I can’t think of a better time, while we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, for us to rededicate ourselves to the golden rule. I’m thankful that the golden rule is not for Christians only, but as you can see from the image above (thanks to Scarboro Mission and Resources for Life.com), it’s at…

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“Fear is contagious. Fortunately, so is courage. Learning to become fearless will touch everyone around you, and best of all, you’ll find it’s a gift that keeps on giving.”  ― Michelle Aguilar, author How are you this week? Life has been turned upside down for all of us. Some of us are suffering the inconveniences of…

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Daily Quarantine Questions: What Am I GRATEFUL for today? Who Am I CHECKING IN ON or CONNECTING WITH today? What expectations of “Normal” am I LETTING GO OF today? How am I GETTING OUTSIDE today? How am I MOVING MY BODY today? What BEAUTY am I cultivating, creating, or inviting in today? (Thanks to the…

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Twenty second meditations. Can we accomplish anything important in such a short time? We’ve all heard what we should do to keep from catching and/or passing along the coronavirus: Stay away from others, especially if they’re sick, Avoid large gatherings Wash our hands on a regular basis Not only wash them but WASH them, thoroughly…

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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony“. -Mahatma Gandhi Are you a happy person? That’s a hard question to answer, isn’t it? Happiness is elusive for many people, and when it’s most elusive,  it’s usually because we assume it’s someone else’s responsibility to make us happy.…

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“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must he saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved…

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“New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture — even the local superstitions. It’s a sensory experience on all levels and there’s a story lurking around every corner.” — Ruta Sepetys I miss New Orleans most of all this time of year when…

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“Sometimes it’s difficult to find the things that we, as human beings, have in common. We live in times when the ‘Us vs Them’ narrative has become mainstream. We get caught up in minutiae and risk losing sight of what binds us, rather than divides us. This Danish television station ad, entitled “All that we…

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“Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.” –Eric Fromm Years have passed since I read Eric Fromm’s The Art of Loving, but I still find his notions of love to be inspirational. Fromm doesn’t sugar coat love and…

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I’ve probably mentioned this before, but one of my favorite blogs is by John Pavlovitz titled Stuff That Needs To Be Said. Please visit it if you’re so inclined. You will find so much food for thought. His latest blog, titled Life Is Short. People Are Hurting. Don’t Be A Jerk, struck me as especially…

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