Cherishing the Opportunity Life Gives Us

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. (Frances HodgsonBurnett, The Secret Garden) In 2004, I got a nursing job in High Level, Alberta, Canada. High Level is a town nine hours north of Edmonton, Alberta. My family had mixed feelings about the relocation to High Level:…

You are not a mess, you are a masterpiece

God takes a broken heart and turns it to a Masterpiece- Malika E Nura God is always able to use our brokenness to create something beautiful- Shelley Hitz, Broken Crayons Still Color When the abstract paintings of Jackson Pollock were first introduced people said, that’s not art. It’s too weird, too chaotic. Everyone hated his…

The Words You Speak Affect Your Future

“The words you speak become the house you live in.” ~ Hafiz Sir Winston Churchill once remarked, “Words are the only things that last forever.” There is such beautiful truth to this quotes. The kind of truth that once heard is impossible to ignore. That the words you speak become the house you reside in. Words have…

Simple Ways to Enjoy Life More

“I have a feeling that we are in such a hurry that we do not even have time to look at one another and smile.” — Mother Teresa “You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know…

Hope is a phoenix rising from ashes of shattered dreams

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu “Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.” — S.A. Sachs “The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life.” — Ana Jacob…

Life is not complicated. We are complicated

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius “The WWII generation shares so many common values: duty, honor, country, personal responsibility and the marriage vow ” For better or for worse–it was the last generation in which, broadly speaking, marriage was a commitment and divorce was not an option”― Tom Brokaw…

Be a sunflower in someone’s dark world

“Does she realize she looks like a sunflower, ready to rain sunlight on all who look down upon her?”-Simone Elkeles “In the morning the sunflower blossoms due to the sun’s rays. This morning I just wanted to remind you that my heart blossoms with love for you every day I wake up and it is…

You got a dream. You gotta protect it

Originally posted on Limited Edition:
Rapunzel is a popular Disney Princess due to her curious nature, bravery, kindness, and adventurous personality. Her movie Tangled is based on the tale of Rapunzel, which is a fairy tale of German origins. It tells the story of a fair maiden named Rapunzel who is locked in a tower. The Story…

You got a dream. You gotta protect it

Rapunzel is a popular Disney Princess due to her curious nature, bravery, kindness, and adventurous personality. Her movie Tangled is based on the tale of Rapunzel, which is a fairy tale of German origins. It tells the story of a fair maiden named Rapunzel who is locked in a tower. The Story of Rapunzel A pregnant woman…

Claiming Your Power

I assign myself no rank or any limit, and such an attitudeis very much against the trend of the times. But myworld has become one of infinite possibilities.—Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man The Lion King sold twenty-seven million copies and is one of the Disney Studios’ all-time box office successes. The film describes the evolvement of…

Let Yourself Out of Your Cage

“I was a bird trapped inside a cage that I thought I’d been released from, still confined and limited to where I could fly. I’d been holding up my umbrella to avoid the rain but I never stopped the rain from falling.”― Arti Manani, Seven Sins “We are tamed animals (some with kind, some with cruel, masters)…