that is a real confidence-builder. So go get that new laptop or use your kids’; it’s time to learn so you can keep up with the rest of the human race.

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Be open to new ideas

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. —Earl Gray Stevens Being open to new ideas when you are looking to solve a problem is what true learning (as well as confidence-building) is all about. Believe in your own resources and those of people you trust. If you try to do it all yourself, micro-manage every detail, and don’t welcome new and innovative ideas from those around you, it’s gonna be hard to make it to the next level, or even survive where you currently are. It is always wise to get some input from the competent people with whom you’ve surrounded yourself. Unless you want to live in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, without a connection to the modern world, you are going to be influenced by everything and everyone around you. Accept the influence, allow it to become a part of you, and let it make you the best you can be. Just be sure to give credit to those people who inspired you. It makes sense: If you’re secure with yourself, telling someone she had a great idea that you’d like to incorporate would be taken as a compliment. And the truth is that their idea actually did complement yours. Sometimes the “off the wall” thought, the one you were just messing around with, is the one that makes the biggest impact. I call it playing with ideas; when you do it with other people, you might call it brainstorming. Sometimes someone says something just to be funny or to get a reaction (kids are great at that) and it turns out to be a concept that you totally resonate with. Sometimes the answers or ideas you need do come from your own head, and you may ignore them if you are being hard on yourself, or your confidence tank is running dry. Learning to be open to your own thoughts, especially during difficult times, is a challenge we all face. If you are not open to different types of intelligence (ideas from the world around you, and learning by living), your experience and your self-confidence will be greatly limited.

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Thought

In the land of the blind men a one eye man is a king

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It is nice to be here.

I been thinking of how I will get back to my site, and today glory to the most high God.

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I am back

it has been quite a while friends

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On this day in history 1279 BC.

