A Change of Heart

Daily Post;     I Can’t Stay Mad at You

Do you hold grudges or do you believe in forgive and forget?

Forgiveness, human kindness, compassion and reflections in gratitude are  intricate parts of our Holiday Season.  I believe forgiveness is always possible…forgetting is optional.  Forgetting can only come when we challenge the truth of our perceptions.

The following is a collection of words that express the essence of what we are capable of and shows us all how to find a change of heart.   Continue reading

“Why the World Wags”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Million-Dollar Question.”

Why Do You Blog?

In this wonderful world of words, in the human wisdom of what is right and wrong and all the concepts in between, I find myself a perpetual apprentice to the reason for it all.  One of my favorite literary wisdom keepers is Merlin.  In the book, The Once and Future King by Terence H. White, Merlin speaks to young Arthur about learning from life.

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails……Learn why the world wags and what wags it.  That is the only thing the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust.”

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You Can Ask Me Anything….

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trick Questions.”

A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece — about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?

You can ask me anything but that doesn’t mean I have to answer; no matter how famous you are.  There is something very powerful I have learned in my middle years which can be summed up in one powerful word; discernment.  I’ve developed a close and intimate relationship with my power to assess what in life is value added verses that which sucks the life force out of my soul. Continue reading

I am a Wizard!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Do you Believe in Magic?.”

You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

Do I believe in Magic???!!! Absodamnlutely!  I have been in the midst of a magical mist for some time now.  I am just at the edge of what my mystical transformation involves but it is so liberating and dynamic, I’m not sure I have the words to describe what has happened to me.

It all began several years back when …. Nah, no need to start there.  The beginning of my story is fairly common.  I basically woke up one day and was really tired of feeling crappy and pretending it was all about getting old.   Now that I have magical powers I say, “Bah!” to that belief. Continue reading

Neon Homestead???

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.”

What’s mundane yet meaningful to you? What’s a beautiful everyday thing? Or, maybe you can capture an ordinary setting or common scene that has somehow transformed — with festive decor or a new coat of paint.

Unexpected Neon