May 1, 2016

Enjoying The Seasons

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"April showers bring May flowers." common saying

We have had several days of rain.  Good moisture for the area.  When the sun does reemerge, flowers and greenery will pop out.  Spring.  A time for new beginnings.  What can you begin anew?

Apr 30, 2016

Happiness

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"Happiness, not in some other place, but in this place - - - not for another hour, but for this hour." Walt Whitman

Happiness is choice -- unless we have a biochemical imbalance in our brains, and, then, thankfully, we have medication and other practices for that.  Let us choose to be happy.  The whole world benefits.  

Apr 29, 2016

Courage

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"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." John Wayne

Others have said the same thing.  It is not so much to be brave, but to walk through our fears.  Fear is a natural human emotion.  Some say there really are just two emotions:  love and fear.  When afraid, we can do it anyway.  

Apr 28, 2016

Forgiving

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"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it." Confucius

Wow.  Big order, and yet, he is right.  We will all be wronged in life, and, unfortunately, we will probably also wrong someone else.  We are human and makes mistakes.  The important thing is to let it go, stop ruminating on it, do not take it personally.  Forgive.  It is a choice, and we do it for our own peace of mind and physical and mental health.

Apr 27, 2016

What The Day Brings

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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." Robert Louis Stevenson

Goals are good, but not as important as the journey.  Each day we affect our environments.  We are either a blessing -- or not.  We can decide to be a blessing in every situation.  

Apr 26, 2016

Being Content

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"Remember, you don't have to be doing something 'constructive' to contribute -- the vibration of your contented energy is a blessing." Jane Beach

Were you raised knowing it was okay to just relax?  I think most of us were not.  There is often a sense that one must be 'doing something' in order to be contributing.  But, what if our major contribution is in our attitude of contentment -- whether or not we are actively producing?  

Apr 25, 2016

Being Masters of Our Minds

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"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n." Milton

How true.  It is not so much the circumstances as our reactions to the circumstances that make up the quality of our lives.  We can be in the same circumstances as someone else and for one it is positive, while for the other it is negative.  It is a matter of how we choose to perceive it.