Positive Qualities – Solemn & Glad

Dear Folks,

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

—    Author Unknown

Many qualities seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. Nonetheless, all positive qualities are balanced within the overarching umbrella of Love. Krisnamurti wisely advised us to be joyfully discontent. This weeks qualities can be pursued singly or as a pair. Can you find a way to be Solemnly Glad or Gladsomely Solemn?

Peace,

Jim

            GLAD

Definitions: (1) affected with pleasure or joy; happy; cheerful; (2) wearing a gay appearance; showy; bright; (3) pleasing; exhilarating; (4) very willing <I’m glad to help.>

Synonyms: delighted, gratified

Symbol: smooth like the gleam of polished gold (German)

Fictional Figure: Pollyanna, also known as the Glad Girl, who finds good in everything and is brightly optimistic. — Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920) American Novelist

            SOLEMN

Definitions: (1) serious <especially with religious reverence>; sacred; devout; pious; marked by veneration to God; (2) willing to be deeply earnest, very sincere <a solemn oath>

Synonyms: awe‑inspiring, profound

Compatible Qualities: liturgical, prayerful, worshipful

Familial Qualities: humor, selflessness

Too Far: dour

Consider the Source

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