LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING…..IT’S ALWAYS THERE

No matter how dark the sky,no matter how bad the storm,there’s always a silver liningwhere the sun is shining bright.But you must believe.You must believe it’s thereand look for it.When difficult times come,when life seems dark and heavy,look for the silver liningthat waits to awaken your soul.It’s there.It’s waiting.Believe that good is going to happenand it will.Even when life brings hurt and pain,you do not have to hang on to the painin order to hold on to a memory.Choose what you want to hang on toand let the rest go.Let go and hang on to the silver lining.Be comforted because … Continue reading LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING…..IT’S ALWAYS THERE

REVIVE THE LITTLE CHILD THAT’S STILL INSIDE YOU

When you were youngthe CHILD that you werewas ALIVE withimagination, fantasy, hopes, dreams,playfulness, wonder, optimism, curiousity,whimsy, lightheartedness, idealism.So ALIVE with fun and energy,and so much more.Do you remember?And now the questions is:What happened to that child?Most people believe theyleft that child in childhood,that it’s long gone.Well, guess what.That fun-loving childis still WITHIN you.It’s waiting for you to encourage itto re-surface.It’s waiting for youto give it LIFE once again,give it freedom to come ALIVE.It’s totally up to you.You have the power to do it .SO, May this daybe the first day of NEW LIFEfor the CHILD WITHIN YOU.It’s NEVER too late to do … Continue reading REVIVE THE LITTLE CHILD THAT’S STILL INSIDE YOU

15 GOOD REASONS TO KEEP ON LIVING

For every seed there is a flower.For every storm there is a rainbow.For every pain there is healing.For every hate there is love.For every loss there is gain.For every failure there is victory.For every sadness there is comfort.For every bad there is good.For every struggle there is growth.For every problem there is an answer.For every tear-drop there is laughter.For every obstacle there is opportunity.For every discouragement there is hope.For every despair there is a dream.For every prayer there is an answer. Continue reading 15 GOOD REASONS TO KEEP ON LIVING

YOU WERE BORN WITH A BAG FULL OF TALENTS

Here’s good news.When you were born you were givena bag full of talents.The talents inside the bagare uniquely yoursand are give to you to usethroughout your entire life.The talents are God’s gift to you.How you choose to use your talentsis your gift to God.Here’s more good news.Your purpose in lifecomes from inside the bag.You don’t have to search for it.You simply discover your purposewhen you find ways to use the talents in the bagto enrich the lives of othersand improve the world around you.That gives your life purpose.That’s your gift back to God.Emptiness in life comes when you fail to use your … Continue reading YOU WERE BORN WITH A BAG FULL OF TALENTS

O LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO…..WOW, HOW REASSURING

There’s an old songI used to sing.It had a line in it that said,”O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.”Wow….what a powerful thought.Somehow it just popped into my headas lyrics often do.And it got me thinking.What a reassuring feelingto be lovedwith such intensity,with such depth,with such grace.A love that will simply not let me go.How comforting to have the arms of lovewrapped around mein such a waythat I can do nothingbut rejoice,give thanks,and love backas I am loved.“O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.”Thank you Continue reading O LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO…..WOW, HOW REASSURING

THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF LETTING GO

When we moved into a retirement communityI was faced with somethingI hadn’t thought about when I was younger.Downsizing.  Letting go.To move from a larger homefilled with things collected and saved over many yearsto a much smaller homerequres sorting through every single item you ownand deciding what to keep and what to LET GO.It’s agonizing.Each item has so many memories, so many stories.You hold each item in your handand you re-live the moments associated with it.Some items bring a fond smile.Some items bring tears.Some items bring thoughtful reflection.You sit there going through it alland it’s like your whole lifeis passing before you.The message … Continue reading THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF LETTING GO

THINGS TO DO AND NOT DO WHEN SOMEONE’S HURTING

When you’re hurtingthere’s something healing to know that others are hurting for you and with you.It’s comforting when someone says,”I understand.”And they take the timeto be there for you in a supportive way.and you know they’re sincere.BUTwhen someone’s hurtingPLEASE……PLEASE don’t say”Let me know if there’s anything I can do.”That is so hollow.Especially when there’s ALWAYS something you can do.Always!JUST DO IT!It doesn’t matter how big or small it is,JUST DO IT!It will help the healing.Like,Send a thoughtful note.Spend time with them.Take them out for lunch.Give them a casserole or soup.Bake them some cookies.Give them a book or puzzle.Give them a gift card … Continue reading THINGS TO DO AND NOT DO WHEN SOMEONE’S HURTING