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A glance at the ocean — and at my life

I’m a very fortunate person, on many fronts. I am thankful! And yes, God. I remember: those to whom much is given, from them much is required.

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Posted in appreciation, beauty, connecting, gratitude, respect, Responding, responsibility, stopping to see, thankfulness

The Joy of Small Things

We weret is sobering, God, to think that here in my own small self I have to depend on a Balance of Power to get along. It makes me sad that I can’t seem to manage a higher degree of inner mutual respect. But, it does help me understand how it is that we 7 billion humans have a dreadfully difficult time practicing mutual respect! Sigh.

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Posted in a matter of scale, accepting my authority to set limits, appreciation, Cherishing our Bodies, Filling up my suitcase and my days

Love in the Family — a Pattern for Nations?

I’m pretty sure, God, that Nations are like people. We have all bumbled and worse. How good it would be if Countries could hit the Reset Button and apologize — making amends as best we can — and truly work at living together in healthy relationships on this planet.

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Posted in Anger, Apologies, appreciation, connecting, Families, Forgiving, LOVE

The Joys of Traveling

It puts me in mind of one of my favorite quotes (by Paul Watslawick) that the Primary Purpose of communication is to Confirm our Existence as Human Beings. It doesn’t take much — a nod, a smle, a glance, even. I think of that quote as an extension of Your Command, God, to “Love our Neighbor as we love Ourselves.”

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Posted in Adventures, appreciation, connecting, friends, LOVE, seeing

A SLOW and LOVELY Day

“I am not an optimist, but I am great believer of hope.” — Nelson Mandela

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Posted in appreciation, Forgiving, hope, listening, respect

A Long Earthly Journey, Completed

But best of all, Mom was a Loving Listener — not just to me, but to countless friends.

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Posted in appreciation, connecting, LOVE, Mothers, relationships, Transitions, web of life

Wonder: A Morning of Seeing and Hearing

she was also the first to realize that humpback whales are singers. She said her discovers came in part because she never let go of being a child. I loved that!

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Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching