Friendship “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson I had interactions with two good […]

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I Miss The 1960s!

I Miss the 1960s! “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” ― John Lennon One of my favorite TV shows is Sunday Morning on CBS.  This week’s show included a video of The Beatles’ 1960s […]

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Puppy Love

Puppy Love “Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” —Emily Dickinson  I was at a meeting today of volunteers at my local hospital and catching up with my friend, Norma.  Imagine Norma’s reaction when my first words were, “I’m a new mom!”  Following her stammered response, “Whaaat…how…..?”,  I laughed […]

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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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Stay! Problems with Meditation

Stay!  Problems with Meditation “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”                                                                       ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation I’ll be the first one to admit that meditation isn’t easy for me.  Usually, the problem is about distractions, or at least that’s what I tell myself.  Here […]

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I Am Awake

I Am Awake It is said that soon after his enlightenment, the Buddha passed a man on the road who was struck by the Buddha’s extraordinary radiance and peaceful presence. The man stopped and asked, My friend, what are you? Are you a celestial being or a god? No said the Buddha Well, then, are you some […]

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Walking with Nature

Walking with Nature Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.                                                                 ~Wallace Stevens Now that spring has sprung here on the […]

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