Seeing the beauty

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

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On Kindness

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

On presence

"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

Quotable – in a world where you can be anything…

"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…

On happiness

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

Quotable Thursday – kindness

I often pick Thursdays to showcase quotes that I love or that I've been thinking about.  Today, I'm picking a quote on kindness, which seems to be underrated lately. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop I've been thinking about kindness a lot lately.  Not only in the recent political … Continue reading Quotable Thursday – kindness