Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Appreciating Life More

"Spend as much time as possible on mountains, in small boats, or otherwise out in the weather. If you never get wet, cold, exhausted or scared, you won't properly appreciate being dry, warm, rested and safe."
— Mike McCrea
 
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Are You Living in the Present?

“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
- Lao Tzu
 
I came across this today quote and had to share it because it really made me stop and think.
 
Now let me ask you to take a moment to stop and think: Where are you living most of the time?
 
I'm pretty sure Ruby and Lola are living in the present.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Tunes: There Isn't Anything You Can't Do


This is to honour the late Rita MacNeil who passed away last week. A talented singer-songwriter, she overcame many obstacles. Her gift of music has touched many around the world. My hope is that today you will be uplifted by this beautiful piece of music. I also hope that you know that even though you may stumble and fall, there isn't anything you can't do.


You were never more strong girl
You were never more alone
Once there was two, now there's
Just you
you're flying on your own

You were never more happy girl
You were never oh so blue
Once heartaches begin
Nobody wins
you're flying on your own

And when you know the wings you ride
Can keep you in the sky
There isn't anyone holding back you
First you stumble, then you fall
You reach out and you fly
There isn't anything that you can't do

You were never more wise girl
You were never more a fool
Once you break through
it's all up to you
you're flying on your own

You were never more together
You were never more apart
Once pieces of you were all that
You knew
you're flying on your own

And when you know the wings you ride
Can keep you in the sky
There isn't anyone holding back you
First you stumble, then you fall
You reach out and you fly
There isn't anything that you can't do

You were never more wise girl
You were never more a fool
Once you break through
it's all up to you
you're flying on your own 
-Rita MacNeil

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Being Grateful For What You Have

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
remember that what you now have
was once among the things you only hoped for.
- Epicurus
 
Today's Challenge!
 
Where in your life do you find this to be true? Today, make a list of 5 things you once wished for but now have. Take a moment, to be truly grateful for those things. Notice if doing this helps you feel better about your life.