Finding empathy for the difficult ones, as did Nelson Mandela

“It never hurts to think too highly of a person; often they become ennobled and act better because of it.” ~ Nelson Mandela  It goes without saying that it is easy — or much easier — to have positive thoughts for people whom you already think highly of. For people that you love. People that you hold…

The talking of the soul with itself.

I don’t like lingering. I made that pretty clear yesterday – and while it may take you 25 extra seconds, I implore you to checkout yesterday’s post (STOP LINGERING) … BUT, admittedly, there are times when I linger … and typically it’s at the exact moment when I shouldn’t. Read on … Have you ever…

Why don’t we STRIVE for excellence always?

“It seems that every life form on this planet strives toward its maximum potential…except human beings. A tree does not grow to half its potential size and then say, “l guess that will do.” A tree will drive its roots as deep as possible. It will soak up as much nourishment as it can, stretch as high…

Remember the Titans!

A few days ago, I wrote about the power of music – similarly, after an all-out marathon yesterday of We Are Marshall, followed by Remember the Titans and The Blindside, I can say that movies, at least some movies, also have a way of empowering one’s soul. It’s hard not to be inspired when you…

Empathy for 2014

I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. I’m more of a Monday girl – you know, Mondays are the start of a new week and as there are 52 of them throughout the year, I sort of figure why not let Mondays be the day to turn over a new leaf … or let…