Monthly Archive: November 2007

Nov
05

Think Different

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed, say: “There is another way of looking at this.”
-A Course In Miracles

There are things that happen around us that automatically trigger a response of anger or stress. We believe our anger or annoyance is justified, and we will often talk with others to validate those feelings. In reality, unless you are being immediately attacked by a killer bear or a steel girder is about to fall …

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Nov
03

Web Authors Who Inspire Me XI

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
-William Arthur Ward

Mel Kaye from Attitude, The Ultimate Power posted a guest post as a part of the Desiderata series at every, every minute. In his post, he links to a post on his site with a video put together by the Junior Attractors, The Gratitude Dance. I felt compelled to share it with you here. It’s …

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Nov
02

It’s a Wonderful, Hard Life

There are parts of a ship which taken by themselves would sink. The engine would sink. The propeller would sink. But when the parts of a ship are built together, they float. So with the events of my life. Some have been tragic. Some have been happy. But when they are built together, they form a craft that floats and is going someplace.
-Ralph Sockman

Life is great. Life is hard. It is full of joy and full of pain. We are showered with gifts and stricken with grief. To live a full life, avoiding pain and grief is as self-defeating as avoiding joy. Just as the appreciation of a warm spring day is amplified by months of uncomfortable cold, …

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Nov
01

Be Silly Every Day

Take time every day to do something silly.
-Philipa Walker

My son Tristen walking around wearing “Mama Shoos”. When small children are around, it is hard to get through a day without doing something silly. For that, I am grateful! With all of the important business I have to deal with each day, it would be easy for me to maintain a serious attitude. By …

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