Friday, January 30, 2009

Quote #54, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?

Here goes blog quote #54....

"The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk."

-Jacqueline Schiff-

I can tell you from personal experience that this works. What Schiff is getting at here is to basically "cool down". Many things happen when people are angry, and I don't know of a single one that are for the positive. Ever notice a loud arguement? You think either of the parties is listening to the other? They are too busy shouting out what their point of view is.

There is another tip that was given to me from a wise old man. When angry, before spouting off at a moments notice, write down what you wanted to say, hold it over night, and re-read it in the morning. If you still like your message either mail your note, or share the message, that following day. Many times what you wrote, will not be what you want to communicate back to the other party. Cool Down. A nice, brisk walk may just be the remedy.

That's my view.....WHAT SAY YOU?


Made said...

Walks are a wonderfilled thing. The faster you walk the more peacefull you become. Walking and connecting with Mother Earth and all her beings is a meditation in itself. Looking at the sky, connecting with the clouds and birds knowing that we are ALL ONE! Also try holding a smile for 60 seconds. Blessings, Madeleine

T.A. Smith said...

as the creator of Smile-Therapy.. im not even sure I could hold a smile for 60 seconmds..... wow tough assignment.

but then again,. i never thought of it?