What is this blog about?

There is no such thing as an expert on the topic of Life. We all have had our battles, our suffering, and our questions. Despite the uniqueness of our personal obstacles, we have endured them. We have endured them well enough to advise those behind us as to how to do the same. I have done the research on your behalf regarding the multitude of reasons why wisdom exists. My mission is to utilize the voices of the world's greatest thinkers and heroes to compose a guideline of life's wisdom so that you don't have to experience those trials alone.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

A moment for Stewardship



Pulled from the following website: 
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=1418

What, you ask, does building a snowman have in common with bird feeding? Well, not only is building a snowman a fun and festive way to welcome winter, but it can also be a creative, just-the-right-height way to deliver bird food. Build a snowman out of three balls of snow as usual, and then use birdseed and other bird foods to create the snowman's details.
Use corncobs or suet logs to create a smile. Give your snowman hair by dangling millet from its head. Or, sprinkle some black sunflower or thistle seeds onto its head. Dried sunflowers make ideal ear muffs. Make eyes and a nose out of suet balls or seed cakes.
Make tasty buttons out of seed ornaments. To complete your snowman, use branches to provide birds a place to perch. Favorites like these are sure to attract a variety of birds.
Many people decorate their outdoor trees for the holidays. We suggest you forgo the strings of lights and bundles of tinsel and, instead, use only bird-edible materials that birds can eat safely. Turn your backyard conifers into works of art. Make your own pinecone feeder ornaments, or simply cut suet cakes into 4 smaller squares, punch a hole through the middle, and string from the branches to make square ornaments.
You can also decorate a tree by draping millet sprigs from it, stringing garland made from dried fruit and popcorn, and much more. Be creative, and remember to keep birds' safety in mind by staying away from processed human foods that can be harmful to birds.
When the wind blows and the snow falls, gather your friends and family - especially your children - and use your creativity to design an edible snowman or decorate a tree. Not only will you be given an opportunity to spend time in nature, but you will ensure your wild birds are fed well during the long winter months.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Moment for Forgiveness


The reason for learning Forgiveness is that it teaches us about our personal assignments to remain attentive to the present moment and forbid the past to become a distraction.  Remember, your history will always be with you because you cannot reverse time to be with it. But you can take solace in the notion that it has brought you to this very moment and no further. It is then that one realizes one's history instills us with a unique Responsibility: create the next moment because you cannot create a new past. “In three words, I can sum up everything I learned about life: It goes on.” [Robert Frost]

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Day to be Blessed

Today, rather than perceiving your work as "work," stand back and take a moment to consider how blessed you are to be here.  You have been blessed to have been given work. 

You have the breath.  You have the drive. You have the talent for today's tasks.
Some people do not. 
You have been blessed. 

You have the sight.  You have the foresight.  You have the insight that you earned.
Some people do not. 
You have been blessed.

You have the brains.  You have the heart.  You have the courage to embrace this day.
Some people do not. 
You have been blessed.  

You have been given life.  You have life.  You are alive.
Be grateful.
You are blessed. 

Embrace this day, embrace your life, embrace your work as a gift rather than a burden.
Whether you choose to address it now or afterward, you will soon discover that it too,
is a blessing. 


Be well.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Day to Be Well

Evidently today's full moon is shifting many people's energies.
Would you like to feel better today?

Compliment someone. 

Compliment 5 friends with whom you rarely interact. 
Try complimenting a stranger. 





Happiness is quite simple.
...and it begins with a choice.

Be well.