“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
“Peace comes from within. do not seek it without.”
“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”
“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”
There are days when everything goes smoothly and you get the feeling you have your life totally under control. You have a sense of who you are, where you are going and what you are doing. People behave the way you expect and you understand them completely. They speak and understand what you are talking about and their support is endless. You get an overwhelming feeling of support and the notion that you are not alone.
Then come those days of utter defeat. Nothing goes according to plan and many plans are changed and demolished at a moments notice. The responses you receive from others are shattering and your nerves take the hit from all over your body. You almost question if your previous assumptions about anybody and anything were even close to being accurate. Continue reading →
“”Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Unknown
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus
Our lives are built around our relationships. We need each other and we crave friends, family and support. On the other hand, we push family friends and people away. We are so quick to absorb the hurts we receive, from these same individuals. We all desire the best outcomes for ourselves. We yearn to have things progress well from day to day. We might want a change of pace, but not in those relationship areas, unless they are falling apart.
I remember feeling contented when I lived near my family. I really didn’t make much effort to include those outside of the family. I thought of them as outsiders. They might be wonderful, but my life felt complete at the time. Of course reality entered and with job changes from the start, we moved away quickly from family. Suddenly friends began to take on a whole new meaning. I had to depend on friends for many items, especially as we began a family and it increased a few times. Continue reading →
“Love is as necessary to human beings as food and shelter;but without intelligence love is impotent, and freedom unattainable.” Aldous Leonard Huxley
How many times have we quarreled with a friend or family member and repeated the words, “That’s not what I mean.” We get so frustrated trying to think of a way to phrase what we wanted or meant to say that we at times lose our train of thought or worse we blurt out words that make it all worse. Trying to take back what we said is not as easy as it was to voice the words originally spoken. Continue reading →