Rameses II (‘the Great’) becomes Pharaoh of Egypt 455 – After a reign of only 75 days, Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus, who was strongly implicated in the murder of his predecessor, Valentinian III, manages to anger just about everybody, especially Valentinian’s widow, Licinia Eudoxia, by forcing to her to marry him under threat of execution, and then canceling her daughter Eudocia’s wedding to the son of Vandal King Genseric. He makes Eudocia marry his own son instead, which infuriates the Vandals and Eudocia. When word arrives that the Vandals are on their way to Rome, Petronius panics along with the rest of the city, and decides to flee; his bodyguard and retinue abandon him, and he is stoned to death by a mob, his body mutilated and thrown into the Tiber River. Genseric and his Vandals arrive three days later, and sack Rome for the next two weeks; Eudocia later marries Genseric’s son Huneric, her original bethrothed 1223 – Mongol Invasions, Battle of Kalka River (now in Ukraine): The armies of the Mongol Empire, led by Noyans (general) Jebe and Subutai the Valiant win a decisive victory over a coalition of Rus principalities: Kiev, Galicia-Volhynia, Chernigov, and Smolensk Cumans, jointly led by Mstislav the Bold of Galich and Mstislav III of Kiev. Mstislav of Kiev and his men were slaughtered, but Mstislav the Bold escaped Mongol Horse Archers 1443 – Margaret Beaufort born, English Countess of Richmond and Derby, mother of Henry VII, and influential matriarch of the House of Tudor; founder of St. John’s and Christ’s colleges at Cambridge; Lady Margaret Hall, the first Oxford college to admit women, was named for her 1577 – Nur Jahan born Mehr-un-Nissa, 20th and last wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir; she was married at 17 to Sher Afgan, governor of Mughal province of Bihar; legend says Prince Salim first met and fell in love with her while she was married to Sher Afgan. Two years after Prince Salim became Emperor Jahangir in 1605, Nur Jahan became a widow, but she grieved for her husband for three years before consenting to marry Jahangir in 1611. She was a 34 year old bride. After their wedding, she quickly became the most powerful and influential woman at court; Nur Jahan was a strong, charismatic and well-educated woman, and most historians consider her the power behind the throne. Her husband granted her honors and privileges not given to any other Mughal empress, including being the only empress to have coinage struck in her name, and the only woman to be put in charge of the imperial seal. She was Jahangir’s most trusted advisor, and he conferred the title Nur Jahan (Light of the World) upon her. She was the aunt of the future Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), the beloved wife for whom Emperor Shah Jahan would build the Taj Majal, one of the most famous buildings in the world 1578 – Henry III of France lays the first stone of Le Pont-Neuf (The New Bridge), now the oldest bridge in Paris Le Pont-Neuf – 1615 Map of Paris detail 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary in his hand 1683 – Jean-Pierre Christin born, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, invented the Celsius thermometer 1790 – The U.S. enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790 1795 – The Revolutionary Tribunal was originally instituted by the National Convention during the French Revolution for the trial of political offenders is suppressed. It had quickly spun out of control and condemned thousands, many innocent, to the guillotine or the firing squad 1819 – Walt Whitman born, influential 19th century American poet, ‘father of free verse.’ Best known for Leaves of Grass 1824 – Jessie Benton Frémont born, American author and activist, outspoken opponent of slavery, known for her writings about her life with her husband, John C. Frémont, in California and Arizona 1827 – Kusumoto Ine born, Japanese physician, first woman doctor of Western Medicine in Japan; her father was the German physician Philipp Franz von Siebold. Following in his footsteps, her growing reputation won her the patronage of the feudal lord Date Munenari, Lord of Uwajima (1844-1858). She became a medical attendant for his women’s quarters. She studied obstetrics in Nagasaki with Antonius Bauduin, earning her midwife’s license in 1884, and attended the birth of the child of Emperor Meiji’s concubine Hamuro Mitsuko. She retired from practice in 1895, and died from food poisoning in 1903 1852 – Julius Richard Petri born, German microbiologist, inventor of the Petri dish 1854 – Mary Hannah Fulton born, American physician and medical missionary to China, established the Hackett Medical College for Women in Guangzhou, China Guangzhou China 1860s 1859 – The Great Clock of the Palace of Westminster, with its famous bell Big Ben starts keeping time. The Palace of Westminster is home to the British Houses of Parliament 1860 – Walter Sickert born in Germany, English painter and printmaker Self-Portrait by William Sickert, circa 1920s 1862 – Cynthia W. Alden born, American author and journalist, worked for the New York Tribune and the Ladies Home Journal, founder of the Sunshine Society, a group which sent cards and letters to shut-ins, then expanded their mission to establish a sanatorium and a school for blind children, and advocated for legislation to provide care for blind children in 18 states 1874 – The original Madison Square Garden opens; it is demolished in 1890, and replaced with a much more elaborate structure, designed by noted architect Stanford White, on the same site, which in turn is demolished in 1926 to make way for the New York Life Building. The third version of Madison Square Garden is built on a new site which is not on Madison Square; there are sight line and ventilation problems, and demolition begins in 1968. The current Madison Square Garden sits atop Pennsylvania Station, opening on February 11, 1968 Madison Square Garden, circa 1879 1875 – Rosa May Billinghurst born, British suffragette and women’s rights activist; she survived polio as a child, but had to wear leg irons and use crutches to walk. She became know is the “cripple suffragette” because she campaigned on a modified tricycle. As a young woman, she was active in social work at a Greenwich workhouse, taught Sunday School, and joined the temperance group, Band of Hope. In 1907, she became a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). Despite her disability she took part in the WSPU’s march to the Royal Albert Hall in June 1908. Billinghurst helped organise the WSPU’s response in the Haggerston by-election in July 1908. In 1910, she founded the Greenwich branch of the WSPU. As its first secretary she took part in the ‘Black Friday’ demonstrations, using her tricycle. She was arrested after the police had capsized her from the trike. Billinghurst knew that she was helpless when this happened but she was quite prepared to take the added publicity to benefit the suffrage cause, but the police also exploited her disability, leaving her in a side street after letting her tyres down and pocketing the valves. Billinghurst would place her crutches on both sides of her tricycle and would charge any opposition. She was arrested several more times in the next few years. The Glaswegian suffragette, Janie Allan, apparently worked in partnership with Billinghurst during the window-smashing campaign of March 1912, with Billinghurst apparently hiding a supply of stones under the rug that covered her knees. Her first stint in Holloway Prison was for smashing a window on Henrietta Street during this campaign, for which she was sentenced to one month’s hard labour. The prison authorities were confused by this sentence for a disabled woman, and gave her no extra work. On 8 January 1913, she was tried at the Old Bailey and sentenced to eight months in Holloway Prison for damaging letters in a postbox. She subsequently went on hunger strike, and was force-fed