The other day I went with my friend to chase up the lady who had bought a TV from him. She owed him several hundred dollars. Her daughter answered the door.
My jaw dropped at the lies the daughter quickly spouted forth in defence of her mother. I stood there silently watching her, recalling a saying popular in Italy: "The truth always bubbles up to the surface". (It sounds beautiful in Italian).
I wanted to say to the daughter in a quiet voice, "The Bible says "Thou shalt not lie". But I didn't say anything.
A couple of years ago a colleague (married 3 years) revealed to me, "I'm struggling with my marriage". I asked him, "When did you last say something nice to your wife?" His response simply floored me: "Like what?" he asked. That said it all.
In 1948 maestro Perry Como released the1929 Rogers and Hart masterpiece "With A Song In My Heart".
For a long time I have wondered how come so many people suffer from depression?
I can't help but wonder if there's a connection here somewhere... this troubles me.
If I have a song in my heart, what happens if I don't sing it?
I suspect the song remains, unsung, in my heart. I wonder if, not singing my song, that this can create a deeply sad life. If I never let my soul express itself fully - loud and clear what happens?
The Bhuddah said "The purpose of life is to find our purpose in life." I'd like to go a bit further and say: "When you find your purpose in life, sing it out loud and long!".
I am constantly and profoundly disturbed by one thought... it is this:
We were all gifted a magnificent pristine planet. Beauty and abundance beyond measure. Yet behold what we have done to it and continue to do daily. Are we on a mad path of self destruction? This is something I just can't make sense of or understand - or accept.
I've just added a downloadable file. It's called "Good Grief". What prompted me to do this was a clip on TV the other night. This kind-hearted woman has opened a little shop. People can walk in from the street, have a cuppa and just talk. She said by far the most common topic was grief. "We've all lost something" she says, " and that triggers grief."
In my own experience I've noticed many folk have little idea of what grief is or how to deal with it. So I've added something I wrote previously for my Coaching clients. Please help yourself to the free download. (You'll find it on the "Better Life" page.)
Someone has thoughtfully thrown a few seeds around. Now we all have a more beautiful path through these rural woods. Where I live, we are surrounded by walking paths. This picture inspires me to throw a few flower seeds around too! I hope you like the matching frame I have chosen. I think the coffee mug looks particularly beautiful.
I am shocked. I've just spent two hours and forty minutes checking every link on my website. Oh heck, you wouldn't believe how many dead links I found. It's embarrassing because I pride myself in having live links - not like so many other sites that are riddled with dead links... oh oh.
I have an idea for you: when did you last check the links on your site?
These short and sweet Blogs are "slices of life" - represented as slices of chocolate cake. They are quick insights designed to help you and me have a better life!