Short and salty, and then sweet

A minor and oh, so wonderful summer change to my blog . . . 

 . . .  Wednesdays will now feature one short and salty, then sweet question for you. 

Short – because the questions are (relative to a longer post).

Salty –  because the taste of change can be a tad sharp and a bit tangy.  (That’s the challenge of it, don’t you just love a good challenge?  Ah, that’s not today’s question.) 

And, then sweet – because that is how change tastes once it has been accomplished – sweeeeeet!

I shall call it the SSTS factor, because I like naming things and I love the idea of factors (I even like the phonetic description of the word “fktr”):

fac·tor (fktr) n.
1. One that actively contributes to an accomplishment, result, or process.
a. One who acts for someone else; an agent.
b. A person or firm that accepts accounts receivable as security for short-term loans.
3. Mathematics One of two or more quantities that divides a given quantity without a remainder. For example, 2 and 3 are factors of 6; a and b are factors of ab.
4. A quantity by which a stated quantity is multiplied or divided, so as to indicate an increase or decrease in a measurement: The rate increased by a factor of ten.
5. Physiology: A substance that functions in a specific
biochemical reaction or bodily process, such as blood coagulation. 

To determine or indicate explicitly the factors of. Phrasal Verb: factor in

To me, factor is a noun that denotes action. I like that.

Today’s question is (Please read as though you are really asking yourself the question, and honest answers are the way to go here.):

Where have I projected resistance rather than face a change?  (Now, try it again with a bit more feeling and emphasis on the words underlined below.)

Where have I projected resistance rather than face a change? (Okay, that was good, we are almost to the point of being honest with ourselves. Oh, and projecting resistance may include, but is not limited to, being defensive, dismissive, distant, jealous, judgemental, etc. One more time . . . )

Where have I projected resistance rather than face a change? (By now, if we are being honest, at least one horribly wonderful thought has popped into our heads. Horrible – because it was hard to admit or acknowledge; wonderful because now we can change it.)


Well, I had a long list of responses and I must admit, some additional low-grade resistance, “Hey it’s not all my fault; They . . .; He . . .; Well, at least I . . .; Yeah, well she could have . . ., but now I am just going to accept the stupid, I mean the list. 

Truth is, I have projected resistance toward a number of things I really do want to change. Pretty salty stuff. Can’t wait for the sweet part.

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