Don’t Worry, Be Happy

How many times have you heard a statement or read something or saw something of the simplest nature that has had the profoundest effect on you?  That one simple thing that took up a mere second of your life comes back to you over and over as one of the best spiritual teachings you’ll everContinue reading “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Who’s Tired of Snow?

Who isn’t gazing out the window and thinking of the next season to come – Spring.  Don’t get me wrong, snow, especially in our rural area, is beautiful.  The drawback is that coldness comes with it, and cold isn’t so great for old bones such as mine. So, let’s dwell for a moment on anotherContinue reading “Who’s Tired of Snow?”

An Eastern Touch

It’s that cold time of the year that I’ve been more or less glued to the cabin – our rock cabin.  I’m not really one to get cabin fever.  Yesterday, however, after eight days I ventured out.  My husband and I made a grocery run, Starbucks run, a trip to Marshall’s department store, and ateContinue reading “An Eastern Touch”

I’m Posting every day in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a day.  The theme is about being thankful. I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make useContinue reading “I’m Posting every day in 2011!”

My Fascination with Rocks

I remember as a babe on the porch swing my grandmother used to sing “Rock of Ages” cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee Later, in my youth I crept into the woods where I sat solidly on a rock cliff nestled in its indentation Strengthened by its enduring cushion I grew toContinue reading “My Fascination with Rocks”

Law of Attraction Gone to the Dogs

I’m thankful for synchronicity and answered prayer. (I believe that every genuine thought is a prayer, and that every prayer is answered.  “Ask and ye shall receive.” On some days we think today I’m going to be happy and we are.  On other days we think I’m going to be sick, and we are.  ThoughtsContinue reading “Law of Attraction Gone to the Dogs”

Every Moment is Renewal

Someone said they got tired of all the start-overs.  I certainly understand that; but still it’s all in perception.  Also, life would be truly short without all the start-overs. Technically every breath we take is in essence a start-over moment.  Maybe re-thinking it is key.  Every moment is a new moment to improve if needContinue reading “Every Moment is Renewal”

Vegetarian Revolution

We recently saw the show, “Food Revolution,” hosted by Jamie Oliver.  This took place in Huntington, WV, the town my husband works in.  Just recently they added vegetarian selections to Marshall University cafeteria entrees.  I don’t know if this was inspired by the show, but am glad to see it happen.  A couple of monthsContinue reading “Vegetarian Revolution”

Life is a Box of Chocolates – Beware

“Few are guilty, but all are responsible” is the way Abraham Joshua Heschel formulated a response to evil. Evil comes in many forms. Over the Christmas holidays, my husband and I were in a mall, and lingered into a Godiva store.  We were at the register ready to make a small purchase.  Since we areContinue reading “Life is a Box of Chocolates – Beware”

Introduction to Sally

Is the world constructed of atoms or stories?  I think stories, but if it’s constructed of atoms, then the atoms surely weave themselves into stories.  There are so many stories; with lights still flickering that won’t be dampened. All of us are lit from within.  Some of us have our lights turned on the dimmestContinue reading “Introduction to Sally”