Choose Love

Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. -Yoda Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Choose love. Choose to be the light in the... Continue Reading →

Timelines

It's so frustrating to make plans, and base so many thoughts and actions around those plans - only to have someone else throw in a wrench and say, "nope, we're doing this now". Or, like I've had lately, the wrenches are more like opportunities to do what I want - but I'm so not ready!... Continue Reading →

Cycles and Seasons

Have you ever stopped to think about how much we are influenced by repeated cycles and events? For example, the holiday season. No one is truly immune to it, even when we avoid it. There is a greater sense of community, of connectedness, than at any other time of the year. There is more joy,... Continue Reading →

New Year, Not So New You

Ah, New Year's Day. The day when we all get to be shiny and new. Yesterday we promised that next year, we would be better: healthier, happier, kinder, more forgiving, more generous, more thoughtful, more organized. Today is the day most of us try our best to fulfill that promise. Tomorrow is the day most... Continue Reading →

Work day

Ever work with one of those people? The ones that you know have their hearts in the right place? They really mean well in everything they do. And meanwhile, you're thinking "Oh my god, kill me now. Will you stop being such an idiot?!?!?" I work with one. All day, five days a week. She's... Continue Reading →

Craft Fair

Today I was a vendor at a craft fair, for the first time ever. It was a small affair, hosted in a home, with seven vendors in all. A little crowded, to be sure, but well set up. Small tables, all with white tablecloths, one with snacks and goodies to share with guests.Plenty of room... Continue Reading →

Monday

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day. Mostly, I just don't like Mondays. They're never good days for me. Even when I worked retail and had Monday off, it still wasn't a good day. It's just...blah. Seems like everything bad happens on Monday. Today, nothing especially bad happened. But I'm worn out, and stressed. So it... Continue Reading →

The Power of Words

In our monthly staff meetings, my coworkers and I have all chosen to end the meeting with a hope or goal for the coming month. It is an effort to end the meeting on a positive note. We share these hopes to inspire each other, and to encourage a little bit of accountability for ourselves.... Continue Reading →

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