Saturday, May 10, 2008

Dr. Seuss Quote

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

— Dr. Seuss

Friday, May 09, 2008

From My Friend, Susan N.

Thanks, Susan!
I am wishing you peace and light.
I am wishing you a crabapple tree in full bloom.
I am wishing you a blue sky and a hammock.
I am wishing you children who make you laugh.
I am wishing you a husband's warm arm around your shoulder.
I am wishing you a new friend every day.
I am wishing you an extraordinary experience with the mundane.
I am wishing you a prize in your cereal box.
I am wishing you ruby nail polish.
I am wishing you six baby marigolds.
I am wishing you a cat to rub up against your legs.
I am wishing you a good book and a cup of something warm and delicious.
I am wishing you an hour of quiet by a stream.
I am wishing you a walk up a hill, so long it makes your legs ache.
I am wishing you walk into an antique store and find something you forgot existed.
I am wishing you a small-time circus, the kind where you really worry about the acrobats.
I am wishing your cheek is brushed in passing today by God.
I am wishing you will buy yourself that ridiculously expensive chocolate nutrition bar.
I am wishing you something paisley and silky.
I am wishing a catepillar crawls up your arm.
I am wishing a friend's cat has kittens and you get to hold them.
I am wishing a tricycle in the rain makes you smile.
I am wishing a huge double rainbow appears out of nowhere and takes your breath away.
I am wishing you open a book of poems in a bookstore and find this one.
I am wishing you deep sleep full of restorative dreams.
I am wishing you plan a vacation.
I am wishing you find a penny, heads up.
I am wishing you get out your paintbox and invest in bright colors.
I am wishing someone writes a song about you and sings it alone at night.
I am wishing fond spirits watch over you.
I am wishing irises and peonies bloom at your feet.
I am wishing you go fishing and catch something.
I am wishing you are wishing.
I am wishing you the sound of a faraway train whistle.
I am wishing you the roar of the ocean.
I am wishing frisbees and butterflies.
I am wishing I could make the thing you need and mail it to you; a garment of bright love.
Instead, I send these wishes.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

See the Blanket Truth All the Time

Joy Versus Happiness - Gary Zukav & Linda Francis

Happiness happens when you get what you want. But if you lose what you want, you’re in pain. That’s not joy. Joy is recognizing that the universe really is wise and compassionate and that there really is purpose in your life and in the lives of all others. Joy is ignited inside of you. It’s not dependent on what occurs outside of you. Happiness is. Your joy shows you the loving parts of your personality and your pain, when you have the courage to experience it rather than exploding in anger or withdrawing emotionally or smoking or eating or watching TV or going shopping again, or engaging in any of the obsessive, compulsive, addictive behaviors that all of us are familiar with.

The frightened parts of us can come up in the blink of an eye. And we must challenge them as quickly as we can or we’ll take their perspective and feel like a victim. The strength of our commitment to spiritual growth is tested time and time again.

This is where emotional awareness and responsible choice enter the picture. When the frightened parts do come up, you can experience their pain, recognize them, and still not be controlled by them.

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