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Respite: Celebrating Our Gift

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” - Thomas J. Peters Unexpected circumstances happen to us all when results we expected to go one way actually go another. Disappointing results often cause shock, pain, anger and confusion. What are we to do now? How are we expected to proceed? We are to proceed [...]

April 22nd, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Developing a Good Heart

“The proper use of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.” - Dalai Lama In places where intelligence and knowledge are considered highly valuable assets – and hopefully this is in ALL places – it might be a good idea to reflect from time to [...]

April 8th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Healing Energy

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.” - H. G. Wells Each moment becomes “precious” when we confront the concept that time is not infinite. Indeed, there does come an end to the time we [...]

March 25th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Making It Through

“If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.” - Chinese Proverb Perhaps we have entered that critical time when reality seems to scream out that more time has passed by than we thought. Hopefully, we are happy knowing we’ve done our best with the time we [...]

March 11th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Golden Gift of Silence

“With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.” - Catherine de Hueck Doherty As much as we love to talk and share everything going on in our lives, it has been suggested that even more is to be gained by remaining silent and offering our silence to others as a gift. [...]

February 25th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Impossibly Great

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” - Charles R, Swindoll Many surely relate to the multitude of “great opportunities” that have come our way, perhaps just this past year, but definitely throughout our lifetime. How many “opportunities” have we wasted, sulking about the impossible [...]

February 11th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Enjoy the Scenery

“The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.” - Author Unknown Although we make the most detailed plans for our journey through life, it seems that detours consistently loom on the horizon. Suddenly the road we thought we were going to be on all the [...]

January 14th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Keeping the Boat Afloat

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since we all are in the same boat, and everything we do potentially affects all other passengers on board, shouldn’t our main task be to try and keep the boat as stable and water [...]

January 14th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: One Step at a Time

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” - Chinese Proverb When frustrations over a particularly confusing homework assignments got to me, my father’s advice always was “take it one step at a time.” If I followed his predictable advice, eventually I [...]

December 31st, 2016|All, Respite|

Respite: Stick Together

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” - Vista M. Kelly This reference to snowflakes is not meant as a foreboding premonition but rather a lighthearted metaphor, the truth of which we can allow ourselves to appreciate, at least until the actual entity [...]

December 16th, 2016|All, Respite|