It’s National Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day was the idea of Mrs. Becky Mattson, who started the effort in the 1970’s to make this a National day.  In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day. Do you have good neighbors?  Let them know.  Are you a goodContinue reading “It’s National Good Neighbor Day”

One Size Does Not Fit All

We are bombarded with messages from popular media telling us to do this or not do that. While we would all like to find a perfect one size fits all solution or have someone else tell us how to live, that is not how life works. Life is a journey and we learn the wayContinue reading “One Size Does Not Fit All”

Happy Accidents

I  still love watching reruns of The Joy of Painting with the late Bob Ross on PBS.  Bob was not only a painter and teacher, he was also a philosopher and nature lover.  One of his favorite sayings was, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.“ Learning anything new becomes overwhelming if you are afraidContinue reading “Happy Accidents”

Drawing a Larger Circle

We live in a world that is becoming increasingly divided and fragmented.  We are separating ourselves from others based on race, gender, age, political or religious belief or affiliation and even perceived health and physical beauty.   What if instead of forming small groups to exclude others we drew a larger circle that took in othersContinue reading “Drawing a Larger Circle”

A Visit to the Louvre

One of the things I love about the internet is the opportunity to visit places I many never actually go in real life.  A favorite way for me to spend time is to visit some of the world’s great art galleries online.   One of my favorites is the Louvre.  Yes, you read that right theContinue reading “A Visit to the Louvre”

Life is More Than ___________

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in one aspect of life it becomes our entire life.  We may stay stuck in that way of living until we get a wake up call that tells us the delicate balance of life has been disrupted.  That wake up call may come as a gentle nudge or aContinue reading “Life is More Than ___________”

And the #1 Staycation Idea is…..

Drumroll please… Organize your own at home spiritual retreat. *  Turn off your phone and take off your watch. *  Choose books, CD’s and videos to study during your retreat or study the sacred texts of your tradition. *  Allow plenty of time for rest, reflection, meditation and journaling. *  Spending time outside in aContinue reading “And the #1 Staycation Idea is…..”

“When I Consider Thy Heavens…”

You may recognize the title of this post as words from the Bible (Psalm 8:3 KJV).  Looking up at the night sky has inspired poets, artists, philosophers, theologians, musicians, scientists and other dreamers since time began.  Technology now lets us see the stars in a way we never have before.  Need a little inspiration?  See the universeContinue reading ““When I Consider Thy Heavens…””