As negative rhetoric and activities deriving from the U.S. Presidential candidate rallies continue to make headlines, we must manage an attitude and approach to stay above it. We choose how to react and feel. We could choose to lash out, or we could choose to act sensibly. Instead of anger or dissidence, let us stay … More Red or blue, let us stand.
Today, March 7th, 2016 is the first Monday of this month. Although many of us dread them, Mondays have been more recently endeared as Make a Difference (M.A.D.) Mondays by such organizations as K-LOVE and Spread Peace And Love. They encourage random acts of kindness on Mondays as a way to MAKE A DIFFERENCE at … More M.A.D. Mondays and March Madness.
Today is Super Tuesday in the United States, the biggest day of the 2016 primary season, with 13 states and one territory participating: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming and American Samoa. I live in Virginia and I will be at the polls today. And, I need to … More Take a stand. Expect better.
A hug…it is like hot soup on a cold winter’s day; it is comfort and sustenance for the heart and soul! A hug is a wonderfully warm and loving embrace that represents our consideration, kindness, and affections. Hugging is therapeutic, as it transfers positive energy, resulting in an emotional lift to the person receiving the … More A hug.
2016 is a U.S. Presidential election year. And, the negative campaigning has already become apparent. Let us not allow this form of propaganda lead us to thinking that this is appropriate behavior. We can do better and be better than that. We can rise above any negativity in how we react and behave. Let us use … More Shine with a positive attitude.
I discovered a site called NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR over the weekend that has compiled a list of National (U.S.) Days and Months (with an expansion that is under construction to include International Days). National Day Calendar has given us over 365 reasons to celebrate every day. The site is at this URL: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com When we … More Celebrate every day.
In the words of Andrew Jackson, “I will speak ill of no one, and speak all the good I know of everybody.” Andrew Jackson knew the power of words, as did many great people in our history. Currently, more and more people are aware of the power of words and how they can affect people. … More Be aware of the power of words.
A few years ago, I was informed on-line by an individual that “truly loving other people means understanding who they are and treating them the way THEY want to be treated, not the way you think they should be treated.” Then, I was given no opportunity to respond. I had to decide not to take … More Their issue, not mine.
I value people, connections and friendship, even if we have never met face-to-face. Facebook has made it easier to reconnect with people we knew from our past and make new connections with people of like-mind and spirit. My heart is heavy right now…because I just learned something about myself and others. It seems I invest … More The Concept of “Unfriend”