Guess What? I’m Growing Old.

Posted by Vuyo on January 17, 2018
Category: Under My Thin Skin blog
You know what? I don't mind that I'm growing old. I don't even mind that I'm going to die. I know where I'm going and I'm good with that.Photo Credit: rhinegold Flickr via Compfight cc What I do mind, what gets under my thin skin, is the effects of growing old. Here's what I've noticed. I don't leap out of bed, I roll out. Slowly. When I shave I see hairs protruding out of my

What I Hate About Winter.

Posted by Vuyo on November 8, 2017
Category: Under My Thin Skin blog
Do you know what gets under my thin skin when it comes to winter? Photo Credit: Flickr via Compfight cc      Photo Credit: Karim S.Punjani Flickr via Compfight cc  Photo Credit: Sue90ca Save Lives (not just yours) Get Flu Shot Flickr via Compfight cc  Photo Credit: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Flickr via Compfight cc I don't hate winter. I just hate knowing that it's coming!!

Expect Nothing in Return

Posted by Vuyo on October 4, 2017
Category: Under My Thin Skin blog
Even after all this time, the sun doesn't say to the earth, "now you owe me....."  Hafiz This statement is part of a short poem written centuries ago. You can get the rest of it online. This part of it really spoke to me because it talk about one failing attribute of the human condition. Photo Credit: @agarpola Flickr via Compfight cc All of us, me included, if we give, give, give, and never receive,

Have a Good Day

Posted by Vuyo on September 26, 2017
Category: Under My Thin Skin blog
You're having a good day. Maybe even a great day. You woke up refreshed, had a delicious breakfast, went to school or work and everything was going well. You received 100% on a test or was awarded a major contract or won a big case. You can do no wrong. Everything you touch turns to gold. You're so happy Then something happens. One event. A customer yells at you, a driver cuts you off, someone

Respect: Given or Earned

Posted by Vuyo on September 5, 2017
Category: Under My Thin Skin blog
When it comes to respect, I believe we fall into two camps. Those who give it right away and those who say you have to earn it. Photo Credit: mich53 - thank you for your comments and 4M view Flickr via Compfight cc I'll explain. First a definition. From Websters: RESPECT: To view or consider with some degree of reverence; to esteem as possessed of real worth. With this definition in mind, I believe the first camp
Want to know what get's under my thin skin? When someone say's,  "I don't love them anymore?" or "We just fell out of love!" as justification for ending their marriage. Can you really do that? I say no! Not really! Look at these two scenarios I found in an article In the Huffington Post. Angie: “I woke up in the middle of the night and looked at my guy. He still looked exactly like the
You can go online and find many a slogan singing the praises of failure. Here are a few of them: 1. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” - Robert F. Kennedy             2. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing,
I wrote a post about one wrong reason to reject Christianity. You can read about it here. I'm going to make a similar argument here but put a slightly different spin to it. This post was prompted by a story I heard. A couple went to see a preacher who called himself a 'prophet' of God. At the service, he called them out to prophesy over them. To prophesy is to foretell or predict future
Nomsa wished that closing her eyes would also render her deaf as she longed to silence the sobs and sniffles of her loved ones. Photo Credit: stevendepolo Flickr via Compfight cc “The bed is surrounded by my family,” she said. “I’m going to die.” Her Spirit responded. “I’m willing to keep on fighting. Why are you ready to give up?” “I’ve been fighting this cancer for 11 years now. I can’t take it anymore.” “We’ve

I am better than You!

Posted by Vuyo on March 24, 2017
Category: Under My Thin Skin blog
We've all heard it. Maybe we've even said it. "You're not better than me!" At what? I may be a better singer than you, be a faster runner than you, or know more about the eye than you do. Similarly, you may be a better piano player than me or better public speaker. Clearly I am being a little facetious. When someone says "You're not better than me," they are reacting to an incident where

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