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…

Are you ready for a dive in a Shark Tank?

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But when it comes to their waters – they haven’t held many fish for decades. Naturally, the fishermen had to go further out into the sea to secure their supply of fish. Their fishing boats just got bigger and bigger. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took them to…

Curiosity Untamed

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”— Walt Disney, as quoted in the end credits of Meet the Robinsons. “Think left and think right and think low and think high….

What do you do when you feel like a loser?

“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” -Katherine Dunham “We can easily forget a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” -Plato “If you hear a voice within you say…

Keep the shark inside you alive

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther in the sea than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took them to bring the fish. If the return…

Look out for each other

The planet does not need more “successful people”. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.— Dalai Lama Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you…

Don’t think about tomorrow. Just try to make today excellent!

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam “Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.” – Gretchen Bleiler The January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler highlighted cultural exchange between a high-school…

Open the flower of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” –Henri Matisse “The Japanese say, if the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.” –Lester Cole “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” — Kahlil Gibran “The rose is a rose…

The ‘Hard Work Pays Off’ Myth

I want to talk about the myth of hard work Wait. That doesn’t sound right. Hard work is real. The myth is the idea that working hard – specifically if you work hard enough you will succeed. This is treated with the certainty of mathematical principles. It’s even framed in simplistic turns of phrase, “All you need to do…” is…

Choose to be happy

And one day, as she was buried deep in her thoughts,she heard a still small voice ask her“If you could go back in life,what would you have done differently?”And without missing a beatshe answered, “I would have chosen me”And finally, she made the choice..Henna Sohail 🍀🌈🌾🍂🕊🌹🌸🤗🌼🤲🏼✨💐🌷 Choose to be happy and make inner peace your…