Since last week I posted a heavy, emotional post, I thought I’d switch gears to the entertainment topic today. I have more heavy posts drafted, but let’s go lighter today. Here are a few reviews of things we’ve watched while stuck at home. These are a mix of genres, and I’ve shown the years they aired. Continue reading “Freaks, Weddings, and Royalty”
In case you missed my other posts, I’m writing about how I learned that I’m not as nice a person as I believed while on my trip to South Dakota.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~ Mark Twain
… of the statistically unemployed.
by Lori (L. Virelli)
Because I don’t see you as a victim,
you’ve made me your perpetrator.
Because I see you as empowered,
you’ve made me ignorant.
Because I don’t blame your mistakes
on anyone else,
you’ve made me to blame.
Because I see failure as an opportunity,
you’ve made me insensitive
for having faith in you,
instead of pitying you. Continue reading “Victim”
I’m so blessed and honored that my blogging sister, vivacious, vibrant Viveka nominated me for blog of the year 2012. Continue reading “Award Etiquette Falls by the Wayside”
Like many of my fellow bloggers, I am an awe of nature. We feel connected to something deeper when we take the time to soak in the great outdoors. I wondered why we’re so taken and why it leaves us with that feeling of serenity. As usual, a few things came to mind that I thought I’d share here on my blog. Continue reading “The Nature of Nature”
~ Virtue and integrity seem to be things of the past.
~ Having faith in The Divine, God, or a Universal Intelligence that gives us freedom to grow, to prosper and to err, seems to be treated as “small minded,” or “unenlightened.”
~ Equality seems to mean uniformity.
~ Believing in one’s own inner power to overcome, or in our own empowerment, seems to be treated as “acting superior.” Continue reading “Random Observations”
I’m not sure why I haven’t been more excited about a big goal I reached one week ago today. I mean, it’s been two and a half years, you’d think I’d be shouting it from the rooftops. “I finally did it. I finished my first novel! Yahoo!“
Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight. Oppression doesn’t stand on the doorstep with a toothbrush, mustache and swastika armband — it creeps up insidiously … step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen realizes it is gone. ~ Baron Lane
I’m mad at myself. Okay, maybe not mad, more like disappointed in myself.
When I was away in Chicago a few weeks ago, two difficult things happened. In order to spare you the details, let’s just say they could’ve been long lasting difficulties. They scared me, and my mind went directly to the worst case scenario. I freaked out. I worried. I fretted. I stressed. I agonized. If you can think of any other synonyms, I did those too.
I tried to get a hold of myself and went off to a quiet place to clear my head and pray. Do you know what happened? Something came over me … a warm, calming comfort that told me everything was going to be okay. Continue reading “Freak out, Worry, Fret, Stress, Agonize”
If you can’t change the people around you … then change the people who you are around. ~ author unknown
Nature of the Lion
The white cat sat scrunched down on all fours.
We eyed each other suspiciously.
How did it get inside my house?
My husband walked by the cat
seemingly unaware of its presence.
I asked, “Don’t you see that cat?”
He answered, “No.
This is your dream, not mine.”
Ignoring us, he left the room. Continue reading “Nature of the Lion”
There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. ~ Robert Brault
For more quotes, check out my quotations page.
I woke up on my birthday last Wednesday feeling pretty lousy. Not only was my age the reason, but one of my many ailments had acted up. Just a reminder of what’s to come in the years ahead of me.
Every morning I read a prayer book, so to speak, as it’s more like daily affirmations. Each reading has the day’s date on it. After I read it, I do a brief time of prayer and meditation. I’d like to share with you what it said on my birthday date. Timing, Divine Providence, synchronicity, or whatever you want to call it, usually comes through when we need It.
… my wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more.
Here are the lyrics to the song I referred to in my Wednesday post, my favorite of all time by the band Kansas. The spirituality of the lyrics and power in the music, has always moved me. Anyone else care to share their favorites of all time in a comment below?
This is a wistful, melancholy day indeed … for me anyway. I don’t want to face this birthday. I want to pull the covers over my head and fast forward to tomorrow. No wait, rewind would be better, because I’d be young again. Sigh. Continue reading “Wistful Wednesday Wisdom”