Rebels and Renegades

The world often sees rebels and renegades as groups of violent, angry people attempting to over throw the government or current social conventions or norms. Look the words up in the dictionary and that is pretty much what you will find. But I would like to suggest that we can be rebels or renegades byContinue reading “Rebels and Renegades”

Friday Extra: Random Acts of Christmas

Genie’s Note: This is another oldie but goodie from 2017. Enjoy and take a minute to think of ways you can spread joy through random acts of Christmas. One thing I like to do at the holidays is give a small (very small) token gift to people at random.   One year I hung handmade angelContinue reading “Friday Extra: Random Acts of Christmas”

What are we Waiting For?

Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent. I did not grow up in a tradition that observed advent, but I did later attend churches that did. Advent is a time of expectant waiting for the birth of Jesus. It may be seen as a time of preparation, repentance and fasting. Candles are lit each weekContinue reading “What are we Waiting For?”

Gratitude can Transform

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward Gratitude is powerful. It can transform the average and ordinary into blessings. Remember you are what you think as you fill your thoughts with gratitude. Today is the last day to get a freeContinue reading “Gratitude can Transform”

Heal the World Through Joy

“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.”― Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on VoiceContinue reading “Heal the World Through Joy”

Choosing Heaven

“We may not be aware of it, but we choose either heaven or hell all the time. Every time we choose to hope, every time we choose to forgive and to let go of our resentments, we choose heaven, we choose life.” Quoted from Jocelyn Soriano’s blog I Take off the Mask  We choose toContinue reading “Choosing Heaven”