Monthly Archives: November 2011

To Laugh Often and Much..

I found a used copy of the book pictured above a few weeks ago:  “Bedside Prayers, Prayers and Poems for When You Rise and Go to Sleep” collected by June Cotner.  It has found a convenient home on my night … Continue reading

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I am Nobody but Myself

I am all the ages I’ve ever been. Anne Lamott I love that quote!  It is insightful and true. I am still the little 3 1/2 year-old boy who sneaked his father’s pocket knife and when no one was looking busied himself … Continue reading

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Anger is a Curved Blade

Holding anger is a poison…It eats you from inside…We think that by hating someone we hurt them…But hatred is a curved blade…and the harm we do to others…we also do to ourselves.  Mitch Albom “The Five People You Meet In … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for One

 “Thanksgiving for One” Menu for Thursday, November 22, 2007 Turkey Breast Stuffing Corn Green Beans Mashed Potatoes Gravy Rolls Butter Cranberry-Jell Milk Four years ago those items were what I prepared for myself on Thanksgiving 2007; one of the loneliest … Continue reading

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A Marvelous Day

The commitment I made to myself seven months ago was to write here each day, no matter what!  Today is number two hundred fifteen.  My time is slim this evening and the content I offer is hastily written.  To keep … Continue reading

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Come Home to Now

Do you find excessive love in your life? Is there too much tenderness? Do you have an over abundance of gentleness in your life? Is there a surplus of luck? Do you live with an excess of joy in your life? Is … Continue reading

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My Child Within

Carl Jung called it the “Divine Child” and Emmet Fox called it the “Wonder Child.” Some psychotherapists call it the “True Self” and Charles Whitfield called it the “Child Within”.  My Inner Child is my emotional self. It is where … Continue reading

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My Prayers for Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is the nationally sanctioned American holiday for thanks; for gratitude.  Beyond the Thanksgiving holiday, the family gathering, the food and the plenty it is thankfulness for all the goodness in my life I want to express my humble gratefulness for.  … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Self-Awareness

In the last decade I have worked with zeal to become more self-aware.  During the last four years my efforts moved into crescendo and that diligence has resulted in a generous amount of healing and understanding.  In the life I … Continue reading

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Lucky to Have Suffered

The old adage goes you can only love someone else as much as you love your self.  While there is some obvious truth in that statement, I learned a lot from others about love between a man and a woman.  … Continue reading

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