Year

We divide our lives into years. Our birthday marks a new year. January first often encourages us to establish new goals. Gretchen Rubin says that September, the beginning of a new school year, is also significant to her.  Sometimes I feel like a new month is a fresh start. Is a year still the best …

X-Crossed Out

Going back to lists. I like to draw a line through items I accomplish and mark the things I didn’t accomplish with an X indicating it is carried over. However, if I was using an agenda book that displayed a week across two pages, when I did complete the task, I went back and crossed …

Visionary

Definition of visionary having or showing clear ideas about what should happen or be done in the future having or showing a powerful imagination of or relating to something that is seen or imagined in a dream or vision (sense 3) Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary   I’ve noticed I often have images of how things should …

Wisdom

Wisdom is one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and is actually the highest of all the gifts which include understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. When God asked King Solomon (from the Old Testament from the bible) to ask him for anything and He would grant it, Solomon …

Taoism +

Bear with me, I’m getting to it. Occasionally on this blog I have shared some Buddhist ideas. I have been wanting to sprinkle in some of my own faith, Catholicism. We may think of Catholicism as more about rules, formal rituals, and prayer which there is; but there is a meditative side to it that …

Silence and Stillness

I think we need times for both silence and stillness. I consider silence as quiet time when we’re not on the go. Throughout the day we occupy ourselves with work, phones, TV, people, and whatever else. We don’t have time to just sit and think so when we try to go to bed we just …

Revealing

To reveal is to share or expose something. Often times we hold back on revealing things for various reasons. Maybe we really don’t want anyone to know. Maybe we think no one will care. Maybe we don’t think it’s significant in the grand scheme of things.   Maybe we just don’t want to argue or …

Positive Thoughts

It is important to phrase our thoughts positively because our brain does not pick up on negatives. For example, we shouldn’t say, “I will not get sick.” The brain will not register the “not” and it will hear “I will get sick," so it’s better to say, “I will be healthy.” There is a Deepak …

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