Get In The Spirit

What does it mean to be in the spirit of the holidays? Around here people are hanging bright and beautiful lights.  People get together to celebrate.  They see people who they do not get to see everyday.  They buy thoughtful gifts for one another.  People listen to fun music.  Great food is served with love.  People pause…

Flakes Welcome

I really love this sign.  It is in a Christmas shop, but I like it for a lot of reasons. At some point most of us feel a little flakey.  A little awkward.  A little less than cool. When we are kids, we think it will all be better when we are adults.  But as adults, we…

Who Is Your Best Friend?

Best friends are wonderful.  Supportive, loving friends help make our worlds blessed and happy.  But what if we do not have a best friend?  Do we just miss out on all of that happiness and support? We can be our own best friend.  We can give ourselves love and support.  We can take ourselves to…

Take A Gratitude Moment

What are you grateful for?  Sometimes we can get too busy, too distracted by everything we think we need to do – and we forget to pause and count our blessings.  We forget to be thankful for everything we have. It is very important to take time out to be grateful.  What we focus on…

Don’t Miss The Train

When we worry and complain about how we would like things to be different – we miss what is right in front of us.  We miss opportunities to be grateful.  We miss opportunities for change.  We miss any beauty along our paths.  Don’t let the little picture get in the way.  What worries us today may…

Create Your Own Inspiration

We can create our own inspiration when we keep our eyes open – when we keep our hearts open – to what moves us. Is it a book, a painting, a walk in the woods – what moves us?  When we find what moves us, we can look for ways create it again and again. Creating…

My Birthday Wish

Tomorrow is my birthday!  Every year for my birthday I ask everyone to be especially kind and compassionate toward everyone they come into contact with.  That is always the most wonderful present I can think of.  If we all spent one day being nice to each other, we could all change the whole world!  We…