SURELY THERE’S A SONG OF JOY IN EACH OF US

I awake each morningto hear the joyful songsof birds outside my window.They sing without worryingabout who hears.The sing without worryingabout what anyone thinks.They simply sing because they have a song.Surely there is a song of joy in each of us.O that I might start my daywith a morning song,without worrying about who hearsor what anyone thinks.May I sing joyfullysimply because I have a song. Continue reading SURELY THERE’S A SONG OF JOY IN EACH OF US

GOOD NEWS: AFTER WINTER, COMES THE SPRING

According to an old proverb,There’ one thing we know for sure.No matter how long the Winter,Spring is sure to follow.Winter never lasts forever,Spring never fails to arrive.Perhaps Life is much like that.No matter how long our “winter” lasts,no matter how long our struggles, good will surely arrive.Spring shows us that after darknessthere is always the morning light.Like the cherry blossoms of spring, there is always good that blooms.That’s one thing we know for sure. Continue reading GOOD NEWS: AFTER WINTER, COMES THE SPRING

BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

Saturday is the day almost everyone looks forward to.It’s a change of pace day.It’s a catch up day.It’s a recreation day.It’s an everything day.For me, this Saturday is anopportunity to share somethoughts that are swirling in my head.Here they are.1. Success is like a game of chess. You have to make the right moves to win the game.  Your most importantmove is often your first one.2. Always be willing to give something up in order toachieve a goal.3. Those who learn best are those who listen well.4. How we face tomorrow often depends on howwe live today.5. The consistency of one’s effort … Continue reading BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT, OR IS IT?

Some say, “The sky’s the limit.”But is it?When we’re talking abouthopes, dreams, and possibilities,should the word “limit”even be in our vocabulary?In a way,the sky represents life,and if we’re holding our head downwardwe’ll never see the sky’s grandeur,the spectacular sunrises,the dazzling sunsets,the breathtaking rainbows.And if we do look upwardbut see only dark, dreary storm clouds,we’ll miss the endless parade ofshapes, formations, and figuresthat march by.No, the sky is not the limit.To find out, don’t look downward.Look upward.Reach for the sky, and you’ll likely touch the starts. Continue reading THE SKY’S THE LIMIT, OR IS IT?

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