New spirit resolutions

Getting psyched for the New Year? Think that it is time to make some meaningful resolutions? Here are five things to avoid and five things to choose instead for this New Year (and you can resolve it anytime you like, fireworks are not required…smile) Avoid statements which presume a negative has existed in your life…

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Celebrating creation

Starlight, star bright, every star I see tonight. I wish I may. I wish I might. Celebrate your birth tonight! We live in a marvelous, miraculous, mysterious place and its creation is worth celebrating. The worlds religions (ancient, modern and most probably in the future) create a set of cohesive reasons of the the cause, nature,…

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Creating a Christmas I love to live

Beyond the songs, the shopping and the spiritual rituals there are as many different meanings to Christmas as there are those of us doing the interpreting. I have met many people who are Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, Bhuddists and others who all celebrate this holiday in Canada. If ever the claim could have been made…

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Giving is for thankfulness

Recently I have had friends who when the holidays arrived seemed to have a change of direction regarding gift giving. In one case it was my worst nightmare. I was asked the question “what did I want for Christmas?”. It is not a gift when I am asked to order an item from my friends…

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Support or challenge…

Recently I had a conversation with more than one good friend of mine about whether or not support or challenge is required in a given situation. What a fascinating concept and it begs the question, which do I want and  when, as well as, which and when is right for me to offer to others.…

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Awesome living…

The other day, while going through a pile of papers to be filed, I found a scrap with this written on it: “When did you last lay your head in the lap of awe.” Think for a moment – when did you last let yourself experience a true moment of awe? All of us have…

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