Be Present, Baby

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.  If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. ~ Lao Tzu ~~~ More often than not we tend to worry about what's to come, or dwell on something that's already happened.  We …

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Don’t Wish It All Away, Beautiful

"I wish it were 11:00 o'clock!"  She wailed, hunched over the counter with her face in her arms.  Her co-worker seemed a little self-conscious as he looked at me.  I greeted them both and pretended not to notice any drama unfolding. Don't wish your life away We can hear our elders' warning, practically in unison, …

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Love

I never promised you a rose garden, love.  His words echo through my mind. Everything good in the world. A rose garden: an image of beauty, perhaps even perfection.  The fragrant petals, the light dew in the mornings, the sunshine, the scent of rich earth.  A rose garden is everything that’s good in the world. Look …

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