Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Word Pondering . . .


"For it is always wiser to consider not so much why a thing is not enjoyable, as why we ourselves do not enjoy it."  G.K. Chesterton

Good question for me to ask myself when I am out among people.  As an islander I don't have much opportunity to rub up against people who do things I don't care to do.

But when I come out into 'the world' all of a sudden I have to interact with others much more than I am accustomed to and I find that not everything 'you' want to do is enjoyable to me.  Chesterton puts the onus back on me to examine my own heart in this exchange.  Hmmm...

Wishing you all an enjoyable week!



7 comments:

  1. Would you find it enjoyable to golf with me one time here in Tucson. Please speak up soon... as tee times get booked a few days ahead... and the end here is within sight.

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    1. Monday sounds like a good day for golf...thanks for asking.

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  2. I really like this quote--gives me food for thought. Thanks for sharing. We have sun but could use some more warmth.

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    1. That quote has haunted me too...very much 'food for thought'.

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    2. And the sunshine has been good here this week after we got rid of the rain and wind on Sunday and Monday...in fact it was hot yesterday!

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  3. Awe, palm trees, just for me right? Great quote, one needs to digest it and contemplate the why but it is not so easy to understand ourselves sometimes. Go for the golf lady!!

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    1. Yes, I knew you would enjoy the palm trees. And the quote is tough because it hits all of us where we need to rethink our ways. But the trick is not to be afraid of looking at what we can do about it. Easier said than done sometimes.

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