Sunday, November 23, 2014

Success


In reality ..., you cannot achieve success in anything without failures along the way.
(David Jeremiah, Journey, 29 September)
23 November 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Judgment


Just for today I will release any need to judge or criticize others and begin to see them in the same way I might want them to see me.
(Hope For Today, 31 October)

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Bad news yesterday.  I noticed that WikiSpaces is no longer "free."  They want $50.00 a year for the space.  I'm sharing lots of genealogy information there. Now I'll need to make a decision. I'll admit it, I'm not good at making decisions. I didn't determine how long I have before I lose all the work.
20 November 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Things


Things

Things are about power.
Things are about belonging.
Things are about identity
Things are about perfection.
(Extracted from 
Making Peace with the Things in Your Life, 
by 
Cindy Glovinsky, p. 37)
19 November 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

On Aging

Southern Comfort Quilters

If age is denied, soul becomes lost in an inappropriate clinging to youth.

It's difficult to let go of youth, because that release requires an acknowledgment of death. I suspect that those of us who opt for eternal youth are setting ourselves up for heavy bouts of depression.

As we age, our ideas formerly light, rambling, and unrelated to each other, become more densely gathered into values and a philosophy giving our lives substance and firmness.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 139 & 141)
18 November 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Substance


As we age, our ideas, formerly light, rambling, and unrelated to each other, become more densely gathered into values and a philosophy giving our lives substance and firmness.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 141)
16 November 2014

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Yesterday the three of us were out for a while enjoying the day.  We went to the Fall Bazaar and Auction at the Greenbelt Community Church in Greenbelt, MD for the bake sale and bazaar. Melva's friend, Laura, had three tables set up along one wall. Melva donated several items for the sale. We've been going to this sale for many years.  The church is on Crescent Drive and it is easy to get there by entering Greenbelt from Kenilworth Avenue.

We also attended the bazaar at the Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitor Center near Laurel, MD.  The Center was completed in 1994. Melva and I had been there before, but not since the building was erected. We decided not to take the tram ride because it was too chilly.  We did walk out to the lake at the end of our visit.  One of the retired ladies encouraged me to consider doing volunteer work. There were quilts on display from the Southern Comforters of Bowie, MD.

Everyone bought something at the two bazaars.  Cyndi got a green cameo broach set in sterling silver and she won a matted sunset photo door prize at Wildlife Visitor Center.  Melva bought a pair of pants and baked goods.  I bought a book, "1001 Ways to Live in the Moment," by Chronicle Books to go with their book, "1001 Ways To Relax," that I bought in January 2011.

Dick Henthorn
16 November 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Negative Attitudes

My peace of mind depends on overcoming my negative attitudes. I must try, day by day, to be honest with myself.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 May)
13 November 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trust Yourself


Trust yourself and your intuition when something is out of kilter enough to mistrust.
(after Sandra A. Crowe, Since Strangling Isn't An Option, p. 248)
12 November 2014