REACH FOR YOUR STAR

Wherever you are in lifereach for your star.Each star shineswith hopes and dreams.So reach high.And in the vast galaxyof endless possibilities,YOUR star is there.Find it.Reach for it.But do not wait forever,because forever is onlyas long as today.Let go of your doubts.Let go of your fears.Let go of all distractions.Focus on your star.You’re never too youngto reach for it.You’re never too old.Hopes and dreamsknow no age.Do not let life slip bywithout reaching highand grasping your star. Continue reading REACH FOR YOUR STAR

THREE KEY WORDS THAT DEFINE A FIRST-CLASS RELATIONSHIP

Blue-ribbon, first-class relationships don’t just happen. They require attention. Here are three words that are always a part of every effective relationship. People often give lip-service to these three words, but living them is a different story. If nothing else, they’re good reminders. LOVE Anyone can say, “I love you.” But saying it isn’t enough. ACTIVE LOVE is the foundation of a rock-solid relationship, showing the other person on a REGULAR BASIS that you love her/him. Love is never, ever taken for granted. You make a CONSISTENT EFFORT to SHOW your love by doing all the little things that DEMONSTRATE … Continue reading THREE KEY WORDS THAT DEFINE A FIRST-CLASS RELATIONSHIP

LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

Another morning breaks.Another welcome dawn.What a blessing to awaketo the gift of another day.What joy to see the lightstream through the silhouetted trees,to see the dew drops bright and glisteningon silhouetted leaves.How refreshing to feel the gentle touchof the early morning breeze.How beautiful to hear the choral singing from birdsperched proudly in the trees.O let me listen to this new day in silence,as it softly speaks to me.Let not my heart be attachedto yesterday.Let not my heart be burdenedwith a load of care.Rather,let my soul be filled with today,the beauty, the sights, the sounds,the wonders all around.Let my heart be … Continue reading LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

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?

IF YOUR HEART IS BEATING, THERE’S STILL TIME FOR DREAMS

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

THE MIRACLE OF RETRIEVING YOUR MEMORIES

  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

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