This is a good day to vocalize your feelings. By speaking about a problem out loud, you’ll eventually talk your way to a solution. By externalizing what’s going on in your head, the issue is somehow easier to handle. Keeping it all inside gives it very little room to move around. You’re closer to a solution than you think. Find your voice and the answer will find you.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Santons are the small, colored clay figures that appear in crêches throughout France at Christmas. Thousands of people come from all over to purchase their santons at the Santon Fair, which takes place during the month of December in Marseilles. In addition to the usual biblical figures, a number of local figures, garbed in traditional Provençal clothing, can be purchased at the fair. They are made by local families who have passed down the molds and models from generation to generation since the 17th century. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
James Thurber (1894)
After working at various newspapers, Thurber served on the staff of The New Yorker from 1927 to 1933 and was later a principal contributor to the magazine, publishing drawings, stories, and anecdotes of his misadventures. He is especially known for his short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” In 1940, his failing eyesight forced him to curtail his drawing, and by 1952 he had to give it up altogether as his blindness had become nearly total. What is said to be Thurber’s last drawing? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
This Day in History:
SpaceX Launches and Returns a Spacecraft from Orbit (2010)
In 2002, PayPal cofounder Elon Musk established the California-based space transportation company SpaceX. In 2010, SpaceX became the first private company to place a spacecraft into orbit and successfully recover it. The craft, called Dragon, was launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. Eventually, SpaceX hopes to fly missions to the International Space Station for NASA. Although Dragon was unmanned during its maiden voyage, it was carrying what secret piece of cargo? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Quote of the Day:
Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Article of the Day:
The Boxer Rebellion
The Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901) was a popularly supported uprising of Chinese peasants against foreigners at a time when, during an economic depression, China was being forced to grant concessions to Western powers. The Righteous Fists of Harmony, or Boxers, opposed the political, economic, and religious encroachment of Westerners and killed thousands of Chinese Christians and Westerners before an international force quelled the attacks. What did the Boxers think made them impervious to bullets? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Idiom of the Day:
all bark and no bite
Full of talk that is more threatening or impressive than that which one can or will actually do. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Word of the Day:
Definition: (adjective) Extremely pleasing to the sense of taste.
Synonyms: delectable, scrumptious, yummy, delicious, luscious
Usage: I cannot get enough of your toothsome honey-sweetened gingerbread!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Haiku: Daylight (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)
Daylight is hidden-
Buried in thick piles of darkness…
We pray for daylight
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Tagged Haiku: Daylight (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)
Your trauma is valid.
Even if other people have experienced “worse.” Even if someone else who went through the same experience doesn’t feel debilitated by it. Even if it “could have been avoided.” Even if it happened a long time ago. Even if no one knows. Your trauma is real and valid and you deserve a space to talk about it. It isn’t desperate or pathetic or attention-seeking. It’s self-care. It’s inconceivably brave. And regardless of the magnitude of your struggle, you’re allowed to take care of yourself by processing and unloading some of the pain you carry. Your pain matters. Your experience matters. And your healing matters. Nothing and no one can take that away.
“Trauma permanently changes us.
This is the big. scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as “getting over it.” The five stages of grief model marks universal stages in learning to accept loss, but the reality is in fact much bigger: a major life disruption leaves a new normal in its wake. There is no “back to the old me.” You are different now. full stop.
This is not a wholly negative thing. Healing from trauma can also mean hnding new strength and joy. The goal of healing is not a papering-over of changes in an effort to preserve or present things as normal. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life warts, wisdom, and all with courage.”