...your name is safe in my mouth. - This quote or some variation of it has been attributed Jess C. Scott and Jodi Picoult. I think this is one of the kindest things to say to another person. Be it a family member, friend, or partner - I promise not to smear or betray you … Continue reading safe
If words contain a kind of magic, then the right words hold an incredible power. Over the course of your life, you've no doubt felt it. Whether it was a song that captured your own struggle, a book that captured your heart, or someone expressing their love - you've felt the power of words before. … Continue reading Quotable: nothing good or bad…
What if we stopped wishing ourselves past the hard stuff and focused on being present?
The idea of being present - of not looking backward or forward too much - is an important one. Slowing down, taking stock of our blessings, and paying attention to the world around us is important in how we relate to people and the world, and in how we can find happiness. But when we're … Continue reading Be present – for the hard stuff too
It's been little while since I wrote a quote post, but I think this one is well worth the effort: "Everything has beauty in it, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius It might sound a bit cheesy, but this year I'm trying to make an effort to start each day with gratitude. I'm hoping … Continue reading Seeing the beauty
Sometimes, people can really surprise you and show you an act of kindness when you need it most. I first noticed this several years ago when I was going through a bad divorce and happened upon several kind strangers. Even though they weren't a part of my life, just by showing kindness, they made a … Continue reading On Kindness
"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." - Eckhart Tolle As we finish out the first month of this new … Continue reading On presence
"In a world where you can be anything. Be kind." - unknownI don't think this quote for my quotable Thursday series really needs all that much explanation, as I think we learned its basic principle in kindergarten. You have the power to be anything; you control how you treat people. And with all of those … Continue reading Quotable – in a world where you can be anything…
Today is National Happiness Happens Day As children, happiness comes easily - a funny sounding word, the sight of a puppy, or the first taste of candy. But as adults, happiness can be more illusive. We carve our lives into pieces, trying to determine if we have adequate amounts of happiness. We ask ourselves hundreds … Continue reading On happiness
She told me to try to frame it in terms of gratitude. What was I thankful for as a result? What wouldn't I have if not for it happening?