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Hey Wisdomous friends,
One of the reasons I created this newsletter was to explore some of my vulnerabilities. That is something I never learned as a child.
Sadly, my mum was recently diagnosed with skin cancer. Melanoma is a kind of skin cancer that manifests as a mole on the skin. Her scalp is the part that has been impacted.
My mother had surgery to remove the malignant tumour as well as the surrounding tissue. She underwent constructive surgery, which involved drafting the skin from her arm onto the operated area.
Cancerous cells were transferred to India for further testing, so it’s not done yet. We can only wait now as she recovers and manages her discomfort.
On the phone, she was amazing and radiated a positive aura, and she believes she will recover. That was melodious to me.
We can only play our part, pray and hope!
My mind wasn’t at its best. I have trouble expressing my low points, so I tend to numb them and withdraw into my solitude. I am learning to share.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”- Brené Brown
Happy is the one who can make others better, not merely when he is in their company, but even when he is in their thoughts!
Don’t get easily triggered by the slightest provocation.
There’s a massive amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
“We’ve always done it that way” is not a valid reason for anything.
See the best in people: If we all took the trouble to smile occasionally at strangers, the world might start each day on a slightly less confrontational footing.
50 things you can’t control: Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?
I ordered a frame for my bedroom last week. It was difficult for me to choose the ideal words to wake up to every morning as a self-proclaimed logophile. I settled on The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto :
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Run to the roar. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-given passions.
Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.
Stop pointing out problems. Become part of the solution
Stop repeating the past. Start creating the future.
Face your fears. Fight for your dreams.
Grab opportunity by the mane, and don’t let go!
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
Burn sinful bridge—blaze new trails.
Live for the applause of nail-scarred hands.
Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshipping what’s right with God.
Dare to fail. Dare to be different.
Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.
Chase the lion.
It is loosely based on the biblical account of Benaiah, who followed a lion into a pit. He then captured and killed the lion despite the snow and slick ground. A tale of bravery recorded in 2 Samuel 23:20-21.
Yours In The Morning by Patrick Droney
Him by Jake Isaac
Drivers Licence by Olivia Rodrigo
Oslo: Love spy thrillers? One of the best to come out in recent years.
The Kominsky Method: This is really funny; Michael Douglas is great!
Till the next one, stay safe and sound!
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