Pruning My African Style Serissa, Part 2, The Bonsai Zone, July 2022


I Love My Imperfections

Unlike most people, I love my imperfections; those imperfections of mine do not cause me much trouble. I know most people like to focus on their perfections so that they can impress other people. But what about people like me who have no perfections to boast about? If I had one perfection, I would spend all my time talking about that. And, that would become rather boring in no time. Some people are ashamed of their imperfections and try to hide them. They think for some reason their imperfections bring them down. Therefore, they do all they can to hide their imperfections from everybody, thinking that nobody will know anything about them. For the longest time, I tried to do that myself. Then there came the day when I realized that most people could see past my façade and see my imperfections.

Hey, This Is My Story!

I am just now concluding that narcissism is a virus that has infected everybody in the world that is breathing air. I even apply this to my own life with a great deal of regret. Nobody wants to admit they have narcissistic leanings in their life. And yet, if you listen to them, and even listen to yourself, you will see it. I did not know how aggravating it was, but I was to learn pretty soon. Recently I had a heart attack and had a stent put in one of my arteries, the widow make her. It was this experience that showed me the level of narcissism in my own life. When anybody would call me and ask how I was, I would mention that I recently had a heart attack and had a stent inserted in one of my arteries. Before I can even get to the end of that sentence, the person on the other end of the line will say, “Oh, a couple of years ago, I had a heart attack and had two stents put in.” And then they would go on and on and on about their condition and experience.

”Eating Healthy Is for Sissies”

As a youngster, I often heard my father say things that later turned out not to be on the true side of the table. So I guess that is a father’s prerogative, and I probably have done the same thing many times. But I don’t want to research that aspect of my life right now. One that he said quite often was, “Eating healthy is for sissies.” At the time, I had no idea what he was talking about, but I did know that good old mom worked very hard to make sure he had healthy food to consume. So she did her job, but he did not fare well with that. He always ate in the opposite of healthy, and that just was the way he was. Later in life, he had diabetes, high blood pressure, clogged arteries and finally, several heart attacks. Then he died. According to him, these things had nothing whatsoever to do with his eating. They were just things that happened and he had no control over them.

The Trendiest Rakhi Selection for Bhabhi This Year

When we hear the word Rakhi, the first thing that comes to our minds is the ritual that takes place between a brother and sister. Many might also think about the Rakhi that one ties to the wrist of a brother. While brothers are an integral part of the festival, the role of bhabhi is also crucial. In the Indian culture, Bhabhis are considered as motherly figures and thus when a sister ties a Rakhi to his brothers, she also ties one to the brothers as well.

Poverty Makes a Man Either Shameless or Frantic

A live of every poor man who is shafoon and has much responsibilities on his shoulders. The way they are treated by the society.

Give No Advice

Some people give advice freely, and within that group, some will charge money for their advice. Other people advise without thinking that someone else listens and may act on what they say. Prudent people take great care on the matter of giving advice to others.

A Guest at Many Tables

Your own neighborhood can be a perfect escape from stress. Visiting with friends and sharing meals together is a wonderful experience of culture, cooking, and lifestyles.

My Body, My Swat

Usually, I am not easily offended, nor do I easily lose my temper. I did lose my temper when I was six years old but have not been able to find it since. Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is trying to find it but so far, she has not found it. Many people are ticked off by some minor little thing it really does not amount to much. For example, driving through a fast food drive-in, you will realize what getting ticked off is all about. The customer in front of me is so impatient, and the customer behind me is just as impatient. They want everything on their schedule. Setting in the middle, I just relax because there is no way I can speed up the line so why try. Very few things offend me, and I have found it to be a very good practice.

The 5 Key Benefits Of Having A Cleaning Schedule

Many of us live busier lives than ever before. Demands on us can range from work, home life, raising children, social commitments, hobbies and more – not to mention our efforts to stay in shape. As studies have shown that our space can have a profound impact on our mental and physical health, staying on top of cleaning is important too.

I Can Never Have Too Much Ice Cream

It was one of those hectic weeks that flew by, and I didn’t know it until the end of the week. Friday night at supper time, it was one of those sneaky crashes. But, unfortunately, all the energy during the week had been pushing both of us forward, and we had no options but to keep plowing ahead. I don’t know about other people, but I don’t know I’m being pushed until the push is over. And Friday is the time for that push accounting. It was a quiet dinner because both of us had pushed the limits of exhaustion. Then, during the week, something happened and put us behind just when we thought we had caught up. Getting behind sometimes is not a choice and has a way of sneaking up on you and catching you off guard. I had come to the point where I had enough. Enough is enough; let’s get on with life.

I Didn’t Do It My Way

I don’t think I’ve learned very much during my life. I just bounce from day to day and take what comes. The one thing I did learn as I look back is, for the most part, I didn’t do it my way. Remember Frank Sinatra and his song, “I Did It My Way?” I would have liked to ask him, how’s that been working for you? Whenever we do everything our way, there is a consequence. You know what they say that for every action, there is a consequence. By the time the consequence hits you in the face, it’s too late to make any changes. When I ever did something “my way,” it never really worked out.

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