Examine The Grounds

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Writer Frances Wright said, “All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.”

Joyful Springers examine the grounds.  Instead of throwing around unsubstantiated beliefs willy nilly, they do their homework to find foundations for their perspectives; in so doing, they never perpetuate ignorance.

If you ever find yourself regurgitating something you were taught to believe and you notice that belief isn’t exactly serving you, do yourself a favor and take the time to figure out if that belief is as true as you think it is.  You’ll live a more expansive and far more enjoyable life, if you choose your beliefs based on current evaluations of truth rather than old unexamined ideas.

[Mattie's back.  She's hunting lizards again.  In this photo, she has her focus on a lizard she's captured.  Her momma, Brenda,  says, "She is so proud when she does that!" icon smile Examine The Grounds   Below is  another photo of Mattie's lizard hunting activities.]

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Andrea (Ande) Rains Waggener, is an author and fanatical dog mom and a practicing Joyful Springer.

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  • Brenda McGee:

    What fun to see photos from last summer when the grass was green! Mattie and I both are looking forward to the warm days ahead….and the armies of lizards that cross the yard and porch. Mattie definitely always takes time to explore every inch of her property! Hope your family has a wonderful weekend.

    • Ande:

      We can’t wait to see more photos of Mattie hunting lizards. Ducky and I enjoy them very much. Mattie is clearly having so much fun. And Brenda, you are so lucky to live with such an intrepid lizard hunter … you never have to worry about a lizard take-over at your house! :) Hope you and Mattie are having a great weekend!

  • Paz:

    Such focus that Mattie is displaying. :-)

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