Category Archives: Contemplation

Restless

One of the most helpful attributes we can develop is focus. The person who has her/his mind made up make sure that nothing will get in the way. Such people use their intellectual and physical prowess to achieve their goals. … Continue reading

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Encouragement

“The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.”– Aesop There were few readers of classic literature and fiction in my family, so there was little encouragement to explore … Continue reading

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Resentment

Today, while America observes another anniversary of 9/11, one might claim that the horrific terrorism came about, at least in part, due to anger and resentment of the perpetrators. The tragic destruction of lives and property demonstrated the dark power … Continue reading

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Ephemeral

The squirrel scampered up the tree near the living room window, then inched downward and peered towards the glass. He seemingly looked me in the eye and stared for possibly a minute. The creature lost interest then leapt to the … Continue reading

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The Real Deal

It’s been a few months since the break-up from my ex-BF. I’m considering re-entering the dating scene, so I’m going through my diaries and journals in the process of listing my mistakes and what I have learned from the past. … Continue reading

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Incompleteness

My across the street neighbor spent the entire Thursday afternoon washing and detailing his pickup truck. As an example of his efforts, he probably spent half an hour polishing each wheel. When he was finished with the vehicle, the truck … Continue reading

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The Lesson Triggered By The Tray

As the process of decluttering, downsizing and general cleaning continued this week, I reflected upon a truism: “Possessions are generally diminished by possession.” I had just finished washing and carefully drying a vintage Mikasa food tray. The ornate plate is … Continue reading

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