Sometimes when I want to reflectand ponder about life,I walk along the woodland trailthat runs behind my home.I raise my face and feelthe sprinkles of the sunstreaming through the treesand I listen.I listen for the heartbeatsthat surround me.The heartbeats of today,yesterday, the day before,even years past.I feel the rhythm of hearts beating,so mysteriously present,in the earth, the wind, the morning dew, in the red fox, the squirrel, the raccoon, the chattering chickadee,the doe and her fawn,the Native American Indian,the early settlers.I hear all the heartbeats pounding.I feel them in my soul.O the hopes and dreams that come from human hearts.And … Continue reading IF YOUR HEART IS BEATING, THERE’S STILL TIME FOR DREAMS
WHAT IS A BUCKET LIST?It is simply a list of thingsyou want to experience in lifebefore you die,dreams you want to fulfill.Why a Bucket List?Simply to remind yourselfof things, big and small,that are important enough to youto want to experience.Its not a To Do List.There is no pressure to get it done.It’s Value is that it helps to defineyour Purpose in Life.It gives your life direction,sets forth your hopes and dreams,without agendas.It’s not set in stone.You can adjust it as you go.And here’s the good news.Research shows that peoplewho have a Bucket List,a defined Purpose in Life,tend to live longer than … Continue reading A BUCKET LIST CAN DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE
Late at night I hear the trains In the distance. The soft rhythmic sounds Of the clickety clacks On the tracks And the nostalgic whistles At the cross sections Make me wonder Where the train is going Places unknown to me But make me dream About all the places I want to go Things I want to do Will I have time Perhaps Perhaps only In my dreams. Continue reading O THE PLACES THE TRAINS GO
In the mysterious deep recesses of your mind is a special private place, a safe and secure BANK, where thousands and thousands of wonderful MEMORIES are stored. All the special moments in your life are neatly filed there….forever. Every precious moment you ever experienced. All the people you ever knew. All the hopes you ever had. All the dreams you ever dreamed are there. And by some MIRACLE you can send a signal to that space and instantly RETRIEVE any one of those MEMORIES and RELIVE it. You can pick and choose what you want. Many of the MEMORIES … Continue reading THE MIRACLE OF RETRIEVING YOUR MEMORIES
O’ the things that we carry. When we’re young we often carry childhood fears. As we mature, we carry hopes and dreams. As we get older we often carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. Too often we carry guilt and regret. When we face trials and struggles, we know we must carry on. When we see beauty we carry the images in our mind. And the people we love dearly we carry in our hearts… forever. O’ the things that we carry. Continue reading O’ THE THINGS THAT WE CARRY
LIE IN THE GRASS. Watch the clouds. CLIMB TREES. Run through puddles. MAKE MUD PIES. Fly a kite. BUILD A FORT Play hide ‘n seek. CATCH FIREFLIES. PRETEND IMAGINE DREAM. Oh, those wonderful childhood moments. Where did they go? Are they still inside us? I hope so. Perhaps….PERHAPS It’s time to dust them off and RECAPTURE THE MAGIC OF IT ALL. Before……BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. Continue reading CAN WE RECAPTURE OUR SPECIAL CHILDHOOD MOMENTS?