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Problems Are Not Stop Signs March 13, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

Problems are not stop signs . . . they are guidelines.

A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.

Life is always rocky when you’re a gem.

You were born to be real, not to be perfect.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Erica/Erika - March 13, 2021

I first learned about β€œguidelines” when driving in Italy. I will mull on your first sentence. That is quite the ladder to Man. I wonder whether there will be more rungs. Good morning, NancyπŸ™‚

nrhatch - March 13, 2021

Excellent conjecture about the additional rungs, Erika. I expect that most humans view MAN as the pinnacle . . . and that NONE of our fellow apes do! πŸ˜†

Kate Crimmins - March 13, 2021

I sure hope there are more rungs! This can’t be all there is!

nrhatch - March 13, 2021

Between you and me, I think the rest of the rungs are:


Or, perhaps:


Erica/Erika - March 14, 2021

I went on a walk with a friend, yesterday, and the concept of these ‘rungs’ came up. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - March 16, 2021

If man IS the pinnacle . . . then I remain unimpressed. 😯

2. L. Marie - March 13, 2021

Okay. I will try not to keep stressing over my problems guidelines. πŸ˜€

nrhatch - March 13, 2021

You might enjoy this post re why Life is not a Problem:


3. Behind the Story - March 13, 2021

A chunk of coal that did well under pressure and a long, long wait

nrhatch - March 14, 2021

True. It also takes a long time to form a pearl.

4. mybeautfulthings - March 14, 2021

Sometimes guidelines need to be rules and sometimes rules should only be guidelines. It all depends on your point of view.
We just need to try to be kind and to accept that pressure is all around. You’ve set me thinking this morning, Nancy! πŸ™‚

nrhatch - March 14, 2021

Having thoughts to ponder keeps us from getting bored. πŸ˜†

5. Val Boyko - March 14, 2021

Enjoying your wisdom Nancy πŸ’•

nrhatch - March 14, 2021

Thanks, Val. It’s all recycled ~> Read. Recirculate. Repeat. :mrgreen:

Val Boyko - March 16, 2021

So true πŸ’ A gift to keep giving πŸ’

6. Debra - March 14, 2021

Born to be real, not perfect! That’s the winner I’m going to take with me this week. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - March 16, 2021

That one is a winner! Always remember, “No one likes PERFECT people.” So, go ahead. Make mistakes. Be messy. Be real!

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