Every situation in life can bring sunshine into our lives
Even the most challenging ones
The outpourings of love I receive continuously is a gift
I keep receiving because of my cancer experience
Talking to friends I haven’t talked to for years
Feeling blessed for having so many good friends
Being comforted and strengthened by their kind words
Receiving their prayers and well wishes
I’m not saying it’s all fun and games
Of course there are difficult times
Of course it was a shock
Chemo is no walk in the park
Surgery involves pain and a slow recovery
But when all is said and done
Any difficult situation brings with it gifts as well
And the best gift I have received so far
Is the onrushing deluge of the love of my friends
January 26th, 2023
The trees have spread their fall carpet under them
They are inviting us to sit with them for a while
Look at the beauty of nature and
The amazing colors, a feast for the eyes
They say let’s look back at the summer
What did you enjoy?
What was hard?
They say let’s look ahead to winter
The season of hibernation
We can still do a lot in those cold months
They say let’s think about right now
The blessings we have
How far we’ve come
And then they thank us for visiting them
And staying for a while
October 16th, 2019
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If we see someone smiling
It doesn’t mean they have no challenges in life
We have gained wisdom if we can smile
Despite the difficulties of life
I used to wonder how is it possible to be happy
Despite the troubles of life
Then I read: ” Peace of mind is the result of
Not paying attention to challenges that are not
worth thinking about”
So, the problem need not go away
My attitude has to change
The importance I give it has to change
My focus should be on positive things
That way, my problems don’t have power over me
I can complain or I can be content
I can look at the glass as half full or half empty
I can put my focus on things that are going well or not
I can be thankful for the blessings I have or not
I can be optimistic that problems can be resolved or not
I can resign myself to situations I can’t change or not
I can try to learn from the difficult experiences of life or not
And finally, I can create my own peace of mind or not!
September 4th, 2015
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How is it that things we imagine have the worst timing in our lives
Become the blessings we never expected?
How is it that things we don’t plan
End up having the best outcomes?
How is it that we can be so mistaken?
Perhaps these things come our way to teach us humility
Humility of acceptance
Trust in the Universe
Contentment under all conditions!
Our ego fights a battle to death
And if we’re lucky
It’s the ego that loses!
Mysteries of life abound!
Learning is life-long
Humility is learned one trial at a time…
July 20th, 2014
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If you’re tired and feel uninspired
Let it be…
If you’d like to see the sun but
It’s hiding behind the clouds
Let it be…
If you didn’t get something you wanted
Let it be…
Fighting what is, only brings one further down
Accepting what is, brings some calm
And always remember
Things will look up soon
Your energy will return
The sun will shine
Inspiration will visit soon
Contentment is the key
Doing the best with the situation we’re in
You never know what lessons
Are taught by sorrow and pain
If nothing else
It will increase your compassion
For others who are suffering as well
And remind you to help those in need
When the sun shines again
Each day be sure to count your blessings too
You can take so much for granted
And often don’t know what you have
Until it’s not there
December 11th, 2013
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Life is full of ups and downs
The road is never smooth
Detours lurk here and there
Unpaved roads everywhere
I used to think that for some
The road was smooth most of the time
That is was my road that was so hard
I used to think if someone seemed happy on the outside
They were happy all the time
I used to think that my suffering was unique to me
My struggles only mine
I used to wonder why me
Now I know all the obstacles were blessings in disguise
Now I know that there is no such thing as a smooth road in life
I used to think there is only one way to do things right
I used to feel paralyzed at a fork in life
What if I made a mistake?
What if I chose the wrong way?
Now I know all I needed to do was to make a start
There are many roads that lead to the same place
And sometimes we need to go the wrong way to find the right one!
I used to think
What if I make a mistake?
What a giant waste of time
But now I know that mistakes are essential parts of life
I used to think I knew what’s best for me
That I was usually right
But I now know that I’m here to learn with an open mind
November 14th, 2013