Chiaroscuro

Day 288 “All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle, yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.” – Jewish Hanukah Prayer It’s Food For Thought Friday, and today’s daily prompt is candle. When I saw that I thought I would easily be able to find an inspiring passage or poem toContinue reading “Chiaroscuro”

Wise Words

Day 251 “Are you a God?” the people asked. Buddha replied, “No.” “An Angel?” “No.” “A saint?” “No.” “Then what are you?” Buddha answered, “I am awake.” I added another page to my Ask Rajni collection of quotes and affirmations section today to include quotes from some great leaders and thinkers. Please take a look atContinue reading “Wise Words”

Ride The Wave

Day 143 “Pain is temporary, glory lasts a lifetime.” – Len Goodman Lately, I’ve been thinking that I need to spend some time visualizing my goals because I think I haven’t been focused on them – my focus has been on my writing. Even when I’m not writing, or consciously thinking about writing, it’s in the back ofContinue reading “Ride The Wave”

May Flowers

Day 126 “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey Move over April showers, it’s time for sunshine and May flowers! I’ve had some not-so-pleasant experiences in the last couple of weeks, and it occurred to me this morning that although I know thatContinue reading “May Flowers”

Baby Steps

Day 55 “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh I caught up with one of my oldest and dearest friends a couple of days ago. She reminded me of some of the business ideas I’ve had over the years. I must say, I’ve had some reallyContinue reading “Baby Steps”

A Scent for Your Thoughts

Day 42 “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson I didn’t get enough sleep last night, Ippa woke me up at 3 am, and thought it was a good time to play, so I was feeling a bit sluggish today. I lit some of my favorite candles to perk me up – Lilac Blossoms, Sweet Wild Honeysuckle, Pink Hibiscus, and Patchouli.Continue reading “A Scent for Your Thoughts”

100 Ways To A Better Day

Day 26 The hashtag “LetsMakeTodayBetterBy” is trending on twitter today. I tweeted out a couple of ideas on how to make today better, and then it occurred to me that this idea of making today better is really gratitude in action. A while ago, I practiced a gratitude exercise for 28 days from Rhonda Byrne’s The Magic. Gratitude has become aContinue reading “100 Ways To A Better Day”