Life with the 5

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
— John Lennon (via kushandwizdom)

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Division

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Dividing all people into pro-vaccination and anti-vaccination makes the assumption that this debate is dichotomous – as if everything is all or nothing.

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“The less you respond to negative people the more peaceful your life will become.”
— Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Lori Odhner -marriage moats

The attributes that rise to the top when we pay tribute to a life well lived are distinctly different than the ones that scream for attention when I watch a movie. Although I keep a running list of marriage friendly flicks, the percentage of the total output from Hollywood is infinitesimal. The media is obsessed with bodies, a topic that gets no consideration in a memorial address. 

"Our dearly beloved weighed one hundred and six pounds and could bench press a loaf of pumpernickel."

There is a quote often attributed to C.S. Lewis that is probably penned by Walter Miller.

"You don’t have a soul. You are a soul, and you have a body."

This becomes harder to ignore as the toll of frail limbs and shortened breath take precedence. But this is a good thing. It is probably harder to vacate a body that still works.

In the waning years we loosen our grip on those bodies, and reach more fervently for crafting our souls. Physical appearance plays a part in bringing us together, but is less adhesive than a post it when we begin to inhabit our souls.