You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.
I always tell my kids to cut a sandwich in half right when you get it, and the first thought you should have is somebody else. You only ever need half a burger.
It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful and generous some people are. Our friend the multi-talented Wes Hamil went and made the most beautiful recorded mediation using the Six Affirmations. It is so peaceful, so uplifting and thought provoking. I just had to shut it off as I was becoming so meditative and contemplative I could not write this blog. And not only did Wes do this for us, he did it for you. It’s on his site right… Read More
That is a quote by Robert Lowell. I was talking to a group of students over the weekend. I was advising them on their futures and how to handle things. I said go forth and fail without fear. Fear holds us back and the number one thing we are afraid of is failure. So go out there and just do it. Fall on your face. Pick yourself up. That is how you grow. Take on that thing you are the… Read More
I turn fifty-seven today….no…no…no… this is not a ploy to get endless birthday greetings. It’s just aging is on my mind. I had to talk about Medicare with the WGA the other day. That was a new type of conversation for me to have. “So, when I get to sixty-five, you guys only cover dental?” Sixty-five…Hold on, I’m adjusting to 57. People say they don’t think about aging and I’m not sure that is true. It’s hard not to. We… Read More
Last Sunday I woke up really early after an extended trip, stepped on the scale and found my nibble was showing. I’d picked up a few extra pounds and I could feel it. Not good. Not life threatening but a lapse in my food discipline just a hair past acceptable. When Tracey and I began working on the book I had applied the affirmations to my food issues. I was thrilled with the results. I dropped almost 30 pounds… Read More
A Penny Saved Can Be Some Gratitude Learned….. For the next forty-eight hours followers of this blog can get a twenty five dollar reduced ticket price to the Gratitude and Trust #140 Summit here in NYC on June 24th at the 92nd St. Y. We have some amazing speakers lined up. Just log on here and use this code…jp25 Look foreword to seeing some of you there!
After his upset loss in the ring, the boxer was asked by a reporter “what happened to your fight plan?”. He replied “ Everybody has a plan until they get hit.” When life hits me hard, sometimes I forget what I learned as a child. And when I’m out of sorts, if I take pause and meditate on each line of this song, it helps me back up. Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily,… Read More
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ― John Bunyan The horrendous tragedy that has befallen Tibet has left the country a shambles. People are homeless, without food and water and many have lost their families and friends. There are no more loving, kind hearted people than the Tibetans. Life has not been easy for them and yet they always smile and love. It is the land of peace and love.… Read More
Since we have been discussing TO Do Lists. I want to share something I started doing. I added sections on my TO DO list for things that are good for me as opposed to only the daily tasks at hand. We tend not to place the same importance on the things we do for our bodies, minds and souls as we do on things like Bank, Market,Take Dogs To Vet. But it’s just as important to write down and check off… Read More
I had an interesting dream a few nights ago. I was on stage in a vast auditorium with many balconies and elaborate old – world decorations. It was difficult to see. I was blinded by a powerful spotlight. I felt a strong desire to get past the formal setting. I was smiling, trying to block out the light so I could see the audience and let them know that I considered them friends. A little like a nervous kid… Read More
We are all so busy. Life moves so fast. It often goes from hectic to frantic to out of control. We are trying to do so many things in the course of a day. We have work to get done. Many of us have kids who need our attention, houses to maintain, places to go, people to see, things that need doing pronto if not sooner. And then if you are like me, I’m trying to do things slowly, sometimes,… Read More