If you’ve spent time with a young child, you’ll know that they bring enthusiasm to everything they do. My 3-year-old dances through his days. To him, all of life is a game and an adventure and a song.
And when I take a moment to pause and see things from his perspective, I see that he is right. Indeed, all around me there is wonder and joy and beauty. … Continue reading
Life isn’t always easy. And those tough times, both internal and external, help us to learn and grow and to see the world in new ways. May we treasure our struggle and strife for the beauty they bring. May we all give birth to a dancing star.
“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” —Friedrich Nietzsche… Continue reading
Spending time outdoors is a great way to refresh your mind and body. Whether you’re taking a walk, playing outside, or simply sitting under a tree and enjoying the quiet, it’s good to be outside. Taking a quiet walk outside is one of my favorite ways to calm my mind and to refresh my spirit.
And with the coming of spring – here in our little patch of the Colorado Rockies it feels like spring has already arrived, although I know we’re not done with snow yet – it’s easier to spend time outdoors.… Continue reading
Playfulness and laughter are good for the heart and good for the mind. With two young boys in the house, laughing and playing are part of our daily life.
It’s all too easy, when I feel tired or busy or frustrated, to skip out on the fun and play and focus instead on completing the tasks before me. And while taking care of necessary business is important, I often remind myself that it’s also important to engage in and cultivate playfulness in life. … Continue reading
What kind of life are you choosing to live today? What impact will your decisions have on you? On those around you?
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
— Jane Goodall… Continue reading
It’s not a matter of choosing sides, it’s a matter of choosing right. May we all choose peace, justice, and – above all — love.
“Always do right. This will gratify some of the people, and astonish the rest.” -Mark Twain
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I came across this New Year’s blessing from Neil Gaiman many years ago. I’ve always liked it. A year filled with magic, dreaming, good madness, fine books, kisses, personal passion, and a surprise sounds wonderful.
I add to this, may your year be full of love and kindness, to yourself, to those around you, and to all living beings.… Continue reading
Our thoughts define who we are. Let’s choose thoughts that are beautiful, kind, and full of love. And may those compassionate thoughts make all of us lovely.
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
― Roald Dahl, The Twits… Continue reading
This last week I’ve heard people say that this election proves that our country is falling apart. Others declare that finally our country can be saved.
Whatever your belief, and no matter who you voted for, I hope we can agree that we all need to treat each other with kindness and compassion. As humans, our similarities are far greater than our differences.… Continue reading
Our thoughts lay the foundation for the rest of our lives. Knowing that, let us choose thoughts that will drive us toward the lives we want to live.
Think peace. Think simplicity. Think gentleness. Think brotherhood. Think sympathy. Think honesty. Think kindness. Think justice. Think understanding. Think benevolence. Think integrity. Think harmony. Think compassion. Think love.
“Let your thoughts be positive for they will become your words.… Continue reading