Stop and Smell the Roses

"You can complain because Roses have thorns, or you can rejoice, because thorns have Roses." ~ Ziggy.  Slow down and smell the Roses. Life moves fast.  Life is filled with distractions, the latest craze, the latest TV show, the latest gadget.  Slow down and stop for a minute to smell the roses.

Seize the Day

I have a friend who lives by a three-word philosophy: Seize the moment. Just possibly she may be the wisest woman on this planet.  Too many people put off something . . .

worried woman

6 x 6 Stress Reducers

Go to bed on time.
Get up on time so you can start the day without rushing.
Say "No" to  more stuff in your life. . .

One Thousand Marbles

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work.

What's Your Agenda for Today?

Smile at a stranger.  Drop a coin where a child can find it.  Learn something new and teach it to someone else.  Tell someone you love them.

Time Waits for No One

To realize the value of a sister or brother, ask someone who doesn't have one.  To realize the value of ten years, ask a newly . . .

Dance the Slow Dance Sometime

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?  Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?  Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?  Or gazed at the sun?

I am Thankful

I am thankful, FOR the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching T.V., because that means she is at home.

teen and mom

What Feels Good?

Doesn't it feel good?  Falling in love. Laughing so hard your face hurts. A hot shower.

What's Mid-Life All About?

Mid-Life means that the upper arms disappear. Instead, people turn into flying squirrels.

The Daffodil Principle

What would happen if you started planting daffodils, one at a time, and repeated that over and over again?


Life in Black and White

You could hardly see for all the snow, So you spread the rabbit ears as far as they’d go. Pull a chair up to the TV set, “Good night David, Good night Chet”.


Do you find yourself making that statement?  "Where is my balance?" If this is you, start by asking yourself, what makes my life out of balance? Do I work too much? Do I work too little? Do I start every day with purpose, with a vision for the day, and the future? Or is finding your own balance challenged by all the reactive tasks, people, and events in your life?  Is it time to change?

Daily Manna

"Come to me daily." In the history of Moses leading the people out of Egypt, they were provided for daily, with manna bread from heaven. The Bible often speaks with the word "daily".  Start your day with the Word of the Lord.

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