Forgive and be Free

The longer you live in the past, the less future you have to enjoy. Robert Tew “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much…

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:…

Rising Up After Life Knocks You Down

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as…

Choosing to be happy

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” —Abraham Lincoln Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.— Joel Osteen The 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 movie based on the true story of Chris…

Loving the Inner Child Within

“Your true passion for life is hidden away within you. Your inner child holds the key to this. What did you enjoy doing as a kid before all the adulting began? Take time for yourself, recharge, and let your inner child come out to play every once in awhile.” -Christine E. Szymanski “My quest these…

When Other People Let You Down…..don’t stay down

Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!”…

Do not get stuck on the negatives

Don’t get stuck dwelling on negative feelings — or focusing on the bad aspects of your situation for too long. Your power lies in how you react to — and cope with — the situation you’re facing.

Renewed hope

I am an optimist, who believe that something good will happen to me. May be my faith in God has something to do with my optimism. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There have been many dark moments when my faith in humanity was tested,…