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Stop It!

Stop It! I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said, “Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.”  It often amazes me how miserable I can make myself feel by what I think.  That’s… Continue Reading →

It’s Good to be Dull

It’s Good to be Dull. I watched this video recently and smiled, laughed and chuckled all the way through.  So, I think it’s worthy of making my website as a spiritual reminder.  Always note when you laugh and smile –… Continue Reading →

Your Breath

Your Breath. An average person takes 16 breaths a minute, 960 an hour, 23,040 a day, 8,409,600 a year. How many of those do we take for granted? Someday we’ll take our last. What an important reminder to be aware… Continue Reading →

The Story of the Golden Buddha

The Story of the Golden Buddha. Many years ago in Thailand there is a temple that was called the temple of the Golden Buddha. And there was a huge statue of Golden Buddha. And word came to this village where… Continue Reading →

Dr. Emoto’s Water Experiment

Dr. Emoto’s Water Experiment If thoughts can do that to water, imagine what thoughts can do to us? “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if… Continue Reading →

Olly, The Tumbling, Bumbling Jack Russell Terrier

I want to live like Olly.  Thank you Olly for the spiritual reminders! To play, to dare, to fail, without a worry or a care! As the announcer says, of carefree Olly, "He's all over...

100 Years of Beauty

100 Years of Beauty: Aging Video. Every young couple, before getting married should watch this video.  It’s wonderful.  When we’re young we concentrate on the outward beauty, the skin, the form of the one we love.  But isn’t there something… Continue Reading →

The Last Letter of Major Sullivan Ballou – “Dear Sarah”

The following is a letter written by Maj. Sullivan Ballou to his wife Sarah at home in Rhode Island. Ballou died a week later, at the First Battle of Bull Run. He was 32.  A beautiful letter th...

“Danny & Annie” A True Love Story

Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date to Danny's final days with terminal can...

Carpe Diem

A wonderful scene in the movie Dead Poet's Society.  "If you lean in you can hear their legacy - Carpe... carpe diem - Seize the day boys...Make your lives extraordinary."

"Gather ...

Just Breathe

A STORY: All I asked her to do was breathe. She was in the emergency room with a neck injury, anxious and afraid - breathing rapidly. I had been practicing 6-2-7 breathing a...

Stop and Hear the Music

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush ...

A “Good Day” with Brother David Steindl-Rast

A Good Day - with Brother David Steindl-Rast Isn't one of the secrets of life - to be grateful? So simple and yet so powerful. A Harvard psychologist conducted studies that demonstrated being ...

Your Life in Jelly Beans

What?!  Your life in jelly beans!  Perhaps this would be better to post on Easter instead - you know, with all the jellybeans?  But, it's Halloween today and I'm tying to tie together some though...

A Parody of Modern Church Services

A Parody of Modern Church Services. It’s important to laugh at ourselves from time to time isn’t it? To not take ourselves too seriously? Sometimes to even laugh at our own most sacred traditions in order to keep them fresh,… Continue Reading →

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