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Answering anger

Today’s ponder states:

There are probably some angry people in your life. Angry people like to take their anger out on others. You can get angry back or what are your other alternatives?

Having lived for nearly 20 years with a very angry person, my previous husband, I know how stressful and damaging it is to live always wondering what is going to start them off. Just about anything does, because they are enslaved to their anger and it has become so much a part of their personality they can’t function outside it.

However I do feel that answering anger with anger is not the right way to go about things. For one thing, on the spiritual level, one only feeds whatever is causing the anger in the first place, making it stronger and the one manifesting the anger even more in bondage to it than before, and perhaps oneself becoming drawn in as well.

Some anger is justified of course, righteous anger against those hurting the weak or other acts of injustice, but most anger starts for selfish reasons. We feel we should be treated better, we have had what we think of as our rights trampled upon, or whatever reason we can come up with to excuse our anger.

What then are our alternatives when we are the victim of the anger of others. I do not believe we should be like a Casper Milquetoast and let people ride all over us. Nevertheless we need to analyze our response, is it based on selfishness and our perceived rights or righteous anger. If the former then walking away is the best thing to do, or if necessary apologize,  but if the latter stand your ground.

Believe me it takes a lot of guts to walk away or refuse to be pulled into an argument, it is much easer to start yelling back. On the other hand to stand up of what is right against the anger of others takes considerable courage.

How does the stock market work?

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the 
villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.

The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out 
to the forest, and started catching them. The man bought thousands 
at $10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped 
their effort. The man further announced that he would now buy at $20. 

This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.
Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going 
back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply 
of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a 
monkey, let alone catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50 ! However, 
since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant 
would now buy on behalf of him
.
In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. “Look 
at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I 
will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the 
city, you can sell them to him for $50 each.”

The villagers rounded up with all their savings and bought all the 
monkeys. Then they never saw the man nor his assistant again, 
only monkeys everywhere!

Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.

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Blogging Mentor Award

blogging-mentor-award.jpgIsn’t this a lovely award I received from Danielle at The Bipolar Diaries

This award is “to recognize and thank those who help us on our path to blogging, be it encouraging and helping us to start blogging or helping us to be the best we can, once we have started.”

She says about yours truly “Vic Grace from Cariboo Ponderer: Vic has definitely helped to take my blog out into the world wide web. She has helped me on numerous occasions to help ‘tweak’ the technical aspects of ‘growing’ a blog. I am especially grateful for her ‘turning me on’ to Firefox and Thunderbird. Thunderbird is the email application that has made the daunting task of responding to blog comments into a very pleasurable experience. And the list can go on…and on. I am grateful for her friendship, her patience, and her incredible talent. Thanks Vic Grace.”

That is really nice and thank you. There are individuals who have made blogging a very enjoyable pastime for me. I present this award to the following individuals:

Saedel at Planet Saedel , and Bong and Jeni at Reap Money Online for their technical advice and friendship.

Jeni and Down River Drivel for being my major cheerleader.

Misty at My Dogs Keep Me Sane for being able to send love through cyberspace.

Dottie at Dottie’s Place for making it seem worthwhile.

Keeping warm

I wandered out of the bedroom around 8 a.m and noticed that it was -35C or -30F outside this morning so I nearly wandered back to bed. Instead I threw some more logs on the fire and got it really going. So I thought I would try out the movie capability of my camera as I haven’t tried it before. So here it is, you can see out of our back door to all the white stuff outside and then it pans to the front door where there is Annie the dog’s rope inside. We have about seven cords of wood outside in the shed and when it is cold like this we have to refill the woodpile every couple of days. Those are my husband’s work sneakers and the fan is going at the back of the stove to push the warm air into the living room. The picture on the wall is ‘The Desiderata’

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Here is a picture of our solarium with all the frost on the inside of the window. I won’t be going out there today but it will be great in a few weeks when we get more sunshine it doesn’t take much to get warm but -35C is asking a bit much.

My husband went carpet bowling this morning and to pick up Annie from his friend where she went visiting last night and then decided it was too cold to come home. She is now lying in the snow in a patch of sunshine as if we were in the Bahamas. The temperature has come up a little it is a balmy -25C right now, still very cold.

I have a book that I DSC00272was given to read so I probably will end up snuggled up on the couch later with it. It is about and old man of ninety reminiscing about his life in a circus.My husband has already read it he thought it was quite funny if a little explicit in some spots.

Nothing happening much right now and no great thoughts are coming into my head. I think I will try and visit everyone later for inspiration. It is sometimes hard to keep up with everyone’s blogs and comment but I have them on my reader and enjoy going through them as much as a book.

Does anyone use Twitter and do you like it? I have Windows Messenger but rarely use it, do you? Anyone found anything new out there in Cyber Space to while away a long evening. Although the evenings are getting longer which is a good indicator of warmer weather  not too far away.

I have been looking at other Start Pages other than iGoogle just to pass the time. I found Symbaloo and YourMinis both very Web2, I think I will stick with iGoogle for now. I also found a blog called Simple Spark that has a list of new applications available.

Anyway that is it for now I have to go think about supper. How’s roast chicken sound with cauliflower, carrots, mashed potatoes and whatever else I can find. Dessert will be an ice cream cone, that is what I always have.

Go read the rest

Beautiful tale shared by Benny at Limadang.com, go read the rest and tell him I sent you.

http://limadang.com/about
http://limadang.com/2008/01/27/why-women-cry

Meet Misty at My Dogs Keep Me Sane

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Misty has two blogs both have new addresses so if you haven’t updated your blogroll now is as good a time as any.

http://www.mistysmusings.com

http://www.mistyswords.com

She would really appreciate it if you would update your links and feed subscriptions
and while you are at it tell Technorati she is a favorite of yours.

She posted a fabulous photo today of a purple sky, it is really beautiful you must pop over and see it.
And her boyfriend is something else go see for your self.
If you haven’t already met her then pop over and visit.