Sometimes, coarse words make their point, but a tapestry of words gently woven, can rock someone’s world, forever.

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. –William Hazlitt “A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread” –George Herbert

Happy Monday, You are not just spinning the wheel of life

The origin of the name Monday is from the old English and or, the Greek reference to the Norse god Mani – the Moon. Monday came into English meaning, “day of the Moon” from either old English: Mōnandæg or the Greek: ἡμέρᾱ Σελήνης, diēs Lūnae.¹ In either case, Monday was and is a celebration ofContinue reading “Happy Monday, You are not just spinning the wheel of life”

Life is not always fun, sunshine, flowers, pixie dust and unicorns

Life is not always fun, sunshine, flowers, pixie dust and unicorns. The ebb and flow of life means that sometimes we have low points, we are down, we feel less than joyful. And, we all have those moments – it is the nature of being human. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them” –Continue reading “Life is not always fun, sunshine, flowers, pixie dust and unicorns”

“Just because you can, doesn’t mean, you should”

Our life’s journey is often defined more by what we choose not to do, than by what we do. I was on my way to the grocery store today and I was waiting to make the left turn from the main street into the grocery mall parking lot. I saw an opening in the seeminglyContinue reading ““Just because you can, doesn’t mean, you should””

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

Letting go is not easy. Letting go for me, means change. And as the leaves change and the summer fades, the transition of the seasons remind me of the beauty of letting go of the things that no longer nourish. There is wisdom in knowing when to let go of the former things and toContinue reading ““Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.””

Do you have the courage?

A short motivational video for you today. In case you have forgotten that you are courageous. You are a survivor. Your best days are now. You have the courage to live in the now and cherish each moment — despite the hell you have been through. You have the courage to stand up for theContinue reading “Do you have the courage?”

The Secret things

Nobody tells everybody everything. In this modern world the trend is to be transparent. Baring all for the world to see seems to be the new kind of “honesty.” But, there are still some things that should remain secret. And, you are the best judge of that. What I think happens is that we feelContinue reading “The Secret things”

Mistakes, do not despair when you make them

So you have made a huge mistake. You missed an entire component to a project, your family is upset with you for not ordering a key item on the back to school list, you missed someone’s birthday or anniversary, you failed to meet the inspector code for a high ticket construction project — you messedContinue reading “Mistakes, do not despair when you make them”

Fall – the season of harvest

I enjoy fall! It is by far my favorite season. The colors of the leaves, the smell of the autumn air, the coolness of the weather, the sometimes foggy mornings and nights. These are all delights that I look forward to as fall approaches. Fall is harvest. Whatever is sown in the earlier parts ofContinue reading “Fall – the season of harvest”