Monthly: December 2018

Discover a sense of wonder and awe

December 18, 2018

After lunch at Paradise Cove, one of our favorite places to eat, my friend and I went for a walk along the beach. Suddenly he bent down and picked up…

Honor the Ending

December 18, 2018

“How was your trip?” a friend asked, as my trip drew to a close. I thought for a moment, then the answer came easily. “It had its ups and downs,”…

Asking for Help

December 17, 2018

It’s okay to ask for help. One of the most absurd things we do to ourselves is not asking for the help we need from a friend, a family member,…

Enjoy the ordinary

December 16, 2018

Days before, there had been a tremendous storm out in the Pacific Ocean. Now the swells from the storm were smashing against the shore in California. The tide rose and…

Valuing Our Needs

December 15, 2018

When we don’t ask for what we want and need, we discount ourselves. We deserve better. Maybe others taught us it wasn’t polite or appropriate to speak up for ourselves.…

Enjoy your successes

December 14, 2018

Eventually, if you put enough effort into something, it gets finished. The house is built, the picture is painted, the report is completed. Let yourself rest and relax in those…

When the Time Is Right

December 13, 2018

There are times when we simply do not know what to do, or where to go, next. Sometimes these periods are brief, sometimes lingering. We can get through these times.…

Celebrate

December 12, 2018

Look at your life. Look back at the path that you’ve walked this far and celebrate! One of the joys of walking to the top of a mountain is looking…

Letting Go of Shame

December 11, 2018

Many of us were victimized, sometimes more than once. We may have been physically abused, sexually abused, or exploited by the addictions of another. Understand that if another person has…

Be happy now

December 10, 2018

“Time is what keeps everything from happening at once,” the bumper sticker ahead of me read. Maybe, I thought. I was racing back home from the computer store, busily doing…