One of my favorite things about my little cottage is the view from my kitchen window. It’s a double window that faces east-southeast, so, on the days when I rise early enough, I’m treated to some glorious sunrises. Since I live in the city, in an older neighborhood with lots of sixty- and seventy-foot trees, this sort of view is not necessarily a given, because the tree canopy often blocks it. Continue reading
Earlier this week, a friend from my theatre days posted a link to a blog post on a website called www.whitehottruth.com. The site is the creation of a Canadian woman named Danielle LaPorte, who is a writer, speaker, and a “strategic and intuitive business advisor.” Danielle writes and speaks from the heart, and the name of her blog is well chosen. She doesn’t mince words, and she has a powerful way of stringing words together so that they burn a searing path into your heart and mind.
She also uses some four-letter words here and there, and Continue reading
Wonder requires a child’s naivete…a tender and open heart, and a willingness to believe in the magic that’s all around us. Do you believe?
Joy isn’t created by happy thoughts or a positive attitude. It arises unbidden from a deep, wordless place…leaving us speechless and full of awe.
Gratitude is seeing and acknowledging the blessings that populate your life, every day, every moment. What blessings are right in front of you, right this minute?
Loving—really loving—someone takes truckloads of courage. You must learn to be both strong and vulnerable. You must learn to hold tight but let go.
True quiet is rare these days. Not only because of man-made noise, but also because we are so “busy” internally. Get quiet. What do you hear?