Wednesday Words of Wisdom. Art Provided By Lois Maliou Jones.

"Much of the sensibility and hardness of the world is due to the lack of imagination which prevents a realization of the experience of other people."Jane Addams, Social Reformer 1860-1935 Water Carriers, Haiti 1985 by Lois Maliou Jones (November 3, 1905 – June 9, 1998.) Acrylic, 25 ¼ x 19 ¾ in. ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Finding a True Path in Life 3-12-12

Get those creative energies going, as today is full of opportunities to bring cash flow.Use your cleverness and natural abilities as wisdom and bring your financial goals to the forefront.Opposing Energies: indulgent, hoarding, dishonesty, selfishness, discontentWide Awake Words™ for today: kindness, warmth, sympathy, optimistic, charm, magnetismThose that are teachers, counselors and spiritual leaders will see the love and harmony in the world today and wish to share that optimism with others....more

Becoming Flame

Third in a series of three.Settling back down into my chair in the corner, I began to read Becoming Flame, a book authored by BlogHer's own Isabel Anders, an associate of Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time....more
 @elaineR.N. Elaine, the sequel to Becoming Flame is just up for preorder on Amazon! I'm so ...more

You Betta' Represent!!

As I went about doing chores today, which is something I'll admit that I'm not eagerly fond of doing, thoughts of  doing it my best and not half heartedly, to try and get to what I really wanted to do danced in my head....more

A Wrinkle in College Park

Second in a series of three.If a tree falls in a forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a noise? If I can't see, touch, taste, hear or smell something, does it exist? If I am sitting in the same space as I was in 1975, but I am physically in 2012, where am I if I am thinking about being there in 1975?...more With Samosas in both hands I hope...more

Adele; music to my soul


You Can't Pass Down Your Tweets

My great-grandfather came to this country from Italy in the early 1900's.  His supposed intention was to send for his wife and children after he got settled but his family never heard from him again. So his daughter, my grandmother, came to America when she was 16 years old to look for him.  According to my mother, my grandmother said she never found out what happened and wouldn't talk about him anymore.I often think how sad it was that my mother and her siblings never got to know their grandfather or really anything about him....more
I have been thinking about that a lot lately, namely because my mother's family is showing signs ...more

The Gift of Being Good Enough

     I keep putting cruel authority figures in my life and letting them belittle me.  Another attack tonight took me by surprise and left me running out of class in tears.  When I don't listen to the whispers in my life, they throw bricks to get my attention and then a wall falls on my head.  Okay, I'm listening.  You can stop throwing bricks at me.  I'm thoroughly bruised up.  What are you trying to teach me?  What lesson do I need to master? ...more

Part Three of Wisdom Has a Woman’s Name: Proverbs for Today?

The Daughter asked: “How do you spin all day, and seeso little for your effort, and keep from discouragement?” The Mother answered: “See this little square of texture and design?It is enough to wrap the universe in comfort and warmth.” The Daughter was perplexed. “How can this be?” The Mother replied: “Even a few inches of loving intentcan spread to span continents. Ask a ray of sun.”...more

The Sunflower Story

The doorbell rang. It was 6:30 PM. It was rainy, dark, and cold outside. I opened the door and there stood my neighbor, Susan, with a bouquet of bright yellow sunflowers in her hand. They appeared to be smiling at me.She thrust them at me saying, “These are for you!” I was surprised, even taken aback. Then, suddenly the words came pouring out of my mouth, “thank you, thank you” as I realized the flowers were for me.   Susan said to me “It has been dreary and raining for days, and I am concerned about you”....more