#1 - Use words that encourage happiness 

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein 

I noticed lately that I’ve been getting a bit negative. I know, I know. How could that happen? After all, to me? But…

Expectations, hopes and fulfilment

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”  ― Henry David Thoreau 

I ended my last blog with “Your blissful inspiration is out there. Send it an invitation then allow it in.”

Could this be the meaning of life?  

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - Pablo Picasso 

I went to bed last night, my soul wrapped up in a peaceful blanket of pure bliss. We…

The best things in life aren't things...

“Learn to die and you learn how to live.”  

            - Morrie Schwartz via Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie 

This book carried me through the days before and after Christmas. I found little…

It's a holiday tree. What difference what holiday?

“The stiff and unbending is the disciple of death.

The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.

Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle.

A tree that is unbending is easily broken.” - Lao

No Mockingbirds were injured in the writing of this blog!

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his

Going for a spin?

“To be alive is to be dizzy and not to know exactly where to go.” Ander Monson

 

Well I must be really really alive because I have been so dizzy that I can barely walk.

I can do that.

“One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider a problem, can change our whole outlook on the world.” – E. H. Mayoli

Sometimes all I need is…

step one: listen up

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.”Sura Hart, Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation

 

I…

Do it once, then a 1000 times

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
-
Aristotle

This year, I have decided that I a few subjects would be recurring in the course of my week: our ability…

I get it!

“You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” – John Steinbeck

 

As a singer, I studied music but in addition, I studied lyrics. I dove into the stories and words and characters in each…