Sunday, May 30, 2010

The power

What power we wield.

The power to be harsh, or gentle.

The power to be critical, or supportive.

The power to be secretive, or sharing.

The power to belittle, or inspire.

The power to be selfish, or love.

How are we using our power?

42 comments:

  1. So very true! Following you back from Friday follow. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I'm very late responding from Friday. I was without internet this weekend. I'm a new follower! Thanks for checking out my blog!

    Hope you had a great weekend!!

    :)
    Rachel
    http://averyfan.blogspot.com/

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  3. SSS and Rachel, Thanks for your visit and comments!!

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  4. Do we really have so much power? And here I was feeling rather powerless...

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  5. Even those of us who feel we have no power - in fact do. Now that's food for thought. Just poking my head in to see what you were inspired to write today. Thank you.

    Haupi

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  6. Inspiring!!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, http://adelesmusings.wordpress.com and leaving that thought provoking comment.

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  7. PC, Haupi and Adele, Your visits and comments are appreciated. Have a great day!

    Ron

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  8. Thank you for linking back up to me. When I checked my email I came and read this and realized that even though I am tired, and being rather upset with my children today for not behaving so that I could get a little bit asleep, I realized it's not in their power to be any other than kids. Working third shift and getting up with the kids is hard but I shouldn't be punishing them for it.

    Thank you again.

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  9. @ Jingle, thanks for your nice sentiments!

    @ Queen Bug, I appreciate your comments. As a parent (now grandparent) I recall the times when my kids' demands came between me and a good night's rest. It was definitely an exercise in patience!

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  10. Hi Ron,

    In my humble experience we all hold a lot of power. With power come choices that are dictated by our hearts and minds. Its important to live in the moment to make conscious decisions in deciding how we will use our power through choices. Its free will...

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  11. Great thoughts, A2Z, 'preciate you sharing those with me!

    Ron

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  12. The power to choose the path that we take...

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  13. Ah, beautiful post! Unfortunately many don't understand their powers. :o( I think that's why the world is in the mess it's in.

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  14. A good question to ask ourselves.

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  15. I am your newest follower from Friday Follow! I would love it if you would stop by my site and follow me too!

    Thanks, Mellisa
    www.funsavingmoney.net

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  16. Jo, Blommi and Mellisa, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a good weekend!

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  17. This is a great reminder to think about how our actions can affect other people. I'm following you back from New Friend Friday!

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  18. Thanks for the follow; I'm following back. And you're right...it's all in the attitude! :)

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  19. Great post! I'm following you back. I hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  20. I am following you back~ great poem~
    Bonnie

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  21. Following you back Ron...very inpirational poem, funny... I experienced some of those feelings today.

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  22. Tnanks, all, sure appreciate your heartfelt comments!

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  23. Thanks for following - I am now followin gyou!

    xo Erin

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  24. Hi! Thanks for visiting me. Now I'm following you back. :)

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    Alison

    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  25. Wow I couldn't have come across your blog at a better time in my life! I found you through Coralie's blog and this is so appropos right now for me.
    I'm now following you...
    Terry @
    www.sweetpea-labellavie.blogspot.com

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  26. I often forget, as a high school teacher, how much power I really have. Kids are so impressionable, even when they try to act so tough...

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  27. I really liked this post. Very thought provoking.
    Thanks for the follow, I am returning it now!!
    Debra, http://www.housewifeeclectic.com

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  28. Your positive power over me as a friend online is so strong that I've been following you at FB and NWB. I enjoy your posts. Lita.

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  29. Certainly something to think on! Following you back from Friendly Friday Follow. =)

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  30. Following you back from New Friend Friday!

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  31. An important message. I am glad you stopped at my blog. I want to come back and read your sharing.

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  32. Thanks for stopping by and following! I now follow you! You have a great talent with words!

    http://takeamomswordforit.blogspot.com

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  33. @S&S and Kady: Thanks for the uplifting remarks!

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  34. thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following back.

    love this post.

    www.bassgiraffe.com

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  35. Wow. This makes one think. We do have power, because others let us have power over them, because words and actions can inspire or can hurt. We must strive to do a better job in life embracing goodness and thinking about how our words and actions affect others. Thanks for putting things in perspective with your list.

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  36. Mike,

    I like your incisive remarks...thanks!

    Ron

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