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Sunday, May 12, 2019

About 'Pay It Forward'

Those who have read my book, "Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons in Life" know that I was raised on the concept of 'paying it forward long before the movie ever was made. I was reading a comment on FB... land of the idiots... and someone made a comment about the practice and how the movie 'changed... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Miles of Dreams "Much like an ocean, hopes and aspirations can be endless." - Just a thought I had one day as I drove by the northern shoreline of Lake Michigan. I spoke with a couple of young people a couple of days back, and they were lamenting the future or lack thereof. They couldn't explain why... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair." Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be. Demanding that life meet our expectations is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence. Life is a game with no rules. Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions. Our only path to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Loneliness

I found this article in the NY Post interesting this morning. The 'odd' thing being, I wrote my first book on grief and loneliness back in 2014, wrote another in 2016, and then wrote a third earlier this year (The Brick) and every one of them talked about loneliness in a very frank manner. As... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 29, 2019

To Thine Own Self... "To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest." - Mahatma Gandhi. I had this quote on my notepad for a couple of weeks before I finally took it up. It wasn't an 'inner conflict' or some such blather, and I just wanted to be sure that I gave this profound statement... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. - Helen Keller Resist the... Sign in to see full entry.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

How God Works - an old anonymous story retold A very religious man was stranded in his house as the flood waters began to rise. Soon all the roads were impassible, and the water lapped at his front door. A neighbor rowed past in a boat. He called out to the man, "Come with me to higher ground." The... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Let It Go "Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past." - Lama Surya Das It took me over thirty years to forgive someone, and while it may have hurt them, only after I decided to 'let it go' did I realized how much it was hurting me. The 'sins' of the person that had aggrieved me... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Matthew 28:1-10 1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the LORD descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the... Sign in to see full entry.

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