Sunday, 9 November 2014

Pause to remember


Especially as this year marks the centenary of the beginning of the 1st World War, we should pause in our busy lives to remember those who gave their lives or suffered injury, mental or physical, in war - and the many who are still suffering through conflict today. That conflict may be between nations, interest groups or within families, it still damages lives.

I like the idea of taking six seconds a day to make someone's day better. How powerful a smile can be, or holding the door for someone, or helping lift a buggy down the steps. It's about being present and connecting with people. The more we really notice and engage with other people, the more likely we are to defeat the causes of alienation and break down barriers. Or is that just me being idealistic?

9 comments:

  1. I agree with you ! And I like this "monument" you're showing, both simple and strong .

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  2. I agree also! Even waving at someone who lets you into a line of traffic has an effect.

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  3. I agree with you too! Do for one what you wish you could do for 1,000. Yes, that person will be blessed and hopefully pass it on. This sculpture is beautiful!

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  4. Lovely photo - and a wonderful idea. It could be habit-forming!

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  5. That is a VERY big poppy!

    And, I already knew that you are a very nice person.

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  6. Hi Jenny - I do that .. smile and open doors for others ... often surprises the other party ... but I do like the idea of Six Seconds - great thought .. and your reflections on the outcomes of War - affecting so many and in so many different ways ...

    The Poppy 'gate' is amazing .. where is it? Cheers and I hope the family is getting rid of their spots ... Hilary

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  7. I like the way you think Jenny Freckles :)

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  8. Great picture, Jenny. I think you're right - we know emotions are infectious. Mind you, there's some damn miserable people out there...

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