Stop Trying To Be Happy!

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
I was talking with my friend Stephen several weeks ago about life in general while we were grilling out.? In our discussion the topic of happiness came up and both of us came to the same conclusion: people that set their goals around “being happy” are in for…

Singularities and Originality

Originally posted on Catch The Moon, Mary:
Freedom of speech as defined by dictionary.com is the right to speak without censorship or restraint, to communicate one’s opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation. Amnesty international goes even further and defines freedom of speech as the right to express ideas and opinions that may be deeply…

A Small Gesture Goes A Long Way

Originally posted on Defining Wonderland:
They say that there is nothing better than to give to someone and never expect anything in return. ?I can assure you that the sentiment is entirely true. ?One of the things I love about volunteering is the ability to come into people’s lives and be remembered for spreading joy.…

Your Love Will Define You

Originally posted on Broken Believers:
“You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.” 1 Peter 1:22, NLT This defines us as believers. We will easily admit to falling short in this…

Bearing One Another Up

Originally posted on Broken Believers:
And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Mark 2:3 Sociologists are quick to point out that the healthiest people mentally and physically, are those who are functionally aware of others.  These people often find themselves in “the helping professions” like nurses, counselors, pastors, policemen and many other…

Of Complacency

Originally posted on 21st century-style idealism:
It’s funny (although, upon further consideration, sad comes to mind as the more appropriate word) how we declare that we thrive on and desire challenges, but at the first opportunity we’re faced with said challenges our reactions range from cursing our karma and bad luck to simply sticking our heads…

Hunger

I imagine sitting at an empty table, perhaps like one of these nestled in the beauty of Rudesheim, Germany. All day I have been without food.  I wasn’t too busy or too poor.  At any time I could have grabbed a bite.  But I wanted to appreciate even more the delight of coming to this…

Just One Red Leaf!

Originally posted on Hughs Wordquilts:
I love summer!  When spring first breaks I bask in its emerging greenery.  April, May and June are my favorite months.  Each year they seem to get shorter.  Almost without warning, the greenery that has overtaken the landscape, takes on deeper hues.  I try to hang onto July and August longer…

Keeping fit and loving life

Originally posted on Maxed Out Muscles:
Ponderings of a Pixie is an outstanding blog site and this user has been awesome in interacting with my own personal site. I have found that PixieAnnie is on a grand fitness journey also. Definitely worth a follow! Read the posts and interact as I feel we can all…

What’s in Your Backpack?

Originally posted on Hughs Wordquilts:
When Ed Heygood and Stan Grayson dropped their fishing lines into Tranquility Bay, Ed pulled up a grungy old backpack.  They pulled away the seaweed and wiped off the mud.  It had obviously been in the water a long time.  Inside they found  a lot of money that became the subject…

Half Full or Half Empty?

Originally posted on Hughs Wordquilts:
I saw this morning that we have consumed 2/3 of 2015 as we come to the end of August.  That means what?  That we only have a third of the year left?  Or, that WE STILL HAVE A THIRD OF THIS YEAR AHEAD OF US!  I choose the optimistic statement.…