An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
The most important promises are the ones we make to ourselves. The promises we makes to ourselves are the things that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
Protect your vision. Prevail over adversity. Persevere in the midst of turmoil. Passionately act upon your convictions. Purposely walk into the day.
We listen. We listen. We move. We sit. It rains. The sun comes out. (there stands a friend) We listen. We laugh. We share. We sit. We dance. It rains. There stands a friend. We listen. We share. We sit. We dance. The sun comes up. There. I stand, a friend.
May a thread of comfort be woven through your difficult days.
Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation. It is an enlivening, intensely personal core to our being. Our way of being.
I appreciate the boldness of gratitude in the quiet, unspoken depths and its ability to buoy another by being articulated.
Know the best and highest choices for health and more often choose those things.
ï¿½Begin each day as if it were on purpose
Gardening is all about optimism. I put a seed in the ground. I consistently tend it, confident I will see the results, in time, of the nurture I have provided.
Shake structures. School yourself. Look twice at a thing, once upside down. Answer yourself clearly.
Living in the present moment requires discretion toward memory. Without memory we'd have amnesia. What good would there be in that? Offer discretion and discernment for our past with a broad spectrum of forgiveness. As for our present moment, delight. And dedication to remain fully present to all th
I am the owner of my choices. I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess that particular perspective. It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses. I will look into that mirror little bits at a time. SEE
It is (often) the quiet gesture which carries the most significance - the one which suddenly directs the symphony.
Making promises to myself, in my personal writing practice, has been important to me all my life. In practical application it is so much easier for me to make promises to others, and keep them, than it is to make promises to myself. "Why is that?" and the answer I gave myself is that in making promi
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
Your eyes must not determine what you see. pay attention.
A small compassionate act enlarges the scope of community.
Gift the love of your life with undistracted, untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
What is it about sameness that so draws me, and how could I begin to have that same kind of attraction to change?
RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me. Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
May your season shine with delight and surprise.
I take every opportunity to articulate to others the ways that they have blessed and influenced me. I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity to thank teachers who have influenced me. I encourage everyone to seize opportunities to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities in the illuminating light of your own mission than to have your activities formed by the impressions and expectations of others.
My husband melted my heart the day he asked me, "Can I participate in your wonder?" In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart.
If you follow the trail of your own enthusiastically repeated stories, you will begin to rediscover the things that invigorate and enliven you.
I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. Mary