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
Sometimes the simple things in life are the most fulfilling. Making and eating our favorite double chocolate cookies or peanut butter cookies. Seeing the joy on someone’s face when we tell them, “Yes!”. Snuggling quietly with one of our favorite people or simply spending time with someone we love. Spending time outdoors. Finding a way to relax quietly.… Continue reading
We all have many things on our to-do lists, sometimes far more than we can do in a day. But the things that make it on to my list generally aren’t the sorts of things that would concern me if I faced my death without completing them. While it’s good to get everyday tasks completed, my most-important priorities fall outside of basic to-dos.… Continue reading
Isn’t it a blessing that we can begin anew each day? It’s comforting to me that every morning I can start again, setting aside that which did not serve me well yesterday, and building upon that which did.
I can leave yesterday behind me. Today I can try again. Today I can recreate.
Every day is ours: to enjoy, to learn, to love, to experience, to grow, to live.… Continue reading
This simple advice of Mary Oliver’s is often quoted, and understandably so. I love how it captures so much in so few words.
Pay attention. Be mindful. Be intentional. Look around you. Observe the details, they’re often where the greatest everyday joys can be found. Life is full of beauty and grandeur, we simply need to open our eyes to see it.… Continue reading
While I tremendously enjoyed our last trip and I’m looking forward to the two other big road trips we have planned for this summer, today my soul is rejoicing in some time spent alone.
We all need to make room for quiet in our lives. Whether it’s taking a walk alone, taking a relaxing bath, spending time reading a good book, snuggling with your little one, or simply pausing for a minute of purposeful quiet in the morning before you step into the business of the day, it’s those moments when we can reconnect with our better selves.… Continue reading
On this day, when we celebrate our country’s declaration of freedom from British rule, may we be thankful for our own freedom as well as be willing to defend the freedom of others.
Freedom of speech. Freedom to disagree. Freedom of expression. Freedom to object. Freedom of thought. Freedom of the press. Freedom to love. Freedom from corporate rule. … Continue reading
I believe that love can conquer fear, hatred, and heartache.
I look forward to a day when human kind can live in peace. Let us work together, love one another, and leave a legacy of kindness and compassion wherever we go.
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.… Continue reading