Rejected Cornerstone

As a child I would attend weekly religious education classes and Catholic mass at least once a week. It was rare when I actually paid attention to what happened because it was repetitious and became mundane instead of inspiring. However, I now have a foundational knowledge of the bible and recall many prayers and verses with ease,…

God does not behave like a human

God does not get angry or throw tantrums. Stop putting God in timeout. This may have been something you did to your little brother when he made you angry. While you may have had control over your little brother, God is not so easily swayed – or more precisely, God takes our desires, before we…

Use the words “should have” as little as possible

There is nothing wrong with regret. But to say you should have done something differently is a waste of time and breath. Why? Because it couldn’t have happened any other way. It is good to think about a situation and how you might have done it differently and would do it differently if the same situation were…

Merry Christmas

The months of mental, emotional, financial and physical preparation and anticipation has all led to this moment of release – Christmas. The Christmas Train has pulled into the station and it is LOADED with stuff. The physical baggage is high – presents, decorations and food (my favourite part really… well, besides my tree ornament collection-…

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. ~Oscar Wilde Our social media mindsets have infiltrated our ability to know the true worth of our experiences, possessions and values. We don’t really have achievement anymore – every kid gets a certificate or trophy. Standardized tests force everyone to have the same…

I woke up this morning to falling snow.

Snow, for whatever reason, releases feelings of joy, playfulness and peace. It is transformative. … particularly when the Christmas Tree lights are on… Perhaps this is due to successful marketing from western media about the “perfect Christmas” or films depicting snow as an essential element of winter (even though half the planet is in summer…

Theme your life around Curiosity

We all have things or places that we take comfort in – a person’s company, a favorite author, a childhood home or the home we built a family in. These things will always be a part of our life and we will return to them consistently for reassurance or comfort. Watching the Sound of Music…

A Clue to know you are already “Happy”

The best way to know if you are a “happy” or “content” person is not having to ask if you are “happy” or “content.” Happy people don’t dwell on happiness. They live their happiness. And they probably don’t read posts like this. … … Happy living. If you enjoyed reading this post, please consider becoming…

I stopped wearing my glasses. Here’s what happened.

I’ve worn my glasses since I was eight. They are a part of me. I can hardly remember a time without them. They, in many ways, characterize me. People compliment my glasses. They made me different – especially as I was so young when I first got them. I distinctly remember the looks of wonder…

Having “Hope for Humanity” misses the Mark

Why does an act of kindness (even an extraordinary act) give you “hope for humanity?” I frequently see posts about people having “hope in humanity” for things like witnessing a young man hold a door open for an elderly person. Or a college student using their summer to volunteer at a homeless shelter. Or an…

Die with Memories, not Dreams

There are two kinds of people: Those who continually create and recreate their life in active pursuit and those who wait for life to happen to them. Which type are you? Do you wait to be fired or quit before it becomes unbearable? Do you seek a promotion or wait for one? Do you make…