• Gratitude
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016

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    “The opposite of busy in today’s world is sustained, focused attention. It is deep engagement in activities that really matter to us, or in conversations with those we care about.” ~ Tony Crabbe, Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much I wake early and take the opportunity to finish the book I’ve […]

  • Gratitude
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016

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    “To be contemplative we must remove the clutter of our lives, surround ourselves with beauty, and consciously, relentlessly, persistently give it away until the tiny world for which we are responsible begins to reflect the raw beauty that is God.” ~ Joan Chittister I woke abruptly from an unpleasant dream this morning; my heart heavy […]

  • Inspirational
  • Monday, October 24, 2016

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    “What is the hypothesis of generosity? What is the most generous assumption you can make about this person’s intentions or what this person said?” ~ Brené Brown, Rising Strong ” “I don’t know. I really don’t. All I know is that my life is better when I assume that people are doing their best. It […]

  • Gratitude
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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    “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I might suggest a couple of other things to feed the creative spark: write a poem; take a photograph; and, […]

  • Inspirational
  • Friday, September 16, 2016

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    “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail. ~ Henry David Thoreau Challenging, in this world we live in where we have everything at our fingertips and we […]

  • Inspirational
  • Sunday, September 11, 2016

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    “Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” ~ Bill Meyer Something to think about, yes? I struggle, at times, with taking my thoughts captive. I can get wound up in a tail spin of why? what if? and when? questions that rob me of peace of […]