Posts Tagged ‘Sharing’

PostHeaderIcon A PROBLEM SHARED IS A PROBLEM SOLVED

By Vernalee
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The old fashioned expression, “A problem shared is a problem solved” is a saying that contends that if you tell someone about a problem, it should make it easier to deal with or solve.
This expression may have scientific validity according to a new study. Researchers from California have proved that the best way to beat stress is to share your feelings – and sharing with someone in the same situation yields the best results. This is because sharing a situation with a person in a similar emotional state ‘buffers individuals from experiencing the heightened levels of stress that typically accompany that type of problem.”
Sometimes, it is imperative that we share our problems and concerns. We have to do our due diligence to make sure that the ears that hear them are the right ones. Sharing not only helps to remove some of the stress, but it may offer viable solutions to your problems.
In 1974, R&B singer Benny Latimore had a hit called “Let’s Straighten it out!”
The lyrics went like this:
“Sit yourself down, girl, and talk to me
Tell me what’s uh on your mind.
Don’t keep on tellin me everythings OK,
Cause if it was, then you wouldn’t be cryin.
You been tossin and turnin in yo sleep lately,
Sittin round poutin all day long.
Now how in the hell you expect me to understand,
When I don’t even know what’s wrong?”
Though the song’s context is a romantic one, the concept of talking it out helps in most situations.
Someone of us (yours truly, included) may have a tendency to keep things in.
It doesn’t help or aid toward reaching a resolution.
Share your concerns with someone you trust and get help when it’s needed. Talk it out!
Seek professional advice if needed. You are not alone! There are helping hands. Connect the dots and the folks. Reach out! Use valuable trusted resources. There is strength in numbers!
Photo credit: www.problemshared.wordpress.com

PostHeaderIcon A CUP OF FLOUR

By Vernalee
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Growing up, I remember when a neighbor and my Mother would trade a cup of flour when needed. If someone ran short, the other person was there. Maybe, it was the neighborly atmosphere that existed in small towns like Glen Allan, Mississippi. Perhaps, it was a way of life then.
I cannot put my fingers on it, but I miss the atmospheric flavor that it exuded.
Sure that cup of flour enhanced the mouth watering taste of my Aunt Sudie’s biscuits that she shaped not with a biscuit cutter, but with her hands.
Certainly, that cup of flour rounded out the ingredients in Miss Laura’s finger licking good lemon glazed pound cake.
All of that was true with their flavor enhanced recipes, but that cup of flour was more than what it appeared.
The flour epitomized the essence of sharing.
There was a camaraderie and a dependence of knowing that someone would be there for you in a time of need.
Helping each other was the name of the game.
It was the neighborly thing to do.
It is an ingredient that is sorely missing today.
Sure, the big city took away some of the closeness. Many of us don’t even know our neighbors’ names. How tragic!
Gone and removed are the comfort zones as we grew away from the hands that worked together; from the hands that cultivated a spirit of unity and reciprocity. Instead, we put up fences and barricades of impediments that multiplied as time passed by.
Ironically, whether we admit it or not, as the price of flour went up, so did our need for each other; a need, a dependence, a love that gradually faded in the sunset.
We somehow managed to take away that loving feeling that I wish we could put back!
Symbolically, the call of action today is to extend our hands carrying a sack of flour because a cup just won’t do!
It’s the neighborly thing to do whether we live next door or not!
Photo credit: www.savorypalate.comA

PostHeaderIcon A CUP OF FLOUR

By Vernalee
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Growing up, I remember when a neighbor and my Mother would trade a cup of flour when needed. If someone ran short, the other person was there. Maybe, it was the neighborly atmosphere that existed in small towns like Glen Allan, Mississippi. Perhaps, it was a way of life then. I cannot put my fingers on it, but I miss the atmospheric flavor that it exuded. Sure that cup of flour enhanced the mouth watering taste of my Aunt Sudie’s biscuits that she shaped not with a biscuit cutter, but with her hands. Or maybe that cup of flour rounded out the ingredients in Miss Laura’s finger licking good pound cake. All of that was true with their flavor enhanced recipes, but that cup of flour was more than what it appeared. The flour epitomized the essence of sharing. There was a camaraderie and a dependence of knowing that your neighbor would be there for you in a time of need; personally and financially. Helping each other was the name of the game. It is an ingredient that is sorely missing today. Sure, the big city took away some of the closeness. Many of us don’t even know our neighbors’ names. How tragic! Gone and removed are the comfort zones as we grew away from the hands that worked together; from the hands that cultivated a spirit of unity and reciprocity. Instead, we put up fences and barricades of impediments that multiplied as time passed by. Ironically, whether we admit it or not, as the price of flour went up, so did our need for each other; a need, a dependence, a love that gradually faded in the sunset. We somehow managed to take away that loving feeling that I wish we could put back! The call of action today is to extend our hands carrying a sack of flour because a cup just won’t do! It’s the neighborly thing to do whether we live next door or not!
Photo credit: www.savorypalate.com

PostHeaderIcon “A PROBLEM SHARED IS A PROBLEM SOLVED”

By Vernalee
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The old fashioned expression, “A problem shared is a problem solved” is a saying that contends that if you tell someone about a problem, it should make it easier to deal with or solve.
This expression may have scientific validity according to a new study. Researchers from California have proved that the best way to beat stress is to share your feelings – and sharing with someone in the same situation yields the best results. This is because sharing a situation with a person in a similar emotional state ‘buffers individuals from experiencing the heightened levels of stress that typically accompany that type of problem.”
Sometimes, it is imperative that we share our problems and concerns. We have to do our due diligence to make sure that the ears that hear them are the right ones. Sharing not only helps to remove some of the stress, but it may offer viable solutions to your problems.
In 1974, R&B singer Benny Latimore had a hit called “Let’s Straighten it out!”
The lyrics went like this:
“Sit yourself down, girl, and talk to me
Tell me what’s uh on your mind.
Don’t keep on tellin me everythings OK,
Cause if it was, then you wouldn’t be cryin.
You been tossin and turnin in yo sleep lately,
Sittin round poutin all day long.
Now how in the hell you expect me to understand,
When I don’t even know what’s wrong?”
Though the song’s context is a romantic one, the concept of talking it out helps. Share your concerns with someone you trust and get help when it’s needed. Talk it out! Seek professional advice if needed. You are not alone! There are helping hands. Connect the dots and the folks. Reach out! Use valuable trusted resources. There is strength in numbers!
Photo credit: www.problemshared.wordpress.com

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