Loving Yourself

I’m lovable I have known for a long time that loving myself was my best route for healing all the hurt, guilt and sorrow of my younger days, and for dodging and softening the “slings and arrows” down to the present moment. What about you? Is loving yourself on your priority list? Some people confuse loving yourself with self-love. I define the two differently. Self love is selfishness—always...
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The Privilege of Growing Older

Not everyone is allowed the privilege of growing older. Some lives are snuffed out almost before they are lived–others in their prime. When I reflect on this, I feel very sad. I lost my father when he was only 49. I don’t reflect on this sadness often. I prefer to live my life in a positive manner, looking forward, moving ahead. I feel very grateful and blessed that I have had this “growing...
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What Determines Your Success?

My post today is a quote from Jack Canfield, one of my mentors. Jack puts a challenge to us. His answer might surprise you What’s the biggest factor that determines how much money you make – or how successful you are in your career? … Is it your education? … The skills or experience you have? … The number of hours you work or the amount of effort you put into impressing your boss or colleagues?...
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Aches and Pains

I used to wonder why old people complained so much about aches and pains. Now that I have arrived at the Third Age, it’s pretty simple to understand. Now I’m complaining about my aches and pains. I try not to say much, because I know how boring it is to younger people. I mostly complain to my husband, and he to me. My topic today is a little broader than physical pain. I’m going to talk about...
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Why me?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Most of us have at one time or another. It takes a certain kind of despair to ask this question. It may even be directed at God, as in “Why me, God?” I just thought of a joke I had totally forgotten. Here it is. A man lives his life in service to God and his fellow man. He obeys all the laws, even the speed limits. He never takes a vacation; he is so...
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Getting Unstuck Continued

Getting Unstuck can be extremely tricky. After all, stuck can also equal comfortable. Speaking for myself, when I feel comfortable, I don’t want to move. However, the mere fact that we are calling this state “stuck” must mean we are at least slightly uncomfortable. How do you know when you are stuck? You may have a “Is this all there is?” moment. You may feel blah without knowing why. Your...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom