Christmas memories are different now that my kids are all grown and out on their own. We put up a fancy live tree during their growing up years. We had dozens of ornaments and decorations for the house. The kids loved helping with the tree and arranging the nativity scene. But we never did the… More Christmas Memories
In a conversation with a friend, she said something about showing love toward things we hate, which really made me think. We were talking about the Corona Virus. Of course, most everyone I know hates this virus and the havoc it has caused society. But, I noticed a pattern: In the past, we have approached… More Showing Love Toward Things We Hate?
I love September. The temperatures are starting to cool down, the trees and plants turn lovely shades of yellow, orange, and red, and the kids going back to school leaves vacation areas quiet. A perfect time for reflection! For me, September is full of anniversaries: In late September, I celebrate nearly seven decades of life… More September: A Time of Reflection
There is no better time than now to spread some kindness. As our country and the world is racked by hostility, riots, and civil unrest, let us look at ways to spread kindness so that we can heal our world. The following is an excerpt from an article, “Kindness – the Recipe for an End… More Ways to Spread Kindness
As we move into the new year, let’s start with adopting these three little filters! The Triple-Filter Test Taken from WISDOM STORIES TO LIVE BY In ancient Greece, Socrates (the famous philosopher) was visited by an acquaintance of his. Eager to share some juicy gossip, the man asked if Socrates would like to know the story… More Socrates’ Triple-Filter Test
This Thanksgiving weekend I would like to share a story about making a difference in someone’s life. Little do we know how one small act of kindness can mean so much to another person. Several acts of kindness can produce a huge impact on the world around us. The Starfish Story Taken from Events for… More The Starfish Story — Making a Difference
In a world where division, anger and hate seem so prevalent, cultivating love can make a positive impact on those around you. Personally, I am horrified by the lack of empathy in our society. When we push aside our humanitarianism — the parts of us that care for one another — the further we move… More Cultivating Love and Compassion
If you remember the 70s and 80s when the evangelical movement was quite strong (and I was among those following it) and all kinds of ‘Christian’ bumper stickers were popular. But, do you remember WWJD? It stood for the words: ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ At the time, I was not impressed with the saying. Even… More Remember “WWJD”?
I start my morning by reading emails from many New Thought leaders and churches. The uplifting messages help start my day on a positive tone which affects everything I do for the rest of the day. This week I received an email from a retired Center for Spiritual Living minister in northern California. Her newsletter talked… More Kind Attentiveness