“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” — Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck, one of my favorite authors, wrote “I’ve al-ways worried a lot, and frankly I’m good at it. I worry about introducing a group of people and going blank when I get to my mother. I worry about a shortage of ball … Read More Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere
Let’s take a walk in the woods. With no specific destination in mind, we will wander, observe and immerse ourselves in nature. Allow our senses to guide us. When was the last time you walked into the woods with no plans? No final destination? Without a species to ID, hill to climb, or lookout to conquer? What is forest bathing? Forest bathing does not … Read More Let’s take a walk in the woods
Josh Groban has released the new video for his song “River,” about overcoming the dark times and stepping back into the light. The shadowy clip features close-ups of Josh singing the emotional song, along with a narrative of a man who feels alone but in the end is able to find support in other people.Many people suffer from these grueling and life-altering conditions, and … Read More Josh Groban, “River,” is about overcoming depression and stepping back into the light
I have visited Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya several times and every time I leave the park I always want to go back. One thing that brings me here is the famous migration of wildebeest. Every year, approximately 1.5 million of these beauteous animals and their closest friends trek almost 800 kilometres through plains of Kenya and Tanzania. And they must do this … Read More Moving Forward, learning from the wildebees
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, but I would not and could not give myself … Read More Do you Believe you can do what God said you can do?
While visiting Nairobi Giraffe Center I learnt some great stories about Giraffes,I want to share of the stories in the following blog. BABY giraffes learn a very important lesson about life when they are born. A lesson that all of us would do well to remember. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event. The baby falls from its mother’s womb, some eight … Read More Why do mother giraffes kick their babies? A lesson for us all.
I believe that every human being was born for a special reason; we are not here just to survive but we’re all born with the natural inclination to thrive, but somewhere along our path, we lose it and start to survive. I believe we’re a product of our choices; thus, I know we can change journeys from survival to thriving journeys. We can begin … Read More Let it grow
God is infinite. God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-capable. There are no limits restricting God. Yet despite this, to their own harm His followers tend to minimize God’s unlimited power by erroneous thinking. We will look at some promises of God’s word that will dispel that anti-biblical thinking and open you up to receiving the unlimited, immeasurable blessings of God. God is limitless in his … Read More God is limitless in his love and power
As the old proverb says, “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”People who live a life of purpose wake up each morning eager to face the new day. They pursue their dreams with fervor, put their heart into everything they do, and feel that they’re personally making a difference. As James Dean, the actor, once said, “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live … Read More What’s your reason for getting up in the morning?
The most precious commodities on this planet are our health, love, and happiness. Regardless of what we accomplish and accumulate in life, we are unable to take it with us. In the fast paced, consumer driven, social media shared world that we live in today, success and happiness are often defined by the status of what we achieve, and the value of the things … Read More People will only remember you for the person you’ve been
Human beings are instinctively social animals. It is natural for us to feel alone or lonely when we are isolated from others. As a tribal species, our brains adapted to rely on social connections as a means to survive. Off days. We all have them from time to time. Maybe you didn’t sleep well the night before, or perhaps you’re working on a project … Read More Dark Times. We all have them from time to time.
You don’t have to be perfect for the person that loves you. They wouldn’t even like you perfect. Your flaws make you unique. And give them the space and permission to be just as human. People are largely mistaken on what true love really is. They think it’s a feeling. It’s not. They think it’s butterflies and obsessively thinking about that person all day … Read More Anyone can love a rose but it takes a lot to love a leaf….