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:…

Celebrating Father’s Day

In many countries, today June 20 2021 is Father’s Day. Just like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is such an important and significant day to honor our fathers and those who have been father-like to us. On this day children acknowledge and appreciate their fathers and father figures, who play an important role in their lives,…

Let’s Hope for the Best

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller A bestseller, Let’s Hope for the Best by Carolina Setterwall recounts the intensity of falling in love with her partner Aksel, and the shock of finding him dead in bed one morning. It…

Be the author of your life story

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale “Most of us have only one story to tell. I don’t mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there’s only one that matters, only one finally worth telling.”― Julian…

Rising Up After Life Knocks You Down

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
“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…

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…

The Power of Thank You

Focus on gratitude. Choose forgiveness. Choose joy.— Shaunti Feldhahn “Profoundly honest and uplifting, John Kralik’s story reminds us of all those in our own lives who deserve our thanks. Though his journey was remarkably personal, it has the power to be a call to action for all of us.”— Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture…

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…