Mountains, Molehills And Miscellany

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Mountains, Molehills And Miscellany

 

Pondering Wondering Wandering Making Mountains Out Of Molehills

 

 

 

 

 

Mountains, Molehills And Miscellany Making mountains out of molehills.  Another familiar idiom.  Heard before.  Perhaps countless times.  Likely repeated once or twice too.  If one lets his mind wander, all sorts of things can creep in for a visit.   

 

Today, that is manifested in the form of an idiom familiar to me and maybe you too. I don't know exactly how to explain how this post came to be but here it is.   Like so many others before it and likely those in the future, my mind wandered....  Sometimes that initial thought comes from a quote or two which is found(maybe an old favorite or something new to me) and then a post is born.  Pondering and wondering...wandering about...  

 

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of the mountains,

at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers,

at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars,

and they pass by themselves without wondering

                                                                                         Saint Augustine 

 

 

Mind you,

physical training doesn't necessarily mean going to an expert for advice. 

One doesn't have to make a mountain out of a molehill. 

Get out in the fresh air and walk briskly -

and don't forget to wear a smile while you are at it. 

Don't overdo it.  Take it easy at first and build on your effort day by day. 

                                                                                        Douglas Fairbanks   

 

Hmm...maybe there's something to be found in the words of others.  Maybe....it's not just about mountains, molehills and miscellany.  Well, until it is...

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

 

 

Mountains, Molehills And Miscellany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Myrl Jeffcoat - the quote by Douglas Fairbanks who spoke so well about exercise and wearing a smile while out and about is as true today as when he first said it.    

Jul 30, 2019 08:32 PM #19
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James Dray
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Morning Michael.

I'm dealing with someone who when things go wrong, it's never their fault. We had a eyeball to eyeball meeting yesterday.  He may or may not be with our firm by the end of the day

Jul 31, 2019 01:56 AM #20
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Reality can have very different perspectives.

Jul 31, 2019 04:42 AM #21
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Michael Jacobs
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James Dray - some see the door of opportunity.  Others simply need to be shown the door.  

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - isn't that the truth?

Jul 31, 2019 05:54 AM #22
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Hmm.... 🤔 You could write an entire post, analyzing Saint Augustine's quote that you shared here! 

Regardless how this post came to be, yours are always a bright spot in my day, Michael and I'm thankful for your pondering posts!

Jul 31, 2019 08:22 AM #23
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Over here in Mortgage World this is perfect!  We have so many people getting frustrated because there so much business trying togo through a system that shrank in many ways.  Gotta take a big breath and figure it out!

Jul 31, 2019 08:39 AM #24
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - the ideas for a post can be found in multiple places...often times when we are not even looking.

Eleanor Thorne - breathing helps.  Thank you for the comment.  I appreciate it.  

Jul 31, 2019 11:00 AM #25
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If there's an easy way or a hard way, it's much smarter to choose the easy way. 

Aug 01, 2019 06:29 AM #26
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - so many ways to look at an issue...

Aug 01, 2019 07:23 AM #27
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Michael,

I know what you mean. So much time gets wasted chasing squirrels!

Aug 01, 2019 01:07 PM #28
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Michael, had to laugh at your comment and Nina's response.  Should check in with her TO BE SURE she wasn't arrested!  LOL

Aug 01, 2019 03:48 PM #29
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One man's molehill is another's mountain...

Aug 01, 2019 04:04 PM #30
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Sharon Tara
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Most of my molehills have huge potential to be mountains, unfortunately!

I am happy to report I am a believer in the daily brisk walk. Now I have to incorporate the smile too.

Aug 02, 2019 06:28 AM #31
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First of all I love mountains, (used to climb them) but not the kind that are man-made from misplaced fear or emotions. To me, that's just unnecessary drama and who the heck needs that? 

Aug 02, 2019 07:14 AM #32
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - and chasing "creatures" of all kinds. 

Joan Cox - I knew it wasn't Nina Hollander but it made me wonder about the popularity of pink in Charlotte.  LOL  Pondering Pink Possibilities...I digress... 

John Henry - so true.  

Sharon Tara - I would think a smile is a natural accessory for you.  Remember a smile is just a frown turned upside down. Feel free to sign along... 

 

Aug 02, 2019 10:24 AM #33
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - when it comes down to it, isn't most drama unnecessary?  Especially that which is encountered in daily life.  

Aug 02, 2019 10:25 AM #34
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Michael Jacobs - The first quote by St. Augustine is worthy of pondering as it reminds me of the scenic wonders of the world, people standing with great backdrops of sunsets at the bow of a ship in motion in choppy waters, or  on the edge of a cliff, perhaps climbing mountain peaks to stand on the edge to look down into a canyon taking selfies to post on FB or Social Media and the highs are becoming more lows as we hear about tourists plunging to their deaths while taking selfies. And then there is that last line: "and they pass by themselves without wondering."

And so I wonder.... what life lessons can we learn? Have digital cameras and selfie sticks created an obsessive need to show off risk-takers who are more interested in getting other people's attention? And then I am reminded of the Beatles' song Eleanor Rigby, "all the lonely people..."

What's next? Reflection"? Pondering? Perhaps a movement to turn inward and maintain privacy? Hmmmm... I can't help but wonder?

As for Douglas Fairbanks in regards to mountains and molehills, I have to wonder about where we are today. Has society been built on fake news with the vast majority who take political sides addicted to chaos? 
 

Aug 02, 2019 03:14 PM #35
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - once again your comment makes me ponder further.  Digital cameras, living in the moment, risk taking and more.  Of course, The Beatles are a wonderful wondering/pondering source.  

Aug 02, 2019 06:21 PM #36
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When I was growing up in West Virginia, my siblings and I were always walking up and down mountains, now I just walk my dog and we are both to the point we do not want to do mountains. Have a great weekend Michael. 

Aug 02, 2019 07:08 PM #37
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - walking up and down mountains is great exercise but not always the best route.  It depends on the objective.  I hope you have a nice weekend too, Rebecca.  

Aug 02, 2019 07:19 PM #38
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