Posts Tagged ‘live simply’

Not Busy and Not Sorry | Mindfulness

Heaven's reflection on Earth

Heaven's reflection on Earth

Thank you to two dear friends who are learning to live and love more fully, and sharing it with others.  One has simply summed it up for us:  “I am not busy, and I am not sorry.”  And the other has beautifully written it in a poem.  They essentially say the same thing.  One may resonate more clearly for you, so I share both. Read the rest of this entry »

In honor of Aunt Bonnie | A Purposeful Life

I am honored to have been asked to write this eulogy.  That may seem strange, and I believe that is why I was asked.  I tend to think differently.  I find good in all things because I believe all things are good.  And so you ask, “How are the circumstances for which we are here good?”  For Aunt Bonnie, she is peace.  For us, this is an opportunity to edit our lives.  It is in these occasions that we understand death is the seed of new life. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Small in the Mountains

Getting Small in the MountainsMy simplify life theme for this year is Think Big, Live Small. I can’t think of a better place to re-focus my intentions than the mountains. I am looking for more than a moment of mindfulness; I want a state of mindfulness for me and my family.

What does it really mean to us to Think Big, Live Small? Read the rest of this entry »

BOTH freedom of choice AND pro-life | a life of plenty

Are you true to yourself?  Do you honor your intentions in all aspects of your life?  Do you lead with your highest values in your family, social, and spiritual life?  Do you choose love in all the small and ordinary ways?

Sometimes we don’t see the freedom of choice in the little things, so I thought I would use a big one to make the point, and you can apply it to the small ones.  Since we just had the March for Life in Washington D.C., I thought abortion would be a good topic, fresh in our minds. Read the rest of this entry »