Today’s Word

Fearsome feels that at times we should contemplate words we know and dig a little deeper. Therefore an occasional entry from this day forward will be titled Today’s Word.

These entries will ask the reader to take a moment to contemplate and go deeper into the meanings of a word, or even a feeling, in each readers own life. Most often a term of everyday vocabulary. Fearsome feels that sometimes a deeper understanding of meaning may be as beneficial, or maybe even more so, than an expanded lexicon.

So without further delay, let’s get this party started!

Living, blogging and commenting with compassion

Yes Virginia the video is 22 minutes long. Yes Virginia it is worth your time.

Growing up the awkward, overweight, effeminate nerd of a boy I was led to the obvious bullying so prevalent among confused insecure children. I’m just glad that I grew up before the Internet. As hard as it was to deal with the bullies, at least it stopped when I closed myself into the safety of my room with my homework done on paper and out of books.

This TED talk is given by someone who knows first hand what internet bullying can do to a young insecure woman. Her message is one we can all use to remind us about good etiquette, respect of others and our ability as individuals to do good in the world. We can uplift our brothers and sisters rather than tear them down. In uplifting each other we only improve humanity.

She is not someone that I would have picked out to give me a message of inspiration and self growth. After watching this I will always give her my time. She has taken lemons and is making lemonade. Through this TED talk she is sharing her lemonade and not selling it to make a buck. I tip my hat and give Fearsome a stroke in her honor. Thanks Monica, well done.

Every time we are online we have the ability to make good comments, uplift others and share some love. I challenge myself to make at least 5 positive and uplifting comments a day on others blogs daily for one week, no matter how busy I am. Who wants to join me?

Social networks and meditation for Bearded Gentlemen

I blog.

I’m not on Facebook or Twitter or any social network site. Never had the desire. I just joined a social site for Bearded Gentlemen. I think I’m going to like it for making a few bearded friendships. It’s fun so far. God knows I fit in with Fearsome adorning my chin. I really do love my beard. So it will be nice to chat with a few others who love theirs as much as I love Fearsome. My heart is here in this blog thingy. So no worries as this is my priority and the social network is for fun, but will not take the place of Fearsome Beard.

If  you are bearded and have interest you can check it out at http://beardedgents.com

I meditate.

I mentioned the compassion post over at In The Flow yesterday. I am taking up the 30 day meditation challenge with her and started that series today. It was a nice 30 minute guided meditation on compassion. I think I am going to like it and what better season than this to deepen my compassion for my fellow humans than right now. I added a challenge to myself to do at least one random act of kindness each day. Today I was parking and saw a woman digging for change and she didn’t seem to have any for the meter so I walked by and handed her two quarters, smiled and said “an early Christmas present” and walked on as she thanked me.

It was a good day. I hope yours was too.