The most successful people in life are not those who have important positions, a thousand social media “likes” or more money than God. They are the people who changed the lives of the people they met. They are the people whose names are etched in other’s hearts for the seemingly small acts of kindness and service offered. Our capacity for love opens us to compassion and our compassion spurs us the action. That action builds the web that holds us all in together. Continue reading
The other day I was working on an art piece and I needed a screwdriver. My husband had recently moved everything out of the attached garage to the large garage/shed in preparation for our painting the floor this weekend so all the tools were under lock and key. The key was the issue, it was somewhere safe . . . on his key chain, with him, on the golf course. I couldn’t put off what I was doing until he got home so I found a nail file that worked. Later I needed to hammer a nail in. I had plenty of options to use in place of the hammer; I used the heavy handle of an older knife. I was intent on what I was doing, and I made use of whatever was around me to get the job done, even though what I used was not normally used for that purpose. Success! Continue reading
It is so much easier to let people come and go out of our lives, teaching us the lessons they were intended to teach, learning more about ourselves when we stop looking at them as some kind of possessions we are meant to accumulate during our lives. People are energy, just like anything else in life. They are meant to flow to us, through us, and back into the world. We are not meant to hold on to them any more than we are meant to hold on to things or emotions or anything in this world. When we stop the idea that we own people, whether it be your spouse, your children or friends, life becomes much easier.
You cannot hold the wind. You can only experience it. Continue reading