Why do we dream?

I think it’s impossible for our minds to process everything we take in during the day. Dreams are how our subconscious sorts through and makes sense of things floating around in our brains.

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?

In a roundabout way, yes. A person’s name influences how others perceive and react to them, and those perceptions/reactions shape their life experiences, and those life experiences influence who they become.

Does hardship make a person stronger? (example: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.)

I think so. If you’re lucky you get stronger while facing adversity. Sometimes stuff doesn’t kill you but it sure knocks you off your feet. I don’t look at that as weakness, though, I just think sometimes we have to percolate a bit before the lessons sink in.

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?

It’s human nature. We like to see ourselves as having good intentions so even when we blow it we know we weren’t acting maliciously and judge ourselves accordingly. We can’t see what’s in other people’s heads so judging their actions is easier.

Feel free to share some gratitude in the form of images, photos or writing. Thanks! 

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day in America. See the photo with Jennifer’s tweet? I still remember this, too. I remember having a couple in the White House with so much class they extended grace to an incoming First Lady on the world stage when her asshole husband left her hanging. I’m grateful that tomorrow the Trumps will leave the people’s House so that a new era can begin.


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