Nurturing Thursday: Balance

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It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family ~Philip Green

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Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender ~Danielle Orner

Inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Good Luck!

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Just as one spoils the stomach by overfeeding and thereby impairs the whole body, so can one overload and choke the mind by giving it too much nourishment. For the more one reads the fewer are the traces left of what one has read; the mind is like a tablet that has been written over and over. Hence it is impossible to reflect; and it is only by reflection that one can assimilate what one has read. If one reads straight ahead without pondering over it later, what has been read does not take root, but is for the most part lost ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

For Nurturing Thursday

Nurturing Thursday: Learning

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo
My biology general knowledge is very limited. WordPress or to be precise my fellow bloggers have helped me learning about many new things. Few days ago I shared a photo in macro photography.  I had no information about this little beauty.  Mick Canning of My writings shared the name of the insect. It was “Burnett Moth”, til then I have never heard about it. Hurray I learned something.

This is a five-spot burnet moth.  Here are some images of moths.

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A closer look!
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Do you name it?
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Is this a moth or a butterfly?

Some butterflies from archive (are they really butterflies 😀 )

How to distinguish between a moth and a butterfly:

  • Read:
  1. https://www.kidsbutterfly.org/faq/general/3
  2. https://www.livescience.com/34472-difference-between-moth-butterfly.html

This post is inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday theme and Mick’s share your knowledge idea.

Nurturing Thursday: Pause

Practice the Pause!

When in doubt, pause.  When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause…pray ~Unknown to me.

On Thursday a very sad and unexpected news reached us. I decided to take pause. I feel sad for the family and pray for them.

For Nurturing Thursday would like to share this wonderful poem by Max Ehrmann

Desiderata
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,                                                                                          and remember what peace there may be in silence.                                                                  As far as possible without surrender                                                                                             be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;                                                                                          and listen to others,                                                                                                                       even the dull and the ignorant;                                                                                                  they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

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