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“The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don’t give up in the middle”. Isn’t that the challenge? We get discouraged. The trek seems impossible. It seems as though no matter how … Continue reading →
I am hoping that you have people who feed your spirit. You know the type of people I mean. I am talking about people who rejoice with you. I am talking about those who taste salt when you weep. I … Continue reading →
Throughout my life, when i have felt stressed or low, i sought out places that are beautiful. The beauty of creation, especially near water, soothes me when i am downhearted. You see, when i cannot make sense of things, i … Continue reading →
“Be with those who bring out the best in you; not the stress in you.” There are those we encounter who affirm us. They add joy to our days and strength to our hearts. They surprise us with joy and … Continue reading →
“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be … Continue reading →
Do you ever find that people still can dishearten you, distract you, break your heart or even destroy you? I think all of us have days like that. If you are at a vulnerable or tenuous time in your own life, … Continue reading →
Those of us of a certain age remember Captain Kangaroo. SO much better than, excuse me for thinking this, Sesame Street. Captain was gentle, kind, and instructional in subtle way. He certainly taught us about the Changing of the Guard … Continue reading →
Friday November 16, 2012. After months of my eating healthy and walking for fitness, I am participating in a 5K today. I register at 3 and walk and run at 5-ish. Although it is called a run, I will no … Continue reading →
You know that bullying is a hot button of mine. Here is a link that will (I hope) get you hopping. This magnificent teacher did her level best to put a stop to bullying. The link shows you what repercussions … Continue reading →
When I was in high school life was relatively idyllic for me. The summer of ’69 I was between my freshman and sophomore year of high school. I felt like I was on top of the world. You see, the … Continue reading →
I am Finally focused enough to work on “my baby”. It is a book about bullying. This link and article from the link will tell you some of the things that are going on……pray for this child. I know, pray … Continue reading →
”If something uncharitable is said in your presence, either speak in favor of the absent, or withdraw, or, if possible, stop the conversation.” ~ St. John Vianney Ever since I was in 7th grade I have had a hot button … Continue reading →
I was speaking with a friend today. In light of Hilary Rosen’s recent remark about “Ann Romney hasn’t worked a day in her life”, we were discussing the role of work to worth; the role of pay to worth; and … Continue reading →
I am a good and compassionate listener. I take people at their word. I take their words to heart. The result of that can be that there are times when their criticism brings me down. It takes a lot of … Continue reading →
A few days ago I wrote a post about people being deliberately or inadvertently bullied or marginalized. If you missed it, the link is here http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/i-had-friends-that-and-no-they-did-not-deserve-it/ Now, my friend Katharine suggested that we could put this situation to work in the world. … Continue reading →
After receiving some comments from the original post I can see that I was completely unclear about what I was trying to say. So here I am again, and I will clarify. Although I said that it is important to … Continue reading →
The Impulse to Create.The impulse to create runs deep within me. I can suppress it for just so long and then it must come out. Sometimes it expresses itself in my writing or my ideas for stories or projecs. Sometimes … Continue reading →
Would you ever throw food at someone? Oh my—this is a topic that I don’t know whether I want to know what other people have to say. Here is my response: No I wouldn’t! Not in a food-fight sense, and not … Continue reading →
Would you ever consider running for president?. I would not run for president, not in a million years. The political and national climate have become negative and vitriolic. I see well-meaning politicians torn apart by media and critics. I see … Continue reading →
How do you recover lost trust?.In a person? In an idea? Bonus: If someone lets you down or betrays you, how do you learn to forgive? And can you possibly learn to trust them again? Why or why not? Oh … Continue reading →