A little bit of peace

I've been thinking about peace a great deal this week: in the individual sense, not the global one. I tend to believe that what we accomplish on the individual level then ripples outward, through our families and workplaces and communities. It seems to me that there is always a very valid disruption to our sense … Continue reading A little bit of peace

Friday Philosophy…Surprise

People have mixed feelings on surprises. There are those of us who do not like the huge party-style "surprise" in which many people jump out yelling. With that being said, quiet surprises are a good thing. 🙂 And no screaming is involved! "Surprise is the greatest gift which life can give us." ~ Boris Pasternak … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Surprise

Friday Philosophy…Patience

Patience ought to be a four letter word. I'm nearly at my two week mark, post-surgery. Nearly allowed back in the pool, nearly allowed to run again. Last night, I dreamed entirely about swimming - even my dreaded butterfly. Sigh. I'm not patient. So, thoughts on patience from minds other than my own: "The strongest … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Patience

Friday Philosophy…Power

We are all infinitely powerful beings. We may forget this truth, because we think power means having control, or that things always go our way. Power runs deeper than that: it comes from being miraculous and magical creations. We transcend time, and we are filled with an incredible capacity for faith and love and hope … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Power

Friday Philosophy…Safety

When I was a child, I was very cautious. I was extremely concerned with safety. I didn't go through that "invincible" phase that most teenagers seem to enjoy so much. Now that I'm pretending to be an adult, I've noticed that safety is more of an illusion than a reality. I've also noticed that growth … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Safety