along with other suffragettes, but became so ill that she was released two weeks later. She spoke at a public meeting in West Hampstead in March 1913. On 24 May she chained herself to the gates of Buckingham Palace and on 14 June she was dressed in white on her trike in Emily Wilding Davison’s funeral procession after she became a martyr to the cause. She took part in the mass deputation of suffragettes to petition King George V on 21 May 1914. Though she was not arrested, two policemen deliberately tipped her out of her tricycle, and another suffragette, Charlotte Drake, had to lift her back into it. Billinghurst stopped her activity for women’s suffrage after the Qualification of Women Act 1918 gave some women the vote. She later attended Emmeline Pankhurst’s funeral and the unveiling of Emmeline’s statue in 1930. She died in 1953, leaving her body to science 1884 – Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applies for a patent for “flaked cereal” – his brother W.K. Kellogg founds the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company in 1906, which will become the Kellogg Company 1890 – Hilla Rebay born as Baroness Hildegard Anna Augusta Elisabeth Rebay von Ehrenwiesen; German-American abstract artist, co-founder and director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Portrait of Solomon R Guggenheim by Hilla Rebay – 1928 1901 – Alfredo Antonini born in Italy; Italian-American conductor and composer 1902 – The Treaty of Vereeniging is signed, ending the Second Boer War between the British Empire, and the Boers of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State 1910 – The Union of South Africa becomes independent from Great Britain, and Natal becomes one of its provinces 1912 – Chien-Shiung Wu born in China, American experimental physicist; worked on the Manhattan Project, where she contributed to the development of the process for separating uranium metal into uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion; the ‘Wu Experiment’ provided the practical confirmation needed by her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang to contradict the hypothetical law of conservation of parity, and won Lee and Yang the 1957 Nobel Prize in physics, but her contributions were overlooked; first woman instructor at Princeton University’s Physics Department 1913 – U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan certifies the ratification of the 17thAmendment to the Constitution, which alters the process of electing U.S. Senators to direct election (“one person, one vote”), and changes how vacancies will be filled from appointment by state legislatures, to temporary appointments, which can be made by a state governor if granted by the state’s legislature, until a special election can be called 1917 – “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” is released by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1924 – Patricia Harris born, American politician and ambassador; first African-American woman to serve in U.S. presidential cabinet as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and also the first to serve as a U.S. Ambassador (to Luxembourg) 1928 – Two Australian pilots, Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm, and two Americans, navigator Harry Lyon and radio operator James Warner, take off in their Fokker F.VIIb/3m, the Southern Cross, from Oakland CA for an aerial crossing of the Pacific Ocean to Brisbane, Australia 1941 – Dame June Clark born, community nursing expert and advocate; president of the Royal College of Nursing (1990-1994); consultant to the International Council of Nurses on a project to develop an International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP), as well as consulting for WHO, and representing the UK on ICN and European Union committees. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, she helped develop nursing leadership in Kazakhstan and Romania. She was also a visiting professor at the University of Promorska, Slovenia. Clark often speaks at international conferences 1946 – Krista Kilvet born, Estonian radio journalist at Eesti Radio, politician, and a leader of the restored Women’s Union, Estonia’s women’s movment; elected to the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament – 1992-1998); appointed in 2008 as the Estonian ambassador to Norway and Iceland, but was unable to assume the office because of kidney disease; died in January 2009 1947 – Communists seize power in Hungary 1948 – Svetlana Alexievich born, Belarusian investigative journalist and non-fiction writer in Russian about 20th century history; in 2015, became the first writer from Belarus to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature; her books Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from a Forgotten War and Chernobyl Prayer/Voices from Chernobyl have been translated into English 1953 – Linda Riordan born, English Labour Co-operative politican; Member of Parliament for Halifax (2005-2015) 1955 – After the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954, many all-white schools remained segregated, so the court in Brown v. Board of Education II orders the states to make plans to integrate their schools “with all deliberate speed” and gives federal district courts the power to supervise the process of desegregation and assure that progress is made, and to punish schools that refuse to integrate; the vagueness of “all deliberate speed” was used as an excuse in many school districts for doing nothing to integrate their schools 1955 – Susie Essman born, American stand-up comic, writer, and television producer; best known for Curb Your Enthusiasm and the voice of Mittens in Bolt. She is an occasional correspondent on The Daily Show, and a pescatarian. Her book, What Would Susie Say: Bullshit Wisdom About Love, Life and Comedy, was published in 2008 1955 – Lynne Truss born, English author, journalist, dramatist and radio broadcaster; best known for her 2003 book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation 1956 – Buddy Holly writes “That’ll Be the Day” 1962 – Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi SS officer who organized Adolf Hitler’s “final solution of the Jewish question,” is executed for his crimes against humanity near Tel Aviv, Israel. His last words before he was hanged: “I hope that all of you will follow me.” 1974 – The Separation of Forces Agreement Between Israel and Syria is signed by senior military officers of both sides in Geneva, Switzerland, creating a buffer zone on the Golan Heights separating Israeli and Syrian forces 1977 – The last weld on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is completed; it covers 800 miles and cost $8 billion to build, and requires 70,000 workers overall 1979 – The restored Radio City Music Hall re-opens 1979 – Zimbabwe declares its independence 1980 – The theme from M*A*S*H (“Suicide is Painless”) is #1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was first written, when BBC Radio-One DJ Noel Edmonds champions it 1990 – The sitcom Seinfeld debuts on NBC-TV 1991 – Angola’s two warring factions sign a peace treaty, ending a 16-year civil war 1994 – The U.S. announces it is no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union 1994 – The death-toll in the Rwanda Genocide is reported to have reached at least 500,000, as the fighting between the Tutsi and the Hutu continues. The vast majority of the dead are Tutsi. By the middle of July, 1994, an estimated 70% of the Tutsi population have been massacred and 250,000-300,000 women raped 1995 – Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, on the Presidential campaign trail, singles out Time Warner for “the marketing of evil” – the work of rap artists in movies and music – but later admitted that he had not seen or heard much of what he had been criticizing, and he keeps $21,000 in political contributions made to him by Time Warner, from profits he characterized as Rap “Blood Money”

