Archive for September, 2011

Blog # 19 “The Gift of a Glimpse”

September 23, 2011

Some months ago I was traveling on Interstate 94 and happened to glance to my right. In doing so on this foggy day, I caught a glimpse of a young boy petting a horse.

This was a moment of fondness that caught my attention. This quiet transfer or affection between a boy and this gentle animal was something that I believe worth noticing.

I passed very quickly and I watched the boy and the horse for only an instant. Yet it was a powerful scene that gave me pause to consider the beauty of a small moment in time.

Our lives pass quickly as did my car. Yet there is much to see in each second. We have the opportunity to notice and reflect on the beauty of life on a constant basis.

It is up to us to consciously decide to watch for special moments that capture our attention. What will you notice today?

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Blog # 18 – “Personnel Hurricanes”

September 9, 2011

Recently we have seen news reports and some have even experienced the hurricanes on the east coast. These were powerful forces to be reckoned with.

In our lives as well we experience personal hurricanes in that we are pummeled and knocked down by difficulties and challenges. Just when a storm seems to have passed, another, like on the east coast, follows in its wake.

What can we do to survive our personal hurricanes? Following are five suggestions to find “land” again.

1. Stay in the present and get concrete. Read the label on a can. Make lasagna. Watch the birds at your feeders.
2. Talk to a friend. They know you best
and can hear your hurt and help you
pare it down to size.
3. Drink water to bring your body back to life.
4. Rest to bring back perspective.
5. Seek the spiritual for grace to go forward on a solid path.

Hang in there and find your answer in the aftermath of the storm. Calm will eventually follow.

Personal Hurricanes

September 9, 2011

Recently we have seen news reports and some have even experienced the hurricanes on the east coast. These were powerful forces to be reckoned with.

In our lives as well we experience personal hurricanes in that we are pummeled and knocked down by difficulties and challenges. Just when a storm seems to have passed, another, like on the east coast, follows in its wake.

What can we do to survive our personal hurricanes? Following are five suggestions to find “land” again.

1. Stay in the present and get concrete. Read the label on a can. Make lasagna. Watch the birds at your feeders.
2. Talk to a friend. They know you best
and can hear your hurt and help you
pare it down to size.
3. Drink water to bring your body back to life.
4. Rest to bring back perspective.
5. Seek the spiritual for grace to go forward on a solid path.

Hang in there and find your answer in the aftermath of the storm. Calm will eventually follow.