Last edited by Lizard; 12-12-2013 at 07:56 AM.
You can do it!
A non-religious friend once told me that he was talking to a priest who commented on what a nice person he was for a non-religious person. This particular priest seemed to think that without religion people had no incentive to be moral. I just find it baffling that some people think that the threat of hell is required for people to behave. Maybe the difference is that I think most people are inherently good and want to do the right thing. However, life and circumstances sometimes make those decisions harder than they should be.
Is there difference between being "kind" and being "nice"?
I'd like to see others' perceptions.
IMO, being nice is more about manners. Being kind is more a generosity of spirit, being helpful and giving.
One can be nice without being kind, or kind without being nice.
I think I'd be more nice than kind. I am nice and I still believe that I am good.
By the way, look what I found:
rainbow.wmv - YouTube
I do not think there is much difference between niceness and kindness.
Maybe there could be an inference that kindness is more genuine and than niceness.
When we think someone is mean to us, we find ourselves using the words "I am a good person" perhaps as if to stop the person from being unkind to us. Most of the times in my life when people were unkind to me, it was not about anything specifically that I had done. It was more about a situation with other things.
Do kind people use unkind words? Yes. People do accept that a person is not totally bad, but they usually do not stay around for the drama unless the person is a parent or something.
You can do it!
To tree or not to tree... that is the question.
Big storm coming tonight, so if I want a Christmas tree, I should really get it, and get it in the house today.
Pros: it's Christmas, the lit tree in my front bay window is my only "outdoor" decorating, the kids are coming home, cats will find it amazing.
Cons: kids will only be home one day, cats will find it irresistible, I will have to clean out my car and living room to make it happen, it's a huge mess to clean up.
If I do get it, it would be with the understanding that I will only put lights on it and allow the cats to climb it.
Count your blessings!
And you'll spend a lot of your time picking the tree back up and setting it upright.....yet AGAIN.
Once my son was grown and gone, I was over putting up a tree.....and with the maniacs, Lola and monkey-see-monkey-do Juliebelle in the house....it is DEFINITELY over.
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!