It’s Too Hard NOT To Forgive

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” — Steve Maraboli We often find ourselves stuck in the past, unable to let go of old hurts and experiences that we perceive as situations where weContinue reading “It’s Too Hard NOT To Forgive”

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Day 357 “Six Beliefs That Set the Course of Your Life 1. If you don’t believe the impossible can happen, then you are right. 2. When you feel like you are less than others, then you are right. 3. When you believe what you have and how you were raised keeps you from having everythingContinue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Someone Special

Day 339 “This is a time to give thanks, not only to others but to ourselves as well. It is easy to forget that each of us plays an important role in life, and that if even one of us was not here, the world would not be the same. ” – Alan Finger OneContinue reading “Someone Special”

Uniquely Woven

Day 314 “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” – Mahatma Gandhi Like many people in America, and around the world, I was in a state of shock after hearing the results of the presidential election last night. After the shock wore off, my firstContinue reading “Uniquely Woven”

Body Armour

Day 307 “Let someone love you just the way you are. As flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and unaccomplished you may think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving whatContinue reading “Body Armour”

Diwali: Festival Of Lights

Day 303 “As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson It’s Diwali today – India’s biggest holiday, celebrated all over the world by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The legends that go with the festival are differentContinue reading “Diwali: Festival Of Lights”

A Belly Full Of Love

Day 294 “Love people. Cook them tasty food.” – Bumper Sticker When I was growing up, my dad always insisted we have dinner as a family. Even when I was older and still living at home, I made a point of coming home for dinner no matter what I was doing. When I moved across the continent to California,Continue reading “A Belly Full Of Love”

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”