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Happy Christmas
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Showers pass sale: The clearance started at 9 there was a big crowd before that. It was fitting that it was poring here and the sale was outdoors. 
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The news media does feed right into all of this.
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I really liked learning where empathy is created in the brain and how we experience it and project it.  very interesting. This is just a discussion of chapter 6.
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Perspective.
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I love this version of NVC in a nutshell:
1. Regularly check your intention to see if you're as interested in others getting their needs met as your own.
2. When asking someone to do something, check first to see if you are making a request or a demand.
3. Instead of saying what you don't want someone to do, say what you want them to do.
4. Instead of saying what you want someone to be, say what action you would like that person to take that you hope would help them to be that way.
5. Before agreeing or disagreeing with other people's opinions, try to tune into what they are feeling and needing.
6. Instead of saying "NO" say what need of yours prevents you from saying yes.
7. If you are feeling upset, think about what need of yours isn't being met and what you could do to meet it instead of thinking about what's wrong with others or with yourself.
8. Instead of praising someone who did something you like, express your gratitude by telling the person what need of yours that action met.
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Interesting finds at the Goodwill today.  The sketch is by David J Ewen.  I can't find much about him online, but it looks like he is an OR artist. 
The other items is a place mat of sorts.  Looks to be hand made.  There is a signature that I can't make out and a number.
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'Blue Melting Icecream Cow' in Budapest, V'r'smarty Square, Hungary by Artists Andr's Hajdu, Bal'zs Magashegyi and Kriszti'n Imre In 2006.
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[Feel-Good Friday: Lettuce grow.]

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce.

"Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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An old Swedish proverb, what we sow is what we reap. Good illustration
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"The attraction of blame is that you imagine it will provide some sort of relief in a difficult situation. In anything you do, you long to be harmony with life - meet your needs and those of others. You know blame will not really bring relief or create harmony. Yet habit and conditioning have you in blame before you know it. A lot of habit comes from the broader culture we grow up in. Part of a lot of mainstream culture-think is that pain and pleasure depend on your ability to manipulate external events, including people around you. And so, mainstream culture encourages an external focus - TV, radio, computers, mile long to do lists, 60 hour work weeks, elaborate houses with manicured lawns, movies, etc. Small wonder that when you are feeling hurt, disappointed, frustrated, etc., you look outside for the cause..... "
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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that"

+Martin Luther King, Jr.
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