Light Thoughts

Light ThoughtsIn a live chat with my good friend Chris 🐝 Guest yesterday, Chris said that I must be facing some "financial burden" having two of my three daughters wedded over the last sixty days. I responded to him as expressed in the image below. He reminded me that my wallet is like an onion for the following reason:

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This chat reminded me of many light thoughts that I have scattered in my notes. I decided to pick few of them and share them with the readers. It is Xmas time and I intend to make this post "light to digest".

If I tell you great leaders are garlic-like what idea would spring up in your mind? The following thought popped up in my mind:

4badc619.jpgA second thought is that creative people are likeΒ  crying trees. Does this sound strange to you? It did for me and I came up with this thought:

b2d7fc52.jpgWe all like good smell unless they intend to fool us. Some plants fool us with their smell. So are some people.

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What is wrong with assumptions? They could easily show their sweetness to only "eat us"

18c0a6ed.jpgLight is welcome unless it is used for ill-intentions. Beware of light that isΒ  hiding darkness underneath.

7e4e83d2.jpgDo you find any relationship between landscaping and team formation? I am inspired by the following thought:

335ef4bb.jpgBeware of your dead memories for they may still be alive and active and may invade your life in the wrong times.

22dc77cb.jpgGiving value and self-confidence to lowly-placed employees might be the most rewarding act for a business.Β 

0445a68c.jpgHappy happy holidays are soon. I end up my sporadic thoughts with this intended one:

70c2603e.jpgDear readers- as much as my thoughts may be chaotic, sporadic and scattered I take the holiday season to wish you all happy times ahead.Β 

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
It is my pleasure dearLada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic and I hope beBee resolves your issue as they did with me.

Lada 🏑 Prkic

Lada 🏑 Prkic

1 year ago #41

#48
Thanks for alerting me, Ali. I've just sent a message to Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR and asked his help in resolving this problem, which happens way too often.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

agree with youFranci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador in that beBee is the optimal social platform.This is why I only publish on beBee except in rare cases. However; we still aspire for more. I tried to post this comment on the post of Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, but I kept getting the message Invalid ID.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your kind words and for your re-sharing the post.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for sharing your quotes of "Ali Anani Wisdom". I hope you are having a joyous holiday season.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #37

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I like the new image ;~) And good point Laura Donnelly about the "dream effect" of words Makes learning a language often times challenging ...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
I exchanged recently comments having fallen myself and a colleague in writing buy for by and then correcting buy for bye. The problem is that the spelling check doesn't give an error.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
You reminded me of your definition of SMILE dear Fay Vietmeier. Loved the change of precious to previous. I shall recall this example for long times.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #34

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee You made this bee SMILE The "butterfly effect of words" I heard this from a comedian writing a love message to his wife: saying my "previous" wife rather than my "precious" wife Not only do words matter ... all the lovely letters that make up each one do also ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Fay Vietmeier Thank you my friend. I have just edited and republished the post to correct for the marring typo.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
Dear Fay Vietmeier Yes, I meant married and not marred. Maybe my brain was marred that moment of writing the comment. It amazes me how we make mistakes rushing our thoughts in writing them.I wrote once to a friend that I shifted my interests only for the friend to respond asking what I meant by shited my interests. I dropped the f from shift. This is the butterfly effect of words.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #31

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee My dear professor I meant to include a gentle correction toward the mention of your daughters and your wallet as on onion You want to correct "marred" to married (your faithful bees know what you meant) That your daughters might be "marred"would be a cause for tears (A pondering girl who notices too much ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #30

Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Your words resonated: β€œhumanity is like an onion” This was very insightful and so well-said: β€œThere are those among us peeling off the layers and devouring them--they will get to your layer soon enough--I said. And they have.”… I hope the β€œdevouring” becomes savoring … and taking … turns to gratitude … with perhaps some tears A few years back ... when I was taking a course in a Bible College, I wrote about the process of healing in people as onions … you peel away layers and find tears … your peel away layers and get more tears … over time you get to the core of what needs healed … (your comment has caused me to revisit some of that work & share some of those thoughts in the short days ahead) I wish you and your "Mister" a blessed Holiday season ... filled with beautiful memories and Peace Oh and no onions in the stockings ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #29

