"Forgiveness means something quite different to me. It is the state of grace that comes after you tend to your wounds. After you let go of the blame and the shame, and the notion that what you suffered through somehow makes you less-or more-than others. It's what happens after you take what's been done to you and transform those things into something good you can do for others. And it's a state of being you cannot will yourself to reach anymore than a child can will themselves to grow. One day you simply awaken to the realization that your compassion has softened the hard places, and you find yourself at peace. " Author unknown (APRIL 8, 2014)
SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground? Every followed a butterfly's erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short. The music won't last. Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask "how are you" do you hear the reply? When the day is done do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? You'd better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short. The music won't last. Ever told your child, "we'll do it tomorrow?" and in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die, because you never had time to call and say, "hi"? You'd better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short. The music won't last. When you run so fast to get somewhere, you miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift...thrown away. Life is not a race. Do take it slower. Hear the music...Before the song is over. Author unknown (APRIL 17, 2014)
"I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you. And, nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. So....don't give up your dreams. Author unknown (MAY 19, 2014)
I was very shocked and saddened when I heard about Robin Williams' death. It is important that we understand the depths of despair that can overtake a person. Robin was a treasure for us all and it is my true hope that he understood how much we cared for him and that his family is able to see that through our responses. There are lessons to be learned from his choices....if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, any issues at all, please seek out support...with your family, with your friends, with support groups. Call 911, call support hotlines, check the phonebook. It can be hard to reach out, but there are people there for us to reach and who are ready and willing to offer support and compassion. Please try. (AUGUST 27, 2014)
"You don't have to be airborne to fly." Megan M. (OCTOBER 13, 2017)
JULY 31, 2018 - AUTHORS UNKNOWN
*Hold on tight to your dream!
*Detachment.....recognizing and accepting the limits of responsibility.
*Success is a journey.....not a destination.
*Never build a wall, until you know what your're walling in and what your walling out.
*I am more powerful than the things that hurt me.
*What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the thing you need to do.
*Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else.....You are the one who gets burned!
*We are only as "sick" as the secrets we keep.
*To be committed - to be successful at anything -- you have to believe you can do it.
*I don't understand life, but if we can embrace the mystery, it can be quite wonderful.