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Tuesday, May 21, 2019


"A seed grows with no sound but a  tree falls with a huge noise.  Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet.  This is the power of silence.  Grow silently."  Martin Quartro, internet

Silence gives us time to think, regroup, pray, plan, be creative, actively listen, create an opportunity for meaningful eye contact and become open to the universe.  Silence allows others to communicate to us while we learn from them and expand our horizons.  Silence allows us to appreciate the sounds of nature including wind, rain, animal voices, rustling branches, bird calls, water gurgling, laughter, peace, babies, children playing, and clapping. 

If life is filled with music, cell phones, alarms, chaotic meetings, loud concerts, constant talkers, angry confrontations, outdoor sounds of motorized equipment, constant telephone calls, sounds of traffic, motorcycles, backfiring, sirens, etc.

Take time to enjoy the moment, send a thank you, appreciate your family and friends, remind yourself of special, memorable life experiences, remember how special you are and thank God for the life you have been given. 

Silence is the door to mental health, peace and productivity.  You are in control of your life and your decisions. You are a special, unique person with the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of all of the people you encounter each day.  Remember silence is the key to becoming aware of others. 

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mothers Day

Women are Amazing

Women have strengths that amaze men.
They carry children, they carry hardships, they carry burdens
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up for injustice.
They don't take no for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without new shoes so their children can have them.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a new marriage.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They have sorrow at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think they have no strength left. 
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all sizes, in all colors and shapes. 
Women are the hope of the world! 
Anonymous Internet

Honor mothers, grandmothers, adoptive mothers, foster mothers, stepmothers, honorary mothers on their special day and remember mothers, although strong, are fragile and have time limits on earth! 

Happy Mother's Day!