Run Run as fast as you can

I quit sewing costumes for plays years ago because they get so crazy with fittings, alterations, sewing, and planning… sounds like reverse order but that is how crazy plays can get.  I volunteered to help with a Christmas musical at church thinking it would have at the most a dozen parts.  Oops.  A cast of…

Teacher Appreciation

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”  Buddhist Proverb quotes I remembered this quote and thought of all the times I needed a teacher….I looked for them.  The hardest part was getting myself to the point of being ready to listen.  I believe the teachers are there all the time but I don’t…

Attitude of Gratitude

“I have an attitude and I know how to use it.”  Seems contradictory.  One of the many things I learned in counseling is the Art of Gratitude.  Like many life skills, gratitude is a skill that needs to be taught.  Receiving a gift, a compliment, or some good deed may be difficult for someone with…

Manna again

Recently had a conversation with my Dad and sister about things taking a long time.  Manna again for 40 years.  November is a month of Thanksgiving.  It came after the harvest which when the tradition was started was truly a matter of life and death.  Many times blessings come in the form of manna.  The…

You don’t know

what you don’t know. This week I was reminded something taught to me by my first counselor.  I was stumbling through several counseling sessions when I first started going, confused and resentful not understanding where he was trying to get me to go with my thinking.  I couldn’t grasp what he was trying to say. …