Category Archives: Intention

Renegotiating Commitments

Although I have a commitment to write my blog each week, last week I observed resistance. Is it time to reevaluate my commitment, I wondered.  It wasn’t okay to just ignore the commitment to write. Either I write or I … Continue reading

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Drinking from the Saucer

When asked how she was doing, a woman I know answered that her cup was overflowing and she was drinking from the saucer.  The visual made me smile and I always remembered it. Recently I had a ‘drinking from the … Continue reading

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The Joy of Disillusionment

About 4 years ago someone recommended a documentary that sounded uplifting. It wasn’t. After watching the film and thinking about its contents, I felt distressed for a few days.  I went to the website recommended by the documentary and looked … Continue reading

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Resilience and Aging

As I reflected further on Joan Boryesenko’s research on resilience, I realized again how important resilience is to aging. My mother, who is a stone’s throw away from her 89th birthday, is a model of this for me. Last week … Continue reading

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Love and Loss

One morning, I spotted two baby swans in a pond near my home. Their grayish feathers made them blend into the environment. Their discovery delighted me. For the next couple weeks, when I biked by the pond or took a … Continue reading

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Legacy

My friend Mare’s sister, Cindy, said that when someone she loves dies, she thinks about what she most admired about that person. She then strives to incorporate that admirable quality into her own life.  This idea appealed to me. When … Continue reading

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Small acts of kindness

Last Saturday I attended an Earth Day celebration. The one dollar admission fee included a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets were available for one dollar each or 7 tickets for five dollars.  Since I paid my admission with a five … Continue reading

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Impacting Lives

A friend is the executive director of a local art museum. The museum recently exhibited work by area high school students. My friend was not only impressed by the quality of the students’ work but was also touched by the … Continue reading

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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.                                                   … Continue reading

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That’s What Friends Are For

When I was struggling around the time of my late father’s birthday, my close friend Steve proposed that we talk. Because we live on opposite coasts and he works full time and has numerous projects, a call isn’t easy to … Continue reading

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