Quotation for Thursday 4th June 2020 - Positive Wellbein...

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Quotation for Thursday 4th June 2020

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Hi everyone,

This isn't the quotation I had planned for today. It just popped up on my phone and it's actually quite a good one. It comes from Thornton Wilder and I'm embarrassed to say I had to look him up to find out that he was an American playwright and novelist with no less than 3 Pulitzer prizes to his name! Clearly there's a big gap in my education and I'll be looking into his work later today.

Anyway he said:

"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate".

I think I agree. We tend to spend far too much time concentrating on the side issues when we should be dealing with what's on our plate right now. Doesn't mean not attending to the why and whither later, but there's merit in being Zen and fully concentrating on the current moment, e.g. 'When eating ice-cream, eat ice-cream'.

Do you agree?

Hope you all enjoy today! πŸ˜ƒβ˜€οΈ

Picture courtesy of deboncreative, Pixabay

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That has a ring to it Jerry! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸ˜Š

So:

"Enjoy the moment - regardless of the consequences"

In the context of the "Good Samaritan" (when a traveller gave assistance to a mugging victim):

"Be benevolent regardless of the consequences".

(Bearing in mind the modern situation where assisting a victim can make you a suspect - or get you lynched.)

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I guess there is truth in that otherwise we waste so much time. 😊🌸

I totally agree with you Callendersgal, we should be concentrating on what's on our plate and what's happening now. It's also good to concentrate what's happening around us and to show care and compassion. I think that this forum has definitely shown that.

Ice cream!πŸ˜‹ I only saw the fruit😏, but then the goodness of that would cancel out the effects of it. πŸ˜‰

In actual fact what he said was; shut up and eat your ice cream and you won't get so much all over you - so much gets lost in translation πŸ˜‚

theres no need to be embarrassed about it Ive never heard of him

in reply to Sara_2611

Me neither!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£Xxxx

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Sara_2611 in reply to

hey ho!!! lol

Sounds like good advice and sense to me. I try to think like this through mindfulness/meditation but it's not always easy to do. Next time I need reminding of this I will think of your lovely image...thanks and have a lovely day

Let them eat ice cream - I do.

Tim

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