It’s me again, watching every replay of September 11, 2001.
So many want to forget or repress the memories of that day, yet I hold fast to the belief that we need to remember every moment. We need to recall the shock, angst, and fear. We need to rekindle our patriotism, unity and strength.
Continue reading “9/11: Never forget. Always remember.”
T.V. hardly had a place in my life for nearly 50 years. Truth be told, I purchased it only because the entertainment center seemed to ‘require’ one and it would have looked rather odd without that empty space. A lame and possibly pathetic reason, I know, but an honest one.
Then came COVID. My immersion into the world of television was an adventure, one in which I found some enormous value, therefore a constructive way to spend some time. Reading and writing still take precedence, both my pastimes of choice, but I’ve expanded my horizons, so to speak. Continue reading “I’m not only looking up. I’m seeing the light.”
“Being a good person doesn’t depend on your religion, your race or your skin color or your culture. It depends on how good is your heart and how good you treat others.” – Anonymous
As my fingers struck the keys that crafted this title, in my head I could hear the grouches, the cynics and the naysayers.
Lately I’ve read articles penned by fellow writers bashing positivity, encouraging people to unleash their rage and letting them know that it’s absolutely acceptable to do that.
They pooh-pooh the silver lining, incite volatile emotions and invite others to practice anger.
I agree – believe me. Of course it is good to release those feelings and emotions. It is healthy to find an outlet that is cathartic – if it is, indeed, cathartic. Continue reading “Some days are purely magical.”
It may not be a quote, but it is a great directive from Be Amazing. So go about your day keeping this first in mind.
Before every word you speak and action you take, think to yourself, “Is this nice? Is it necessary? Is it kind?”
Being a nice person doesn’t mean you’re a pushover. Being a nice person doesn’t mean you don’t stand up for yourself and be assertive. It just asks you to think twice before you do.
We sometimes learn that not everything we think needs to be spoken and not everything that is understood needs to be said. Pick and choose your battles wisely. Your victory will be a more simple, peaceful and tranquil existence.
Are you open to others? Are you living fully? Here are four ways to jumpstart adding some spice to your life. If you hadn’t read it here, read it on The Elephant Journal today!
“Being a good person doesn’t depend on your religion, your race or your skin color or your culture. It depends on how good is your heart and how good you treat others.” Anonymous
“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.” – Joseph Addison
“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.” – Victor Hugo
“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
—Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court member