Expect Good Things

Day 235 “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln Writing about the Olympic Creed reminded me of something I read long ago – an optimist’s creed. Optimism is about expectation. The Universe responds to our thoughts and beliefs, so it delivers whatever you expect. If you expect badContinue reading “Expect Good Things”

Thank You, Rio

Day 234 “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13:2 I had planned to title today’s post for the closing of the 31st Olympiad in Rio “Gold Rush.” I was going to share the highlights of the games, andContinue reading “Thank You, Rio”

Got Your Back

Day 228 “Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” – Pete Carroll As the saying goes…It takes a village. Like I said in yesterday’s post, children need support and encouragementContinue reading “Got Your Back”

Unstoppable

Day 227 “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw An astrologer once told me that IContinue reading “Unstoppable”

Kindness Is King

Day 223 “The mark of a great man [or woman] is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” – Brandon Sanderson Today’s post is about the greatness of another Olympic athlete. Dutch dressage rider, Adeline Cornelissen might have shown greatness in her sport in Rio like she did at the 2012 LondonContinue reading “Kindness Is King”

Life Ain’t So Bad At All

Day 208 “I believe in wishes and in a person’s ability to make a wish come true, I really do. And a wish is more than a wish… it’s a goal that your conscious and subconscious [mind] can help make reality.” – Michael Jackson I watched Spike Lee’s 2016 documentary, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off The Wall last night,Continue reading “Life Ain’t So Bad At All”

Kinder Garden

Day 192 “Live each day as if it’s your last; that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. The trick of it, she told herself, is to be courageous and bold and make a difference. Not changeContinue reading “Kinder Garden”

Dealer’s Choice

Day 191 “Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein Let’s face it, life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but we are given the opportunity to improve and become the best possible version of ourselvesContinue reading “Dealer’s Choice”

#PrayForPeace

Day 190 “When we leave this planet we are no longer Black/ White/ Yellow/ Red, Jew/ Christian/ Muslim/ Buddhist/etc., or Gay/ Straight/ Bi/ Trans. We are genderless, colourless, dogma-less souls that have occupied a physical shell, for a brief period of time. We are entities that came from creation and will return to it.” –Continue reading “#PrayForPeace”

A Shower, A Dance & A Spark Of Hope

Day 187 “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.” – Amy Leigh Mercree I watched a cooking competition today, where the winner would receive a grand prize of $50,000. That’s a lot of money for anyone, but chefs,Continue reading “A Shower, A Dance & A Spark Of Hope”