I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup. ~ The Decemberists Fairy tales talk about Prince Charming and happily ever after and yes it's true: meeting our soulmate is the pinnacle of life for many of us. Sometimes, though, happily ever after for us and our soulmate isn't in the cards. So, if . . .
It's that time of the month again. No, that THAT time! It's time for my monthly post on Making Your Dreams Come True at The Succulent wife. Want to read it? I thought you might. Here's the link: Making Your Dreams Come True: Handling Negative Thoughts . . .
In a conversation the other day, I was taken aback to hear a friend speak of another friend with judgment and condemnation. I saw the situation differently. I could imagine the pain our mutual friend was experiencing. The fear.It all seemed so clear to me.But it wasn't to my . . .
There's so much bad news in the world it's easy to get on heartbreak overload--so many people in pain, hurt in such awful ways. For that reason, I'd purposely avoided reading details about the Indian woman who died from injuries sustained in a gang rape last month.But then, the other night, I . . .
Photo credit* Be gentle, kind and patient with yourself. Now that's something I need to do more of,because I'm pretty good at recognizing my own failings.Even if I don't acknowledge them out loud. Louise Hay uses a beautiful and fitting garden analogy to teach us patienceand the value of . . .
Curly Girl Design The night was the worst; she couldn't understand how anyone slept. ...sometimes a moment of unconsciousness stole over her but then she would wake and remember again.... And reacquainting herself with this knowledge, after the ignorance of sleep, was even more . . .
Here's the great thing about life:At any given moment, we can change how we feel.Sure, there have been times in my lifewhen I've let circumstancesbuffet me around a bit.Once I realized that I didn't have to be at the mercy of life-- that I could choose my feelings --well, let's just say it was an . . .
I remember* a day, decades ago, when late one night(long before the necessary paranoia that defines"security" today) after an evening out and a few cocktailsM, a couple of friends and I somehow got into the office of the Governor of Florida.Yep. Right into his office.And into his chair.It was . . .
A beautiful scarlet bird in a cage. We'll never see a flash of scarlet across a blue sky. Or perched on a branch.This bird's safe.But at what cost?Have you chosen safety over excitement? Over fulfillment?How's that working for you?Or, a better question: what's it costing you? . . .
Sharpen the colored pencils,it's time to get to work,to draw your 2012 life with decisive lines,in bright hues,andwith a firm grip. . . .