Words To Live By


This is my mantra.

Hate does a number on the body and soul. It destroys lives. It festers. It sits in the stomach like too much fondue and rots away at your insides.

Yet, as we celebrate the life of MLK today and read his many soulful and thought-provoking quotes, the hate goes on, and is actually escalating. Not just post-election hate (yes John Lewis should read this quote!), but the hate around the world – hate from one religion to another, hate from one culture to another, hate from one color to another, hate from one profession to another….I don’t see an end to it any time soon.

What heals hate? I think the answer to that it letting go of the hate you feel. Easier said than done if you feel aggrieved or have been wronged, but the people I see who find peace are the ones who move past the hate, find some way to accept what happened to them and maybe even forgive the perpetrator.

Not to sound trite, but life is so damn short so to keep hate in your heart seems useless and a waste of what time we do have on this earth.

Have a good Monday.

27 thoughts on “Words To Live By

    1. I read just now that both Waters and Lewis boycotted Bush in ’01. Interesting that Lewis said he’s not missed any inaugurations before deciding to skip Trump.

      1. Yeh, and the Obama’s are honoring MLK by “volunteering”, or as I like to call it, their token once a year gesture of giving back. You never see either of the O’s being terribly generous with their time – they go when thy expect the camera to be there.

        1. Yes, like fidel for his photo ops cutting in the sugar cane fields. 20 mins to get the shot and back to the Dacha.

    1. I didn’t see that article but I have seen clips of the niece saying she voted for Trump, the same niece who spoke highly of Jeff Sessions, praising Sessions for his work against the KKK etc.

      My two cents is Lewis is angry that he himself didn’t become the icon of the civil liberty movement that MLK was. Nothing can explain Maxine Waters so I won’t try.

      I chose to delete the CvK comment. I figured if no one from Greenwich went there, I shouldn’t. Odd it didn’t make a huge splash.

      1. EVERYTHING seems to be a “gotcha” moment for #4everpinheads. The MLK anniversary is just the black installment for this news cycle. I’ll go with Piers:

        Just curious about the CvK thing. Stupid thing to do for someone who should know better.

        1. I run hot and cold on Piers. He’s made some pretty bonehead comments about gun issues but yes, on Donald, I agree with him.

          Did the host call Piers a “presenter”? Ouch. Is that one step down from a news reader?

          Love the #4everpinheads hashtag.

          I’m reading now DJT was going to visit the new museum of African History but Lewis said he’d stand in front and not let Trump in so Trump now saying he’ll go another day. I’m confused – I thought Trump was in NYC meeting with MLK III – he was also planning on going to DC today too?

        2. I was surprised Trump would even consider going to the museum today. He KNOWS he’d be unwelcome. He shouldn’t be but the hate from the left is raw.

        3. I wouldn’t want to be the security detail, that’s all I gotta say. Honestly, I am sure Trump has realized how scary an event this inauguration is for him, his family, and for his supporters. His haters want revenge, and not revenge by the nerds, revenge by sophisticated well funded anarchists.

  1. Inside the Jury Room-

    CVK’s defense is that it was a playful pinch on the rump, since he no longer had to worry about being politically correct. Evidently, the recipient mistook that for a P&$$Y Grabbing gesture. Things did not go down well at the HR Dept.

    1. I don’t know the man, never met him and know nothing of his character.

      The article said the woman was NOT going to press charges ….then some lawyer told her she could sue the Town and retire. Sad case and I hope it gets resolved before anyone else is hurt, personally and professionally.

  2. Based on a Native American proverb…

    A tribal elder is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he says to the boy.

    “It is a terrible fight and it is between two dogs. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

    He continues, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asks his grandfather, “Which dog will win?”

    The chief simply replied,”The one you feed.”

    I see no feeding of the good dog in all these comments, only dislike of the other side.
    The death of MLK shows what hate can do.
    Start by changing the the one on the mirror

      1. Let’s talk of why we support whatever it is we support,
        rather than what we dislike about what we do not support.
        That is choosing to talk of love, not talking hate.

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