From the Author

Sunday, August 20, 2017


"I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that is my duty.  This is my highest and best use as a human being."  Ben Stein

We are all in this life together.  We all have the same needs for safety, a home, adequate food and medical care, opportunity for education, freedom to practice our faith and peace to live among our neighbors without prejudice. We become better people when we can reach out to others in their need and know that others will be there for us when we need it. No one can exist alone.  

"It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."  Charles Dudley

I hope that all of us will experience the wonderful feeling associated with both giving and receiving.  

Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier.   Mother Teresa

Love Is Stronger Than Hate

"Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger.  Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little, than to break."  H.G. Wells

When we love, we can begin to see ourselves as human beings who have many differences but yet are the same.  It is the core of our sameness that can allow us to see the other side of an argument.  We can begin to make adjustments to create a win-win situation that meets the needs of both.

"There never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate."  Robert South

I think that we can decide to have a truly great heart and and make the world a better place by using our resources to help each other.  Compassion arises with active listening, willingness to find a middle ground and with love, begin healing our anxiety, fear and selfishness. We can rediscover our humanity, kindness and tenderness as we meet our adversaries half way!  

"The first duty of love is to listen."  Paul Tillich

Let's give love and listening a chance!  It is obvious that the opposite is not working!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Have A Good Day!

"Good morning, this is God...I will be handling all your problems today.  I will not need your help.  So have a good day." Quote from a greeting card

No matter what life hands you, God is here to help us on our journey.  We waste many hours worrying about everything that "might" happen, things we need to get done, or what we "should" do.  It is time to get our priorities in line and figure out what important tasks need to be done by us. Just do those and let God do the rest!  

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."  
               Henry Stanley Haskins, author and stockbroker

Have a Go(o)d day!