If I’ve learned one thing in life, it is this: Nothing is impossible. Or to put it another way, everything is possible. I just need to believe in myself and open my mind to possibilities.
The year was 1997.
At the ripe old age of 33, I handed in my resignation at work, quitting a high profile corporate job as regional manager with a UK-based company. I was going to get married to the most wonderful man on earth. I would return to work after a brief sabbatical. Or so I thought.
Little did I know that life had other…
A growing list of Mindfulness Meditations published on Mondays and Thursdays.
Chocolate Meditation — Because chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays
Smiling Meditation — Yoga of the mouth, happiness right under your nose.
Hugging Meditation — 3-step mindfulness meditation for deep joy and peace
A one-minute Meditation — A no-pressure, full of benefits practice to overcome overwhelm.
A 5-minute Instant Detox — Feel wonderful in eight super-short steps.
Practice the Power of Silence — A communication fast for better relationships
The What-Went-Well Exercise — A simple two-step gratitude activity to uplift your mood
When I look back over the decades, I realize that life has been my greatest teacher, ably supported by “experience”. Depending on how we look at it, growing up can be painful, or…educative.
My mother was married at thirteen. She became pregnant with me at seventeen when my father abandoned her after leaving the country to pursue higher studies. Life was not easy and she had to tolerate a ridiculous amount of domestic abuse at her in-laws’ before she finally got her cup of peace and returned to her mother’s place in another city.
Some might say my childhood was…
Inspiration converts intent into action. Inspired people act on their dreams.
Mukundarajan V N
What a great case for inspiration vs aspiration! Wonderful life lesson! Thank you for your wise words, Mukundarajan.
We “met” this rather gorgeous gorilla at our local zoo. He was amazingly serene and calm, as you’ll see in the photo below. Quite contemplative, until his friends turned up to ask him something they had been meaning to ask him for a long time.
I mean, look at him. Wouldn’t you want to know where he gets his hair done? I certainly would!
Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles ❤ Did you smile today?
In conclusion, if you are like me, the normal lot that seeks to improve your writing, I would urge you to write every day. If not, on days your are not publishing, at least take some effort to write more comments on other writers’ article so as to keep up with “writing” every day.
It is all about creating the habit of writing by setting aside time for it every day...and of course being prepared to be struck by inspiration at any time! Thanks for a wonderful post, Winston!
…ce of the starry, heavenly blue twilight. The years have only left me behind to make things right. In a prayerful girlish plea, my words drift upon the dreams of sweet candy cotton clouds, asking forgiveness for tossing your love away without requite.
So beautiful and wistful! I loved this! ❤
His words resonated with me, and whenever I worry about my efforts, I turn to be an encourager.
Trista Signe Ainsworth
He is an angel. Reminds me of my son--he wasn't great at sports but was always the loudest cheerleader in the sidelines. I was pretty much the same! The world needs more encouragers! Please hug your son for me, Trista! I love this post so much!
With the technology overload, we often forget to notice the wonders of nature. Why not make it a habit to spend at least ten minutes in nature every day?
Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. John Ortberg
Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles. ❤ Did you smile today?
The survey so many of you kindly filled in revealed that engagement is something we all strive for. Not only does it help us build a connection with other like minded writers from all around the globe, it also allows us to build a fan base and experience personal and financial growth.
It felt great to complete that survey.
And yes, what a beautiful collection (I keep thinking how fabulous you are to do this daily roundup and I am in awe of you!) ❤ Thank you! I am loving the posts!