The Seeds in Your Heart: Let’s Get Blooming!

By the time you’re my age–that is, you are a Social Security recipient–you would think that most of your blooming has already taken place. This was not the case with me, however. The seeds in my heart that had been lying dormant have now started to grow. In fact, a few of them have turned into plants and are now blooming. If you’ve ever thought you might be a late bloomer, you probably are, just...
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Let Go of the Past

This phrase has been bandied about quite a lot over the last decade, at least in my circles. What exactly does it mean to let go of the past? Here’s my answer. Suppose someone is ignoring your efforts to communicate. How do you let go of the pain? You don’t necessarily let go of the person, because that person is often part of your family or close circle of friends. The pain is actually...
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Meant to Be

Who were you meant to be? I’m not asking who your parents wanted you to be, or what your husband thinks you should be. I’m asking you who you were meant to be. It took me until well into my third age to discover who I am meant to be, so I’m very qualified to answer this question. I tried a variety of occupations and lifestyles. In my younger days I often half-joked that someday I would find the...
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The Most Unkindest Cut

This phrase from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar came to my mind today. I was driving home from seeing a client. The meeting had not gone as well as I had hoped, and in fact I had had a lapse of memory as to what exactly the meeting was about. The phrase refers to Caesar’s murder, in which his friends stab him to death. Shakespeare refers to Caesar’s best friend Brutus, who made “the most unkindest...
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What If My World Has Changed?

I lost my job. I quit my job. I got promoted; I got demoted. My spouse/significant other died or became disabled. I became disabled. My child left home; my child came back home. With a baby. My world has changed. Does this have the ring of truth for you? We have all experienced change. After all, we live in a changeable world. Why should we be surprised when things change? When things stay the...
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You Can Change

Yesterday I wrote about changing the world. My critics tell me that’s too big a leap for them. So today I’m going to bring it down to their level. You can change. I doubt this statement will bring much criticism. Everybody knows it’s possible to change, but nobody actually wants to do it, not even for their own good–especially not for their own good. Even if there are a thousand reasons why one...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom