Monthly Archives: January 2012

Quiet Joy

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. Nigerian Hausa proverb Still sleepy and only minutes after rising from bed I was headed to the kitchen to make coffee.  As I walked down the hall a greater than usual sense … Continue reading

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So the Present Can Be More Present

Some believe we hold on so tightly to our problems because they can give us a sense of identity. The theory goes that we replay past mistakes over and over again mentally which allows feelings of shame and regret to … Continue reading

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A Do-It-Yourself Blog

Here today are few words and collage of photos intended for the do-it-yourselfer.  Take in the three word definitions and the photos of people.  Then spend a few moments with reflecting on them.  You are almost guaranteed to feel better!   Happiness:   good fortune,  prosperity, a … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Love, People, Simple Pleasures

Can I Trust You?

Definition of trust: A firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something; being able to predict what other people will do and what situations will occur. “Can I trust you?”  Numerous times greater than needles on … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Health, Knowledge, Life, Self Awareness, Wisdom

If Not Now, Then When?

If life is so short, why do I do things I don’t like and like things I don’t do?  What one thing have I not done that I really want to do?  If not now, then when? Last evening those … Continue reading

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Unruly Children and Childish Adults

Some people spend leisure time keeping up with their favorite TV programs or sports teams.  Others enjoying going out frequently and being on the go.  Some give their available time to volunteering or supporting causes dear to them.  Many have … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

Who am I?  Often when such a question is posed, it is being asked of one’s self in an abstract sense.  The quandary usually attempts to measure what qualities of body, mind and soul a person is defined by.  Influences like … Continue reading

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An Uncontrollable Force

Falling in love has always seemed to me as something out of my control.  The feeling is one of being swept away without choice or explanation on an unpredictable journey taken toward some unknown destination.  It is near like catching … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Ride

Stated in an article I read recently was the premise that science now believes our brain has no dependable ability to accurately predict our emotional reaction to life changes that have not happened yet.  No matter how much contemplation of … Continue reading

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Without You I Wouldn’t Have Tried

“Thank You” Attributed to Jesse Owens To those of you who laughed at me, thank you. Without you I wouldn’t have cried. To those of you who just couldn’t love me, thank you. Without you I wouldn’t have known real … Continue reading

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