Happy Hour

Day 353 “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump Like Tom Hanks’ beloved character so eloquently put it, there are always things that show up in our lives that will upset us. Whether it’s a person with negative energy, or a situation that you can’t controlContinue reading “Happy Hour”

It’s Not-So-Random After All

Day 337 “No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” –Continue reading “It’s Not-So-Random After All”

What’s The Point?

Day 327 “We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles I didn’t sleep very well on Sunday night. I kept having a nagging feeling that IContinue reading “What’s The Point?”

Remake The World

Day 322 “In my more awakened moments, I try to remember that everything that comes my way is potentially my teacher. Everything is an opportunity to go against my tired habits and practice something new.” – Josh Radnor I came across this video of a dog crowding a cat in the backseat of a car. I foundContinue reading “Remake The World”

New Heights

Day 297 “The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.” – Wayne DyerContinue reading “New Heights”

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”

Nip It In The Bud

Day 287 “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” – Mark Twain I took my cat to the vet yesterday for her annual checkup. After her examination, the doctor told me that Ippa is “in intensely good health.” She suffered from mild asthma as aContinue reading “Nip It In The Bud”

Now You See It

Day 286 “Like attracts like. Whatever the conscious mind thinks and believes, the subconscious identically creates.” – Brian Adams Outside my bedroom window is a T-junction street where the base of the T is a 100-foot cul-de-sac directly ahead of me. The cross street is longer, and when I look out my window everyday, I tend to look leftContinue reading “Now You See It”

Mayor Of Positude

Day 285 “Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful isContinue reading “Mayor Of Positude”

Recognize It. Accept It. Own It.

Day 284 “Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.” – Jim Rohn At the beginning of this month, when I logged on to one of my first web-based email accounts, I was forced to changeContinue reading “Recognize It. Accept It. Own It.”