Melanie, of sparks from a combustible mind, has some brand new questions for us in the new year and new decade. Do check out her blog for useful and entertaining posts.
Is ‘hello” enough for you these days? (credit to Rory – https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2019/12/29/is-hello-enough-for-you-these-days/ )
It is and it isn’t enough. This may sound quite contrary but it isn’t really. Whether just exchanging Hellos with someone is sufficient or not depends entirely on the context.
If I am in a tearing hurry and stopping and chatting will make me late for an appointment, then saying Hello is more than enough. A wave and a smile would probably suffice under the circumstances. If I bump into a friend or neighbour who I know I will be definitely seeing later in the week, a brief Hello is enough.
There are other situations where just Hello is inadequate. If I bump into an old school friend whom I have not seen in quite some time, a mini catch-up session iis essential. Meeting someone who has been ill or has a family member who is unwell will also entail more than just saying Hello.
Do you believe in Murphy? For those who aren’t familiar with Murphy, here’s a wee explanation: Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.
Does evil come from within? If so, why?
Evil, like goo
Are intelligent people more or less happy than others? What defines intelligence?
Please feel free to share a quote, photo or thought about gratitude.
I am grateful for a new decade, a new year and new opportunities.