My thinking board
My thoughts about this and that...
Don't judge people by their appearance!
Our bodies are merely shells.
See the person inside.
"His whole life was music, and love for the people of Hawaii". He had spent much of his life fighting obesity and a respiratory disorder along with other related diseases.
"People freak out when they see me for the first time," he said.
And when you look beyond his appearance, you see the funny, compassionate, strong person who is an inspiration to millions.
Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neuron disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis "ALS" or Lou Gehrig's disease) that gradually paralyzed him over the decades. Even after the loss of his speech, he was still able to communicate through a speech-generating device, initially through use of a hand-held switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle.
In this video, János Kóti, a nine-years-old blind and handicapped boy sings a Hungarian folk song in a crystal clear voice. The elite group of Hungarian musicians joined and made this concert possible in the Hungarian National Museum in 2015.
His purpose in life?
Simply to bring pure joy to people's heart.
I'm having one of THOSE Monday mornings
I did some dusting this morning and decided to get it over with faster by using the the brush vacuum instead of the fluffy duster.
I knocked over my my favorite ceramic statuette on the mantel and a sliver broke off on the back of the statue.
So, I quickly got the crazy glue and glued the broken piece back on.
Everything went well, I held the broken piece with a small rubber eraser until the glue set, but then when I was putting the statue back on the mantel, I noticed that I glued my thumb to the front of the statue.
I have no clue how I got the glue on my thumb, but there I was, not able to put the statue down, and then I broke out in laughter...
When I realized where my thumb was
So, I quickly Googled how to remove instant glue.
One site recommended nail polish remover, but I never paint my nails and don't have acetone in the house, so I search further.
Another site recommended soaking the finger in soapy water and vinegar.
I did, but it took about ten minutes to soften the glue enough so I could release the statue.
The lesson of this Monday morning stupidity, add acetone to the shopping list.
How's your Monday morning going?
The stone age beliefs about men & women
I heard these from some of the neanderthals who still walk among us:
"Women are inferior to men because Eve was made from Adam's ribs, therefore, she belongs to him. Eve doomed humanity by committing a sin which by enticing Adam to eat the apple."
"A woman's brain is incapable of making rational decisions because she can't comprehend to the big picture."
"A woman should focus on raising kids, doing laundry, obey their husbands, and provide clean and comfortable homes for their families."
"We must keep women submissive because with equal rights comes chaos. They need constant reminders that their place is in the home."
"Women don't have the intelligence to make rational decisions because they're too emotional. Men must make decisions for women."
Right! My opinion?
These neanderthals need to hide under their comfy stones and be very quiet!
What say you?
I heard these as well
Man with most likely a single digit IQ to woman, "You don't have the balls."
The woman says, "I do, two of them. They're called ovaries."
The man says, "But I can make babies with my balls."
The woman replies, "Without my balls, your balls can't make babies. It's called partnership. My balls make the egg and your balls fertilize it."
"Um... but my balls are more important. Without my sperm you can't make babies."
"True," the woman replies. "But if you keep wearing tight pants, keep your laptop close to your balls, carry your cellphone on your belt and eat junk-food all the time, your balls will shrink or explode and there will be no babies at all."
A salesman calls trying to sell windows. The woman say politely, "Thank you for your call but we're not planning to install new wind..."
The aggressive salesman rudely cuts her off and says, "Is the man of the house home?"
The woman's blood instantly boils but because she's a gentle person, she doesn't reply and hands the phone to her husband,"This bozo is selling windows and wants to talk to you."
The husband takes the phone and says to the salesman, "Listen! My wife is the financial genius in this house. She said no. Good bye!"
A man visits a couple for the first time and as soon as he's introduced to the attractive wife by the husband, he walks up to her attempting to pinch her face and says, "Aren't you a pretty thing!"
The couple's teenage kids watch the interaction.
The woman takes a step back and shouts, "Out! Don't you ever step into this house again!"
The man looks at the husband who opens the door and says to him, "My wife is my partner and you've disrespected her. get out, or I'll throw you out!"
We're getting there
Slowly, but with good parenting and setting good examples to our kids, we're getting there.
Father and son sitting on a bench in the park. The boy is around twelve, happily licking his ice-cream.
A statuesque woman walks by and the father says to his son, "Nice piece of ass, huh?"
The boy looks at his father with a disgusted expression on his face and replies, "Dad, she's a person. You're an ass!"
It's about time to teach our sons and daughter that this is not a competition. Neither men or women need to prove who's better, smarter, or stronger.
Biologically and psychologically men and women have similarities and differences as well. The best thing about this is that we complement each other and able to form a great partnership by mutually accepting and respecting each other.
What is your opinion?
Erika M Szabo
Author of epic fantasy/magical realism novels and children's books, Publishing Coach at
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