Fix The Problem or Fix Your Attitude

If you don't like something then change it. If you can't change it then change your attitude. - Maya Angelou

My Dearest Daughters, "If you don't like something, then change it. If you can't change it, then change your attitude." - Maya Angelou, American Poet Attitude: What we think and how we feel about someone or something shapes our behavior. Attitude may seem like a small thing, but it forms our perspective of how we… Continue reading Fix The Problem or Fix Your Attitude

Life Purpose = Love = Compassion + Action

The Purpose of Human Life is to Love & Show Compassion & the Will to Serve Others - Albert Scweitzer

My Dearest Daughters, "The purpose of human life is to Love and show Compassion and the Will to Serve others." - Albert Schweitzer At some point, we all reflect on life and ask,   "What's the meaning of all this? Why am I here?"  For most, if we don't figure it out early in life, then the older we get, the more frequently we ponder… Continue reading Life Purpose = Love = Compassion + Action

Life Purpose Is About Service – Not Privilege

Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth - Emma Vernon

"Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth." - Emma Vernon. Here's one of life's fundamental concepts: "There's a price to pay for everything," and the rightful price required for our very existence is Service to those around us. Just to be sure that we're on the same page, let's define Service as seeing… Continue reading Life Purpose Is About Service – Not Privilege

How You See People Is How You’ll Serve Them

How you see people is how you will serve people - Focus on the Family

11/10/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "How you see people is how you'll serve them." - Focus on the Family podcast guest Although I can't recall the name of the guest on the Focus on the Family podcast, this statement struck me deep, especially in today's social and political climate of intolerance, division, hatred, and physical,… Continue reading How You See People Is How You’ll Serve Them

Anger Leads To Shame

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame - Ben Franklin

11/6/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." - Ben Franklin Unrealistic expectations lead to frustration - frustration leads to either apathy (an "I give up" attitude) or anger, and anger will lead to shame for those one or more of the people involved. Shame is a painful feeling of… Continue reading Anger Leads To Shame

You Are The Soul Within

I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lies within. - Rumi

10/31/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within." - Rumi I heard this quote from a cancer survivor, and the truth it holds made me consider that which I see and hear in this life, because what I perceive leads to… Continue reading You Are The Soul Within

Leave Things Better

My Hope Is Still To Leave The World A Bit Better Than When I Got Here - Jim Henson

9/26/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "My hope is still to leave the world a bit better than when I got here." - Jim Henson The world is a mess right now, but it's been that way for a long time... since about third chapter of Genesis if you are willing to believe in The Bible,… Continue reading Leave Things Better