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Kevin Baker This pondering girl often uses this wise proverb: "Wisdom is not hasty" Your words reflect your wisdom @Kevin Baker. "Don't react ... Wait and then act" Which reminded me of another proverb: β€œact in haste, repent at leisure” An admonition meaning β€œif you make a hasty decision, you’ll have plenty of time to mull over your mistake later.” Wishing two of my favorite "bantering bees" ... wonderful Holidays ... filled with beautiful memories ... and surrounded by those you love ... and Peace The bleeding heart plant (a favorite in my garden) is both resilient & symbolic: a heart can both bleed ... blossom

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Fay Vietmeier- I loved the way you expanded on the relationship between forests and creativity It is absorbing. I have just revisited your sunflower post and thanks for the reminder. Sunflowers seek light and you seek the light of knowing and exploring. There are some species of sunflower that use sunlight to deceive their prey. Like humans, it is what purpose we use the light. Your heart blossoms whether it bleeds or not.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #27

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Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Onions and garlic and mint … oh my I do like the way your mind thinks my dear professor I did not realize the close proximity in time of two daughters getting married … just knew about Sateniah I liked the creative thinkers/creative thinking as β€œtree-like” … all those thinking trees (a forest is as a large organization) with all their branches (minds growing together and upward and outward) … producing new leaves & tender shoots of creative IDEAS ... then tears because of chaos ;~) Mint: a good smell can fool us … sometimes outward out ward appearances are deceptive As are intentions & assumptions ;~) I want to hang out with these kind of sunflowers https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/hidden-assets-human-sunflowers Knotwood: β€œWhat is buried alive … never dies” (mentioned in my just posted buzz: Pits, prisons & palaces Beauty can be destructive and deceptive: Reminded me that Satan, the evil one β€œmasquerades as an angel of light” I love the bleeding heart plant. I have one off my patio that is glorious. At times all hearts bleed … yet they blossom ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Thank you sear Jerry Fletcher for your appreciation and introducing a new word for me (romp).Yes, life can be a play, but rough one too.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Happy holidays to you and your beloved ones dear Marisa Fonseca Diniz

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #24

Dr. Ali, Thank you for a delightful romp through a mind that juxtaposes and connects such a broad ranging knowledge and curiosity. You never fail to make me think. And so it goes.

Marisa Fonseca Diniz

Marisa Fonseca Diniz

1 year ago #23

Everything is better in life, including the problems. Happy holidays to youAli \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and your family!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
Thank you Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee for expanding on the onion analogy. You remind me of the 5-whys to get to the root cause of a problem. Your personal story with your friend must have a core reason to behave the way he does. I don't digest that some people will "There are those among us peeling off the layers and devouring them--they will get to your layer soon enough--I said. And they have". As per your last line "We should not be so trusting and open our eyes". I hope the tears will not blur our eyes from seeing what goes around us. The onion has many stories to tell us. You added one of those beautiful stories. +1

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee "He reminded me that my wallet is like an onion for the following reason:" And there the Mister and I differ. For years, I have been comparing humanity to an onion. We must get down to basics--to the derivative. My friend of almost 40 is better off than me financially. The reasons are obvious--he digs deep to make his money while I have given too much away. I do love him like a brother, but he forgets the things I have done for him--until now. I've often told him humanity is like an onion. There are those among us peeling off the layers and devouring them--they will get to your layer soon enough--I said. And they have. We are so focused on the parts, we miss the whole. We all must broaden our view and see what is happening around us. Instead of looking around us, we rely on being told what to believe. We should not be so trusting and open our eyes.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR for your sharing the buzz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear friend @Cyndi Wikins- Luckily I am not Ebenezer Scrooge who despises Christmas.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

