“I want to be the type of person who helps others unleash their full potential, find themselves, be free, live gloriously, set their hearts aflame, live in Truth, be peaceful, live in harmony, be fruitful, be excited, live long, flow with compassion, race with the wind, breathe slowly and deeply, touch the outer limits, live within, know yourself. taste life. fall in love…”

Most likely, everyone who finds themselves reading this feels the same way 🙂



In response to yesterday’s post  Counting, Diane at http://ranthegauntlet.wordpress.com/ wrote me a short comment expressing how much she enjoyed the content. Although her response was only two sentences long, it hit me like a well swung sledge-hammer right between the eyes…or more accurately straight to my heart. Her second sentence contained this thought…

 I want to be one who takes off the cuffs.

I haven’t though of much else throughout today. What a wonderful sentiment. Doesn’t that sum up what we want to do in life? Doesn’t it accurately portray the type of person we are striving to be?

Yes I want to be the person who takes off the cuffs, the shackles, the things that bind, the things that keep us from being free. I want to be the type of person who helps others unleash their full potential, find themselves, be free, live gloriously, set their hearts aflame…

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“I like the idea that the only theme in art is the question, “Who am I?” That all art is a journey of self-discovery. Artists make art because they want to find out who they really are, and the audience “consumes” that art because they want to know they’re not as alone as they thought. Because they want to find particular truths they wouldn’t have been able to find otherwise.”
I’ll venture to say…blogging is (or can be) a form of art 🙂

“He said that after all the biological and mathematical odds against any one of us being born, it was simply a matter of respect for life to do our best with it….to hope and to believe in the impossible and to achieve it with all we are, against all odds and predictions. Against all logic. We spoke of having faith in the impossible being possible.”

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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I have just witnessed a miracle. And no, that is not a melodramatic statement. Simply true. I just watched my son walk again. Unsupported. For the first time in three and a half years. Five steps.

Yes it has already made the papers. Of course he had been on the phone jubilant the first time, the other day. That alone had me in tears. But today I saw, with my own eyes, through  tears I couldn’t have stopped if I’d tried, as my son took five steps away from me.

This, we have always been told, is impossible. And when the impossible occurs I think we can safely call it a miracle. Especially when it brings with it such emotion. Such beauty. Such joy.

I don’t suppose it was wise driving home with tears streaming. They are probably not doing the keyboard much good either. The dog is already quite…

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“Let’s remember to daily invoke the divine and all that is light, love, healing and uplifting in mankind.”
“Our collective actions will help us leave a legacy of peace to our children, our loved ones, and our planet for generations to come.”

Mirth and Motivation

“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” Gautama Buddha

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart. Lao Tzu

Dear One,
Beloved, Blogger, Family, Friend… You know who you are. Yes You! This missive is for you. Thank you for making an important contribution to my year through your words, advice, comments, hugs, likes, and laughter. I’m amazed at how quickly time has flown. We have now entered the final month of yet another remarkable…

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