A New Day, A New Perspective

Tag: Religion and Spirituality

Burning Bowl Ceremony – Make a Positive Change!

I posted this article a few years ago.  It is a great way to start out the New Year.  Let’s make 2015 a better year  with a positive outlook! Someone asked me about burning bowl rituals the other day, what they were and what the purpose is. I actually love burning bowl rituals.  What a… Read More ›

Wednesday Thoughtfulness

“Learn the wisdom of compromise,  for it’s better to bend a little than to break.” – Jane Wells   As children get older and go on their way to self discovery, parents sometimes get nervous and worried about the paths they are choosing to go down.  We hope and trust that we have taught them… Read More ›


I Don’t Feel So Merry

It’s Christmas time.  Yesterday we had snow, just a light dusting, and it was beautiful.  There is a chill in the wind today, it makes me want to stay home by the fire and drink hot cocoa.  I have been looking at Christmas decorations, but they don’t seem quiet as sparkly as they used too.  I… Read More ›


The Choice is Yours!

Today I am thankful for choices.  I love the fact that we have so many choices each day, starting with our attitude.  We can choose to be happy, choose how we approach the day ahead and choose the direction our day will go.   Even if you have a day when everything seems to fall apart, you… Read More ›


Thankful for Small Acts of Kindness

Today I am thankful for small acts of kindness.  Every act of kindness is like ripples on water, the effects are far reaching and potentially endless.  I am thankful I am healthy and can offer a helping hand to the elderly if they need it at times.  I am happy to open a door for… Read More ›


Just a Bit Foggy

It was foggy outside this morning, enough to make visibility questionable. Opening the door to fog always makes me think of the dramatic scene in Gone With The Wind, where Scarlet pleads with Rhett – “Rhett, where ever shall I go? Whatever shall I do?” Rhett replies, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,”… Read More ›

Mid – Week Thought

“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will follow.” – Lao Tzu In this rush around busy world it’s easy to get distracted and off course.  It’s also easy to fall back into old habits, procrastinate, become impatient because you’re suddenly feeling stuck and frustrated enough that your attitude begins to go… Read More ›


Thinking Out Loud

You can’t control all the events in your life, that is a given fact.  You can control your reaction, your thoughts, your actions.  You can keep your mind open so you notice opportunities along the way.  You can take advantage of the resources that are available to you at any given time.  You can also… Read More ›

Understanding the Beattitudes

I grew up in church and have listened to the Sermon on the Mount for most of my life and still wondered at the various interpretations of some of the verses.  These verses are located in Matthew 5:3 and 5 if you want to look them up.  For instance: Blessed are the poor in spirit,… Read More ›


Be Like Water

“Be like water.” – Bruce Lee   I have thought about this quote before and what it meant to me as I was taught and later learned more from Cherokee friends.  It is a lesson that is passed down in various ways and through various religions, but the basic truth is the same – we should… Read More ›

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