“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl  It has been almost 40 years since my Uncle Glyn died.  I am now about the age he was then.  My uncle dream me the other night (= I had a dream about him).  And so I […]

“If we must die, O let us nobly die, so that our precious blood may not be shed in vain;”~ Claude McKay.  We do not like to talk about death, neither our own nor of those close to us.  It is as if we will jinx ourselves, somehow the grim reaper will be reminded of […]

“They say the world is spinning around; I say the world is upside down.” ~ Jimmy Cliff.   There are times when the world just does not make sense.  Last week one of my students explained that she was late because of traffic.  On the main street in front of the college, traffic had been […]

S t r e t c h “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.  I recently decided to join a group of friends on facebook who are committed to being healthy.  Team Be Fit Don’t Quit post photos of their workouts, […]

“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” ~ Steve Prefontaine   I remember being told as a child that all that was expected of me was that I do my best.  I iwasn’t supposed to come first in class, to be better than anyone else, to win prizes or outscore […]

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness” ~James Thurber How often have you said “I didn’t realize…”  We usually have to say it in apology, when we neglected to pay attention to the world around us, or the pain someone else is going through.  When we meet […]

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W. B. Yeats  What do you tell yourself that is making you sick?  Have you ever observed the power of suggestion?  Our minds are programed to respond to the information it receives, whether the information is factual or based […]

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