how many times do you blink per year?
a. between 3.5-5.1 million
b. between 5.2-7.1 million
c. between 7.2-9.8 million
if you guessed b, you are right.
(sent to me by my eye doctor, i’ve never really considered it before,
but it may be useful one day if i’m in a world championship trivia final)
“there can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.”
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both thoughtful and wonderful gifts
both ways to mark my days
both things i like
which to choose
it’s always good to get a second opinion about what day it is.
think victor hugo would be proud of my skills.
“concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.”
someone at the snack table
noticed something and shared it with others
they all tested it out
made a conclusion
and a perfect decision.
they said that if the carrots made a crunchy sound and snapped
they tasted better and would eat them
if they didn’t, and were bendy
they would donate them to scruffy the guinea pig.
a win- win
a perfect and brilliant solution
and a great life lesson for the future foodies.
“a good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. “
as merely an observer of the event
I’d have to guess
that she when she arrived at the store
perhaps with the intention
of buying a tea towel
she did not plan to leave
with a giant metal chicken
and may have even worried
that if she did not buy it today
someone else might come along
they too could not live without it
one day longer.
life is funny that way.
‘buying involves decision-making.
it’s a performance activity, like sports or acting.’
with a hundred possible self-serve drink combinations,
what could possibly go wrong?
all that we have to do is choose all of them.
“the risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”
on the eve of the big day tomorrow…
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grandies j & b make tough decisions.
in the end
the magic collapsable cup and the fairies
that won them over.
both are helpful in emergencies
you never know when you will need them.
“you know, in life there are only three or four
fundamental decisions to make.
the rest is just luck.”
how to combine things within each moving box?
“it is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
had a little caucus practice
with my class of kinders
to help them
they all began by
standing on one side
somewhere in the middle.
we also had two happy monkeys,
curious george on one side
soft cuddly monkey on the other.
each made big promises,
what they would do for the kinders
if they picked them.
to get the kinders on their side.
ice cream every day
on and on
went the promises.
and the littles
back and forth
back and forth
as they heard
the promises made.
one stood alone
knowing what she wanted
and what she believed in
right from the beginning.
when it was over
and the rest
back and forth
back and forth,
she was still standing
where she began.
stronger than ever
the decisions you make are a choice of values
that reflect your life in every way.
– alice waters
if you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen,
you might wait for a long time.
It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.
– robert kiyosaki
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