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Good bye May

Good bye May and hello June ! “Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you have taken for granted” Ritu Ghatourey May month was the hardest and harshest so far in 2020 events and you know by now, all due to Corona . What is the effect of Corona Virus? “You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.” Kiera Cass, We are aware of the extreme suffering in all aspect of life caused by the deadly Corona Virus. But as humans, we are vibrant and resilient and we are slowly getting used to the new life, and by now we are aware that, World is not going to be the way it was… Are you scared that ‘History repeats itself ?’.No my friend,this time we will be cautious and respectful to Mother Nature The first Five months 2020 has taught us life’s Real lessons. we know the lessons by now, by heart. No more need to listen to Gurus,Pundits,influencer or experts to give us lessons ! What did Corona teach us? (20 minimum lessons) Learn to respect Mother Nature Stage is reached where in Mother Nature has started to speak to us directly Prepare for unknown eventualities ‘Mundane life’ which we all complain has become more important and relevant Realize the importance of water. Don’t waste a single drop. (regular washing of hands important and you need water for this) How fragile the economy can become. Don’t waste money on things which are not necessary for you to lead a simple life Change in our social behavior ( avoiding handshakes, wearing masks, physical distancing, isolation and quarantine ) No more air pollution Never go for a loan if you know that you can’t repay it on time Keep an emergency fund and never drain it for wasteful expenditure Remember, tomorrow is not promised, enjoy today to best of your abilities Spare time for your near and dear. Don’t give excuses to your partner / spouse / children Life is unpredictable. Remember that you are on your own (YOYO) Remember Health is wealth and avoid junk and do regular but minimum exercises. If you are alive today, express your GRATITUDE Sharing & caring is an important aspect of human life. Don’t be greedy Family is the most important thing in our life. Friends are helpful to some extent only Corona brought out the worst in the people and also best in the people The only things we need in our life is our family Power of nature is bigger than the combined force of science and technology I can go on…. the list is long. Take home message Never plan for your future or regret the past.Enjoy the present moment as it happens. Which one of the 20 points resonate with you? Please share your thoughts. This post is part of…May month-Photo a day Challenge-May 31-Good Bye May by Maria.Check her artistic blog at Citysonnet Thank you Maria for the inspiration. Thank you. Namaste Philosophy Through Photography Image by © PTP-2020 All Rights Reserved