I came across an interview as a follow on from a friend's blog. It was on a sensitive topic. I have lived through a family member's depressive and suicidal behaviour, and spent a long time trying to analyse and digest what and why. There are always questions and no answers. A puzzle that is never… Continue reading You are Not Alone
"The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge In the wake of #Black Lives Matter, some folk appear inclined to believe that being strong is a way to win respect, when it is just a way to promulgate… Continue reading Kindness – An Antidote to Self Criticism
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius If you think of yourself as the best thing since sliced bread, that will become your reality. Likewise, if you think you are broken, or a failure, then in all likelihood, you will feel broken and miserable. If you feel you… Continue reading Challenging Thoughts and Reality
Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." - Ken Keyes Jr. Frustration is an emotion that arises from challenges that stand in the way of us achieving our goals. How we deal with frustration depends on how much we… Continue reading Sunday sayings – Frustration Tolerance
"The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks."Unknown Many of us want to be right! We think we are right. We try to be right. We even try to convince others that we are right. It may be because it elevates our social status, or… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Unhappiness
I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.
Turn on the radio to any channel.
Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear
(lyrics to a song, a commercial, etc.) A Mother's Lament examines the difficulties many military families face: the re-adjustment phase of Veterans returning to normal life, after the horrors of armed conflict, and trying to deal with PTSD. This is my contribution to the Poetry Challenge that runs until October.
I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Each Friday, I post some thought provoking words from different parts of the world that make us think more deeply about something.
Each Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
John Wooden suggests that if you don't make mistakes, you aren't doing anything. He says doers make mistakes. How do you handle failure? Each week I post thought provoking wisdom that relate to our everyday life, offering wise words to make our lives better.