Tag Archive for choice

things over which we have choice

Good people, bad intentions…bullshit!

Woman practicing yoga at sunrise

Lately I have been around the proverbial mulberry bush with a matter concerning a very dear friend of mine. The issue is that it is difficult to ascribe intentions to individual members of his family and the result is their behaviour is at least perplexing and at most vile. So in keeping with my philosophy…

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A picture perfect life…

If a picture paints a thousand words then what is the story of this one? I love this picture because for me it represents the best perspective on our lives. In the background is a house. It is not a new house. It is not a stereotypically beautiful house. It is just an old house…

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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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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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Sometimes we wait…

Good things come to those who wait. Waiting for my ship to come in. I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. What is up with this thing called waiting? Has God not heard? We are in the information age. Waiting is so last year. Now instant gratification is the norm; or is it?…

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Thanks be to…

Fill in your favourite deity, person, place or thing. Gratitude is an attitude and we choose our attitude. No matter how much we think we may not be in control of our feelings we are always in control of our choices. And today, I choose to celebrate life with an attitude of gratitude. I am…

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Reacting to anger is a choice…

Startling but true. That is often how the truth appears. It startles us. The dolphin is captive in a pool. We believe that dolphins are amongst the smartest animals. Imagine if I captured you. Even if I put you in a nice house. Would you be my friend? Would you be content with a life…

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On the road to happiness…

Many years ago I decided to get on top of my own happiness. It started with a simple visit to a therapist. In fact, I was not even the instigator of the visit. I went with a friend who needed support to start therapy. Much to my surprise and his chagrin within two weeks I…

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