I've Been Thinking About Fighting Back...

This anecdote may be extreme, but I must admit, I find it amusing!
A Muslim cleric in northern Iran has complained that a woman attacked him after he chastised her for dressing too immodestly. According to the report filed with a state-run news agency, cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti demanded a local woman from the town of Shahmirzad cover herself up as the two passed each other on the street. The report claims the woman replied, “You, cover your eyes,” before she shoved him down and began kicking him.

Why I write I've been thinking...

When I was a young girl growing up in Iowa in the 1960’s my family attended a Baptist Church. One Sunday morning, I was handed a Power for Living pamphlet. On the back page of the pamphlet was a column entitled, “I’ve Been Thinking” by Joyce Landorf. I remember reading the column on my way home from church and saying to myself, YES—that is what I want to do someday!

I've been thinking about nagging...

Remember the story of Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving? Constantly scolded by his wife for leading an idle and worthless existence, she becomes thoroughly angry with him one day and drives him from the house. In the face of a terrible storm Rip wanders toward the mountains. There he meets gnomes who give him some magic schnapps to drink, and under its influence he goes to sleep for 20 years. A 20-year-long nap away from a nagging woman may sound appealing to men, but in this case after waking up, he finds his wife missing, his house dilapidated, and the world much changed.

I've been thinking about growth...

The story is told of a 90-year-old woman, who after many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of a nursing home, was finally being moved to her tiny new room. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old presented with a new puppy. The attendant said, “But you haven’t seen the room yet… just wait.” The woman relied, “I don’t have to see it because I already decided to love it.”