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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Man Was Never Intended to Become an Oyster” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

“Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

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Theodore Roosevelt was a true action man. He tumbled down the rivers of Brazil in turbulent times in South America. He took a stand for civil rights when it was not popular to do so. He defied the odds in elections, time and time again. He was persecuted and persevered in so many realms, overcoming his fears.  And, he became president!

We must be hearty of soul and heart, and achieve great things.

This is not just an historical figure. You can achieve greatness too!

Believing in your greatness,

Pamela

 

 


 

 

President Theodore Roosevelt Jr. is famous for his larger-than-life personality, adventurous lifestyle, and strong opinions.  He was an avid outdoorsman all his life, fought in the Spanish American War, wrote books on history and naturalism, and made expeditions to Africa and South America. He was prominent in politics, holding a number of offices; he is still the youngest person to be President of the United States.  Though popularly known as “Teddy” (and the inspiration for “teddy bears”), Roosevelt actually disliked the nickname, considering it too informal.  He married Alice Lee in 1880, with whom he had one child before she passed away. He would later marry Edith Carow and they would have five children together.

The Classic Pamela Positive: “Man Was Never Intended to Become an Oyster” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

 

runner-555074_640

 

Theodore Roosevelt was a true action man. He tumbled down the rivers of Brazil in turbulent times in South America. He took a stand for civil rights when it was not popular to do so. He defied the odds in elections, time and time again. He was persecuted and persevered in so many realms, overcoming his fears.

 

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President Theodore Roosevelt Jr. is famous for his larger-than-life personality, adventurous lifestyle, and strong opinions.  He was an avid outdoorsman all his life, fought in the Spanish American War, wrote books on history and naturalism, and made expeditions to Africa and South America. He was prominent in politics, holding a number of offices; he is still the youngest person to be President of the United States.  Though popularly known as “Teddy” (and the inspiration for “teddy bears”), Roosevelt actually disliked the nickname, considering it too informal.  He married Alice Lee in 1880, with whom he had one child before she passed away. He would later marry Edith Carow and they would have five children together.

Classic Pamela Positive: Communicate With More Than Words

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It is so amazing to me that when we communicate, the words really ‘come in third place.’

What’s first and second? First is the tone. If we are abrasive, affrontive, sarcastic then it doesn’t open up the conversation and action for change. Calm, proactive, inclusive, even — “slow” — conversations help provide dynamic change. It sounds as if it is an oxymoron. But allowing the participants to breathe in the interaction helps bring about the best and most inclusive solutions for all parties.

Second then is body language and what we communicate; third come the words.

Classic Pamela Positive: Communicate With More Than Words

A photo by Dogancan Ozturan. unsplash.com/photos/94taEmdowRw

It is so amazing to me that when we communicate, the words really ‘come in third place.’

What’s first and second? First is the tone. If we are abrasive, affrontive, sarcastic then it doesn’t open up the conversation and action for change. Calm, proactive, inclusive, even — “slow” — conversations help provide dynamic change. It sounds as if it is an oxymoron. But allowing the participants to breathe in the interaction helps bring about the best and most inclusive solutions for all parties.

Second then is body language and what we communicate; third come the words.

The Kindest Encouragement to Yourself – Use This Everyday! From M. Bentham-Edwards

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If you need to know how to live right, this is it.  Help the world glow, burn bright, comfort others…. Read on and take action in your life today. Perhaps you can memorize just one line, copy it in your pocket, and look at it throughout the day!

A Prayer ~M. Bentham-Edwards

“….make my life a little light,

Within the world to glow;

A tiny flame that burneth bright

Wherever I may go

 

…make my life a little flower

That giveth joy to all

Content to bloom in a native bower,

Although its place be small

 

…make my life a little song,

That comforteth the sad;

That helpeth others be strong,

And makes the singer glad

 

….make my life a little staff,

Whereon the weak may rest,

That so what health and strength I have

May serve my neighbors best.”

 

M Bentham Edwards

Matilda Bentham-Edwards was an English novelist, writer, traveler, poet, and had a passion and love for the French language. She also wrote several children’s books as part of her career. She had immediate success once she began writing with her first novel The White House by the Sea in 1857. After the passing of her sister, she began a new chapter of her life in London where she wrote novels of French lives. She also wrote children’s and non-fiction books that were based on the French lifestyle.

Although Bentham-Edwards was of Huguenot descent, she considered France her second home and had a passion for bringing a benevolent relationship between the two countries. She was made Officier de l’Instruction Publique de France in light of her efforts to bring an understanding and allegiance between the English and French people. Additionally, she was awarded a medal at the Franco-British Exhibition in 1908.

Classic Pamela Positive: Communicate With More Than Words

A photo by Dogancan Ozturan. unsplash.com/photos/94taEmdowRw

It is so amazing to me that when we communicate, the words really ‘come in third place.’

What’s first and second? First is the tone. If we are abrasive, affrontive, sarcastic then it doesn’t open up the conversation and action for change. Calm, proactive, inclusive, even — “slow” — conversations help provide dynamic change. It sounds as if it is an oxymoron. But allowing the participants to breathe in the interaction helps bring about the best and most inclusive solutions for all parties.

Second then is body language and what we communicate; third come the words.