Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sparkle spirits

Feliz dia de los muertos!

I am a believer in honoring those who have past.
Remembering their lives.
Providing reflections of the moments we wish we could have shared with them.
Giving space for grief.
Giving space for joy.
Giving space for grief and joy. 

I believe in letting go of the fear of death.
Recognizing it is just another transition.
Giving thanks for each breath. And trying to make them full of all the life I can fit into it.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Luke, I am your Father.

I am a big believer in encouraging yourself to look at your dark sides.
Find your monsters.
Give them hugs.
They are there to teach us.
To request things from us.
But we have to sit down and invite them for tea in order to figure out what those things are.
The more we ignore the monster,
the larger it grows,
the hungrier it gets for your attention.
The more likely it is to consume you.

I like this thought, which I found on Pinterest:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Spread your wings, for you are now a butterfly

Fall is a time of transitions.

Many seem to not like change.
However, change is what allows us to grow.
Change is what allows "better" to happen.

Every beginning comes from an ending.
Perhaps that is why people don't like change.
However, people don't like it because they are confusing an ending with finality - life is now over.
Life isn't over, just that stage of it!

Transition allows us to come back with fresh perspective.
Attempt to handle similar situations with new skills.

But it can be frightening, particularly when we find ourselves longing for a part of what we used to be... we begin to question, was this change good?
But I would encourage that all change can be good.
It is movement.
To be stagnant is to be dead even if you are alive.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Gold Star

Congratulations to all the recent graduates.
You persevered through it all.

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker."
Helen Keller

Thursday, May 9, 2013