“When push comes to shove”

“When push comes to shove” is an idiomatic expression.

Do you know what it means? Well, maybe the following will help.

1. When matters must be confronted, when a crucial point is reached.
2. At a point when, or if, all else has been taken into account and matters must be confronted, one way or another.
3. When one must commit oneself to an action or decision.
“when push came to shove, I always stood up for him”
4. When the pressure is on; when the situation is critical or urgent; when the time has come for action, even if it is difficult.
“He is not a particularly talented builder, but when push comes to shove, he can usually get the job done.”

Follow the embedded link to see synonyms for “when push comes to shove.”

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Adult Children: Keep In Touch With Your Older Parents

As many times as I share things like this, it never seems to be enough. Far too many people let their “busy” lives be the excuse for not seeing their older parents and grandparents.

Parents are not around forever

It seems that no matter how often some people are reminded of this message, they still fail to heed it.
I am so glad that throughout my entire life, I have always tried to maintain contact not only with my parents and grandparents (now deceased, may they rest in peace) but with all my family and friends, so many of whom have left this corporal world.

Spend time with your parents_old couple in bed

May I suggest that you take a look at a Roland Hansen Commentary I published back on February 23, 2015?
You may view it by following the embedded link within its title here:
Call Your Parents and Grandparents. I agree with J. K. Simmons.

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I am still trying to be a better person.

Back on August 16, 2014, I conluded my Roland’s Ramblings entry with the following paragraph:

When Rich died, I made a pledge in his honor to try to be a better person. As I think of Rich each day, I also continue each day in my attempt to keep that pledge; and, I think I have made some progress. However, I feel I have fallen short. Therefore, on the anniversary of the death of my brother, Richard James Hansen, a good, kind hearted, selfless, generous, noble, patriotic, and gentle man, I renew my pledge and will continue to strive to become a better person.

ref: In Honor of my brother Richard James Hansen (January 10, 1945 – August 16, 2013)

Time and time again, I have fallen, and each time, I pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again.

Pick Yourself Up, Frank Sinatra – Lyrics

Now nothing’s impossible, I’ve found for when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again.
Don’t lose your confidence if you slip, be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up, dust off, start over again.
Work like a soul inspired until the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired, but you be a man, my son.
Will you remember the famous men who have to fall to rise again,
So take a deep breath, pick yourself up, start all over again.

You gotta work like a soul inspired until the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired, but you be a man, my son.
Will you remember the famous men who have to fall and then to rise again,
So take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.

Once again now:
Will you remember the famous men who have to fall and then rise again,
So take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.

That’s enough now.

Today is another one of those days that I realize I have strayed the course, and it is time to double down in my attempt to fulfill that pledge. It is not a pledge that I made lightly; and therefore, I will not abandon or forsake my solemn oath and promise.

I have found a couple articles that I hope will help me. If you think you may be interested in those articles, go on over to the embedded links for:
9 Ways To Be A Better Person
15 Ways to Become a Better Person

I can only hope that my family and friends will understand my shortcomings, accept the sincerity of my pledge, and help me in my honest desire to be a better person.


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Treat Others More Gently With More Love, Patience, Tolerance, Care, And Kindness

Back on August 7, 2015, I posted the following on an internet social network site that I now wish to place on Roland’s Ramblings:

All you folks who are bashing other people, either as individuals or as groups, on Facebook on a regular and consistent basis should take this meme to heart. The outright, mean-spirited, denigrating, malicious comments and insults based on personal perspectives, religious intolerance, political leanings, economic status (read that as welfare) and so on and so forth are indicative of the type of person you truly are!
Then, there are the times that one person may jump to conclusions and make erroneous assumptions about another person or even a group of persons based on incorrect and/or incomplete information, rumors and gossip, or not knowing that the other person or persons is undergoing personal, emotionally challenging turmoil.
The negative sterotypes that are perpetuated by posting and sharing of memes containing mistruths, prejudicial opinions, discriminatory remarks, etc. directed at groups of people do not serve any constructive purpose.
An honest dialogue, conversation, or exchange based on facts and/or respectful disagreements is one thing but the vicious, malicious, mean-spirited, name-calling and labeling of others is absolutely unnecessary.
Each and every one of us (yes, me included) need to be kinder and gentler.

If we could look into each others hearts



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Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.

Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path _ Elder Wisdom

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Adam Roland Hansen: Happy Birthday!

Here it is, July 31, 2016.
That means today is the forty-third (43rd) anniversary of the birth of my son,
Adam Roland Hansen.

I want to give a shout out, and I invite you to join me. Here goes:
“Happy Birthday, Adam.”

To quote my own words from my Roland’s Ramblings entry of one year ago today:

“I have said it and written it before, as I do again now. and as I do each and everyday, I think of how much I love my son, Adam Roland Hansen, and of how proud I am of Adam who constantly, consistently, and continuously strives to be the grandest version of the greatest vision of his highest self.”

You can look in at Adam over at ADAMHANSEN.NET, as well as over on Twitter and at Google+. You can also check out Adam Hasen on LinkedIn.

Once again, I say,
“Happy Birthday, Adam.”

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Einstein on Religion

“A man who is convinced of the truth of his religion is indeed never tolerant. At the least, he is to feel pity for the adherent of another religion but usually it does not stop there. The faithful adherent of a religion will try first of all to convince those that believe in another religion and usually he goes on to hatred if he is not successful. However, hatred then leads to persecution when the might of the majority is behind it.
In the case of a Christian clergyman, the tragic-comical is found in this: that the Christian religion demands love from the faithful, even love for the enemy. This demand, because it is indeed superhuman, he is unable to fulfill. Thus intolerance and hatred ring through the oily words of the clergyman. The love, which on the Christian side is the basis for the conciliatory attempt towards Judaism is the same as the love of a child for a cake. That means that it contains the hope that the object of the love will be eaten up…”

– Albert Einstein letter to Letter to Rabbi Solomon Goldman of Chicago’s Anshe Emet Congregation

ref: Einstein’s God (1997), Albert Einstein, Wikiquote.

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