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Calling out assumptions

Have you heard the adage, “when you assume, you make an ass out of u and me”? While I generally find this to be sage guidance, the fact is that assumptions underlie virtually every perspective we hold and every action we take. For example, I assume that my car is going to start each time I turn the ignition key. I assume that the electricity is going to run throughout the night and keep the food in the refrigerator cold. I assume that the chair...

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Where is it? Where is that bag of scrumptious, light brown sugar I purchased the other day? I scanned each area of the pantry, then checked kitchen cupboards. I know I bought it. I remember placing it into the grocery cart. Did it get left on the checkout belt? Did it make it home and then get put in the wrong place? Where is it? Hmm... Mark helped put away the groceries that day... 

I slowed down my efforts and carefully searched every shelf in the pantry. I even touched items as I...

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Perspective

Individually, we are threads. Together, a tapestry.
—twp

I was lying on the grass, belly-down, using my hands as a pillow for my head. My head was turned to one side, and my left forearm was in my immediate view. If I closed one eye, the imagery in my view comprised a given range, including a lot of my forearm and a little bit of grass. If I then opened that eye and closed the other, the range of sight shifted, and now I could see a lot more grass, as well as the purple Rozanne...

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Beliefs: Love 'em or Leave 'em

 

Parent to Child:  You’re eight years old, you do what I tell you to do.


Parent:  What would you like to eat?
Child:  I’m not hungry.
Parent:  Well, you’re going to be in an hour.


Parent to Child:  Stop touching everything. You’re touching everything and then touching your face. That’s how you get sick. Stop touching things.


Parent to Child, after child drops glass:  I am upset with you. I am upset with you!


These are...

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