Happiness is rarely something that magically befalls us, but something we choose to experience. What are you choosing?”Barbara Danza in “The Key to Contentment, According to Wisdom of the Past,” The Epoch Times, March 5-11, 2020 print issue Photo by Bruna Branco on Unsplash.
Something we all need in order to feel the fullness of life: It's not only a sense that we belong on our planet, but also that we belong in other people's lives--that we are loved, lovable, and capable of loving.Fred Rogers Source Rogers, Fred. You are Special: Words of Wisdom from America's Most Beloved Neighbor.… Continue reading Mr. Rogers on Belonging
...each one of us is so much more than any one thing. A sick child is much more than his or her sickness. A person with a disability is much, much more than a handicap. A pediatrician is more than a medical doctor. You’re much more than your job description or your age or your… Continue reading Greater Than the Sum Quote
Once, you clasped her to your chest and took her everywhere: the bus, the bathroom, class, the park. She soothed you, engaged you, kept you busy, and filled you with joyful bubbles. Then, gradually, you held her hand less, started leaving her at home, stopped returning her calls. Replaced by responsibility, work, and “serious matters,”… Continue reading Feed Your Creative Soul Daily
How are you? “Blessed. Beyond belief. And so are you.” -Peter, father, grandfather, and security guard for Waipahu Medical Building While trying to change his own mindset, Peter discovered the positive effect these seven meaningful words had on others. He recreated his perception and expectations of himself and the world when he believed and lived… Continue reading Seven Words Inviting Change
After describing a frustrating airport experience involving missed flights, Ruth Soukup, blogger and author of Do It Scared, reframed her experiences with a reminder that we decide what attitude to bring. And so that’s my challenge for you this week—to check your attitude and choose your response. Choose laughter. Choose joy. Choose forgiveness. Choose to… Continue reading Quote: Choose Joy