A friend sent this to me today. I recommend making a cup of tea and sitting down to enjoy the ten minutes it will take to watch it.
So I have three unfinished drafts for this blog sitting in my posts queue—and that’s only because I trashed a couple of others. I’ve recently been staying fairly busy just trying to keep money coming in, and have also been pretty stressed about one thing or another, so finding the time and the focus to actually sit and write has been a challenge.
This is when that quote comes in—the one that says when we say we don’t have time for something, it actually means we don’t make the time. Guilty as charged, I suppose Continue reading
Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
Don’t look for water. Be thirsty.
We don’t question our need for food or water or air. We honor those instincts in order to survive and thrive. We also have a spiritual instinct—we sense that there is more to life than just the daily grind. That there is meaning and wonder, and that we were put here to love each other and life itself. The first step on a spiritual path is to value your spiritual instinct—to allow yourself to be thirsty Continue reading
And if there ain’t no beauty,
you gotta make some beauty,
have mercy, listen to me, yeah…
~Steven Curtis Chapman (Earth, Wind & Fire), “All About Love”
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
in the green field
were spinning and tossing
the white ribbons
of their songs
into the air.
I had nothing
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage–pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically–to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.