1 year ago #18

#12
A very merry to you and yours as well my friend;-) Should he dare show his face, Ebanezer Scooge will be promptly escorted from the premises;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Dear Debasish Majumder- I truly appreciate your highlighting selected epigrams and I enjoyed immensely your elaborations. They are meaningful and to the spot. I shall be waiting for your poem that is based on your sound comment. I also thank you for sharing the post.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
I am truly elevated by your appreciative comment my friend John Rylance, I am so pleased to know that you shall be using selected epigrams. You are most welcome to do so.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #15

absolutely fascinating buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i enjoyed immensely the metaphor of flowers with the simile of color charge as well strong and weak interactions to catch its prey! besides, i find sunflower too as fascinating as it glows to adhere many to grow and blow! you do have the quality of sunflower and the sunny quality discern in your resemble with the feature you do possess! enjoyed read and shared sir. thank you for the buzz.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #14

These epigrams had my thoughts really buzzing, to the extent that the following attributed to Oscar Wilde. When someone said to him on hearing his latest witticism. " I wish I had said that. Oscar replied "You will dear boy, you will" I feel sure I will repeat one or more of your pieces. Naturally I will attribute them to you. 

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Thank you dear Tausif Mundrawala. Yes, nature is a great mentor. I am glad you liked the post and thank you for your splendid appreciation.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #12

#6
Thank you, the season is a one of family and celebrating. I hope yours is a full house of the blessings and gifts only friends and family can bring.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Love your wisdom Kevin Baker. Wait and then act. Some say pause and then act. This is really important. All the wisdom might surface in the short, but crucial, waiting. I surely don't mean very long waiting times, even though sometimes it is necessary.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Much obliged to your appreciation dear Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
I am so glad that you expanded so richly on the need to respect lowly-placed employees Cyndi wilkins. The sad story of the manager is heart-freezing and no thawing is possible without the warmth of support, which he lacked. It is Xmas time and I fully grasp that a good present for others isn't to be a jerk yourself. I thank you and wish you and your beloved ones a merry Xmas that is jerk-free.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

1 year ago #8

Great thoughts that enliven others with inspiration!

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

1 year ago #7

'Giving value and self-confidence to lowly-placed employees might be the most rewarding act for a business.' This thought is of particular importance as big business tends to 'trim the fat' at this time of the year by passing out 'pink slips' just before the holidays. Many a lower -level employee are on edge as the holidays approach, so being especially kind and forthcoming goes a long way in calming frayed nerves. Just as an example...I was communicating with a friend yesterday, (more so talking her off the ledge) as she was sweating out a meeting with her boss later in the afternoon. My friend had been emailing her boss last week with questions about a project she was working on and continually requested his input...To which he never answered one of her emails...Who does that?? If you are a project manager, answer your people when they ask for your help. Anyway, he wasn't in his office when she reported to him at the scheduled time...No explanation...nothing...Again, lack of respect for an employee. He finally shows up at her office at the end of the day and lamely states he was too busy to get to her today and they'll talk tomorrow. Really? The poor girl was so rattled she was having chest pain on the train home from work. I know you wanted to keep this light Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...So my light hearted comment is this...Don't be a jerk! It's Christmas;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado- the tender wind "blowing" from your winds is reaching me and blowing off and dirt that I may have. Thank you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Dear friend Harvey Lloyd- you wrote "The greatest of these occurrences is sharing a road to wisdom with our many discussions". I want to assure you that you have been a great partner on this journey. I take this opportunity to thank you for all your valuable contributions to my post. I always feel a post is orphaned without a comment from you. I wish you and your family a very happy Xmas.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #4

There are more moving parts to this season than one can comprehend, one of these parts, by no means the least, is reflection over the year that is ending. Many things large and small have occured and i/we have experienced. The greatest of these occurrences is sharing a road to wisdom with our many discussions. Your post and comments enhance, inspire and challenge the traveler. May the season bring you great reflections of a year well lived.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
I am genuinely thankful for your appreciation and sharing the post dear Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #2

A great collection of verbal vignettes πŸ‘

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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