FMM 7 31 15 Make a U-Turn “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~Lao Tzu. I have always joked that a journey is no fun if you don’t have to make at least one or two U-turns.  I once had a GPS (navigational system) that spoke to […]

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” ~ W. Clement Stone. Metaphors and allegories.  My father used some phrases that I grew up hearing, and often not understanding.  “You have to box dicey” he would say.  From the context I eventually realized it meant to be careful, watch your step.  I don’t think he was […]

There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. Simon Sinek I read a poem recently, a cautionary tale, told from the point of view of a person who needed to talk, to be listened to. The poem reminded me that often when people need to talk, we jump in with […]

“The future belongs to those who plan for it today.” Malcolm X. Today at 10 am, the Confederate flag will be coming down in South Carolina.  Despite the claims to heritage and history, its most recent significance began in 1961 when it was hung as a repudiation of the Civil Rights Movement that was upsetting […]

“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it hardly behooves any of us, to speak ill of the rest of us.” ~ Edward Wallis Hoch.  We are living in some interesting times.  At times of great change and uncertainty, some of us get […]

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” ~ Viktor Frankl  When I was about 12 years old, there was a teacher who made an impact on me, by declaring one of my classmates ‘inconsequential’.  I forget what provoked the comment, but it was handed down in a […]

“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others.  You will not be able to love others.  If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”~Dalai Lama. This world can be a scary place, with examples of hate and violence evident in living color whenever we turn […]

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