Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Don't Be a Fool

☞ How did the tradition of April Fools Day originate?!

The origin is not exactly known. The most common theory according to the Discovery Channel, is it started when Europe moved from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian Calendar in 1592. In the Julian Calendar, April 1st marked the New Year. Individuals that continued to celebrate the New Year in the Spring were labeled April Fools and were subjected to pranks and mockery by those who adopted the Gregorian New Year of January 1st.

Even prior to this, various cultures had days or holidays that were dedicated to fun, amusement and humorous acts such as the Roman Holiday of Hilaria. This too was a celebration of the New Year after the Vernal Equinox. 

Whatever the origin, have fun with the jokes and pranks ~ this day should never be used to humiliate or hurt anyone. We never want to truly hamper the spirit or soul of another person

❑❍❒Let's keep it Fun❑❍❒

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mary of Magdala

I really enjoyed the strong role of Mary Magdalene in the new movie Son of God. It inspired me to look a little more into her story. 
Much speculation has surfaced about Mary Magdalene's role in Christ's life and her role in the early part of Christianity. A non-canonical book, the Gospel of Mary was discovered in 1896. In one of the passages, Peter is mocking Mary and Levi says, "Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries. But if the Saviour made her worthy, who are you indeed to reject her?

Even without the official acknowledgement of the Gospel of Mary as a biblical text, the Bible still portrays Mary Magdalene as an important figure in the early followers of Christ and messengers of the Christian faith. She was one of the first disciples of Christ and faithfully followed him everywhere, she was there when he died and when he was resurrected. 

Strength in Women should not threatening - I am glad to see more media portraying Women as respected peers and in a positive light! 

Perceptions will change in time!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Project the Positive

Next time you are having a challenge with a coworker or supervisor, try projecting the positive into the situation.

Focus on a possible resolution to the conflict. Imagine a resolution and work towards that through projecting those ideas into the situation. 

Use Statements such as: 

  • "I know that we can come to a good working relationship."
  • "I feel confident that we can overcome this challenge."
  • "I am committed to making this a good working relationship."

You most likely will take them off guard and that is one of the biggest challenges to any resolution ~ people taking offense and putting up a defense.

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” 
― Dalai Lama XIV

First blogged 3/4/12