Category Archives: Encouragement

“Friday Wishes”…to develop my abilities to “Stop, Step back, Reflect, Transform…”

~ ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ Noticing negative thoughts, feelings or reactions…. and then…. stopping…stepping back… evaluating….reflecting…using good reasoning…transforming ~   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   … Continue reading

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Little drops of water, little grains of sand…little deeds of kindness, little words of love…

~ ~ ~ My mother used to recite this little poem to us, when we were little… a special sentiment… encouraging and nurturing kindness, generosity and love, reminding us to nurture ourselves and each other as we all travel through … Continue reading

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Nevertheless…. SHE persisted… WE persist in all walks of our lives…walking with compassion and love…

~ ~ ~ ~ “Women Have a Key Role in Ensuring Global Peace” ~ ~ ~ Encouraging excerpts from that  article: ~ ~ ~ The whole article… quite remarkable ideas! ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ Elizabeth Warren… a determined, … Continue reading

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“Friday Wishes….” …doing whatever we can….

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Inspiration from: Nkosi Johnson, 11 years old “His big moment came in July 2000, when he addressed delegates at the 13th International Aids Conference in Durban. A tiny figure in a shiny dark suit and … Continue reading

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“Friday Wishes….” …. sharing baskets filled with kindness…

~ ~ Sharing…. “Friday wishes……..” ~ mmmmmmmm…. what could be nicer than offering…or…receiving…. ~ ~  baskets filled with kindness sharing…offering…exchanging kindness….caring….support….encouragement…. ~ What could be nicer? ~ ~ What could be nicer than…offering or receiving…a basket filled with kindness? ~ … Continue reading

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“Friday wishes…” offering generosity, kindness, love, compassion and encouragement

~ ~ ~ Ahhhh…. a favorite of mine….. I really LOVE…. “Friday Wishes”…. And on this particular Friday…. when so many people are in the midst of a VERY chilly month… perhaps offering yourselves and each other the warmest of … Continue reading

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“Bricolage….” … learning how to create…and re-create….a meaningful life….

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A few years ago, I had no idea that the work I did…teaching school….or any job… any career … contributed so “automatically” to a such a deep and varied sense of  “a deeply meaningful life”…in … Continue reading

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