Have the Courage to Retire!

Photo used with permission from Vivian Spathopoulos Have the Courage to Retire! “Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let […]

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Shoshin: A Beginner’s Mind

(Photo used with permission by Dave McLellan) Shoshin:  A Beginner’s Mind If your mind is empty, it is ready for anything.  In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities;  in the expert’s mind there are few.                                       […]

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What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago

What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago “All we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”                                                                                                              –The Buddha Ten years ago I was 53.  My husband had just been diagnosed with leukemia.  My daughter just graduated from college and […]

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You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

(Photo credit: She-conomy.com) You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks As I’ve discussed in past blog posts, I am pursuing several volunteer activities as a retired person.  Some have been satisfying; some not so much.  My latest endeavor is with our local community hospital.  After hearing about my interest and experience in writing, the Director […]

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I am Groot!

Resolution “Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:  I shall not fear anyone on earth.  I shall fear only God.  I shall not bear ill toward anyone.  I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.  I shall conquer untruth by truth.  And in resisting untruth, I […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

(Photo used with permission by Patricia Bradley) Evelyn Couch:  I never get mad, Miss Threadgoode, never, the way I was raised, it was bad manners. Well I got mad, and it felt great. I felt like I could just beat the shit out of all those punks! Excuse my language. And then when I finish […]

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