SATURDAY IS SITURDAY: HAVE A GOOD ONE

Saturday is SITURDAY! It’s the day after a long week and was created to give you the opportunity to have a change of pace – to SIT and have a quiet moment just doing nothing, maybe watching the wind blow through the trees, listening to soothing music, reading something inspiring. It’s the one day you have the chance to regroup and do whatever makes you better. SITURDAY is the one day that was designed for you to say, “This is MY day. I can choose to do things I want to do and things I have to do….but the day … Continue reading SATURDAY IS SITURDAY: HAVE A GOOD ONE

THE 10 MINUTE 10 MEMORY CHALLENGE – TRY IT

I was thinking about memoriesas I sat on the bench this morningin my meditation garden.I decided to try somethingI had never done before.I decided to take 10 minutes of my time,reflect back over my life,and come up with the 10 most memorable memoriesof my life.For 10 minutes I flooded my mindwith years and years of wonderful memories.Just when I thought I had a tentative list,another memory would pop upand I would adjust my list.I soon discovered that this wasa near impossible task.Yet this little exercise was one of the bestthings I have done in a long, long time.It made me realize … Continue reading THE 10 MINUTE 10 MEMORY CHALLENGE – TRY 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

AN AFRICAN PARABLE: INSIGHTS AND APPLICATION

PARABLE Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.  It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up.  It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. APPLICATION Get your rest. Wake up early. Focus.  Know what you plan to accomplish. Get going.  Take action.  Don’t tarry. Achieve your goals. Find a quiet spot to rest. Reflect on your day. Feel good about what you accomplished. Plan tomorrow so you’re ready to go early. Rest. Continue reading AN AFRICAN PARABLE: INSIGHTS AND APPLICATION

TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

To everything there is a season, a time for planting and a time for harvesting. A time when the Autumn season brings forth its golden harvest gathering— Apples, pumpkins, squash, and corn. Orange, red, brown and yellow leaves. A time when crisp cool air creeps in and signals that’s it’s time to don sweaters, to stroll down leaf-laden paths in the woods, build bonfires under star-studded skies, roast hotdogs, chestnuts and marshmallows, drink hot cocoa and sip sweeet apple cider, sing old familiar camp songs, and laugh and hug and be thankful. Yes, to everything there is a season. A … Continue reading TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON