Grasshopper Mind


MARCH 21, 2022


My thoughts today are endlessly about Ukraine.  Most likely, yours also.  It’s hard to imagine, and even harder to write down our troubling and troubled reactions to this nightmare.


Instead of dwelling on these dark days, it seems like a good time to share some thoughts and sayings you’ve shared with me.  Take our minds, even briefly, in other directions. 


Some of the thoughts and quotes are in response to Grasshopper musings; others – just because.  Here are ten that resonate, with thanks to the senders:


1.    What would you do if you were not afraid?


2.    How about a reverse bucket list? Take something out instead of adding to it.


3.    Don’t add to someone else’s burdens.


4.    Unlearning requires humility – admitting you were wrong yesterday.


5.    Our younger generation needs aspiration. Our older generation needs affirmation.


6.    Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to get better. (Dr Seuss)


7.    Everyone needs beauty as well as bread. (John Muir)


8.    Sometimes getting a grip on your problems means knowing when to let go.


9.    Humans are more important than hardware.


10.   No yelling.


All these sayings, unlike wars, make perfect sense.  I've already checked off number 2.


Share your thoughts, and I'll pass them along.






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