Some gentle caveats and warnings …
This is a blog filled with free advice. And free advice is worthless – it’s just words. It only becomes valuable because YOU – yes, you – THINK IT THROUGH. By thinking about the words here, considering their value, measuring them against your own life and then making an informed decision about what, if anything, you will do with these words … until you do the required thinking, these words have no value. DO NOT simply obey any of these words without thinking. The purpose of this blog is to start a conversation … beyond that conversation, the blog and the author are not responsible for your results.
Sometimes thinking it through means consulting competent and licensed professionals – particularly in the areas of health, medicine or finances. Do not fail to take this necessary step in thinking things through. Proverbs 11:13 from the Bible states: Where there is no guidance, a people falls; but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. One advisor may be insufficient; consult them all. The purpose of this blog is to start a conversation … beyond that conversation, the blog and the author are not responsible for your results.
The purpose of this blog is to share guidance, not so that you can accept that information as your decision, but in order to begin a conversation and begin the process of thinking things through. This is free advice, but it’s actually my advice to myself for my life – it’s for me. I seriously intend to find the best wisdom that is available in my environment and write it for my own benefit. Exclusively. Consequently, you need to know that with regard to your life, it may be completely wrong for what you should do. That’s why we think things through. By starting conversations about these ideas, I expect to learn and benefit from your thinking … so thank you for being part of this conversation. The purpose of this blog is to start a conversation … beyond that conversation, the blog and the author are not responsible for your results.
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This blog is part of a literary genre – it is a form of “commonplace book.” Quote: Commonplace books (or commonplaces) are a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books. Such books are essentially scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas. Commonplaces are used by readers, writers, students, and scholars as an aid for remembering useful concepts or facts they have learned. Each commonplace book is unique to its creator’s particular interests. They became significant in Early Modern Europe…. Scholars have expanded this usage to include any manuscript that collects material along a common theme by an individual. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonplace_book)
Thank you for helping me to … think things through … because the quality of thinking which got me to my current reality cannot take me farther than my comfort zone.
The photo “Your comfort zone, where the magic happens” is by oklanica and is from https://www.flickr.com/photos/oklanica/7717136134 courtesy of the Flickr.com Creative Commons license.