Tuesday, October 3, 2017

At Peace

Shootings, hurricanes, deaths, starvation, flooding, angst.  The past several weeks these themes have been prevalent. If I live in fear of these, if I speak out, if I...

I'm angry with the powers at be are not capable of helping for reasons beyond understanding

Peoples lives are affected in ways I can only imagine leaving my soul uneasy

Reinhold Niebuhr wrote in 1951 a statement/prayer that has taken a life of its own bringing peace to many

 God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.


This Serenity prayer offers acceptance, acceptance and hope,  To me it brings peace to my anger

To me, perhaps to us it means PEACE.   I, we are to be PEACE MAKERS to our selves and others


peacemaker--One who has the ability to say "peace" to the turbulent waves of thought and have them obey. A peacemaker is one who reduces to peace and harmony all the thoughts of strife, anger, and retaliation in his own mind

Ill focus on being a peace maker to calm my angst and anger,  Can you join me?


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Be Silly

There's times when humor is needed, with laughter as a release of joy, lets try to just be silly




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Please Me?

People are going to hate you no matter what you do.
No matter what you do in this life there is always going to be someone out there who disagrees with you or hates you. You simply cannot please everyone! Be the best version of yourself every day, and if you do that, you have nothing to worry about.
I try to keep a fresh perspective. There is a good thing ahead and it's closer than I can imagine. I'd rather please me than please you

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Motto

I was watching a video blog called "Does your relationship have a motto?"
The idea of a motto or more actually a way to make it work such a a business model

I like that and realized that's something I missed in my marriage (20/20 hindsight)

Not being 100% sure how to write a 'business model' for a relationship I looked for resources or quotes. I like this one

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.
          Leo F. Buscaglia


Looking back the motto I'd choose with my ex husband would be "Trust more, share more, love often."

Think about this in other relationships: with friends, family, co workers, neighbors etc

What will be your motto?


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Don't Worry

I recently heard some one offer support after a break up "You seem to be worrying about someone who isn't worried about you."   I replaced "worried" with "thinking" and get the same response

No longer will I allow someone from my past influence my future.  He's well into the past and I'm certain he's not worrying about me.

From jobs, friends, relationships, etc: when it's over, let it go - odd are they already have




Monday, May 8, 2017

What if

I used to say "once I earn..." or "when I finish.." or even "once this is over I'll.."

Why keep waiting?  How many times have we/I heard "live for the moment?  

Let that moment be now!!  

A friend of mine is in prison and he recently shared "I spent the day as usual, made tea, meditated, worked the program (he's in AA).  He has a release date yet never says "when i'm out I'll.." He lives for each day, seeks good out of his situation.

There's times I felt like I was in a prison where I let situations dictate my actions and progress.

No more "what if's for me." I see a need for change, for growth and I jump on it.

Let's leap, that leap of faith, and drop our what ifs


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Not Weakness

I read this after talking with someone who's break up is difficult. Thus the name "BREAK up"

Have you faced difficulties only to feel like a failure? I know I have. It's my self affirming life that keeps me going.   I hope my friend doesn't give up and neither will I..  Are you in for trying one more time, too?

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

 Thomas A. Edison