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Thought of the Moment

My child...

My child isn’t my easel to paint on. Nor my diamond to polish.
My child isn’t my trophy to share with the world. Nor my badge of honor.
My child isn’t an idea, an expectation, or a fantasy. Nor my reflection
or legacy.
My child isn’t my puppet or a project. Nor my striving or desire.
My child is here to fumble, stumble, try, and cry. Learn and mess up.
Fail and try again. Listen to the beat of a drum faint to our adult ears.
And dance to a song that revels in freedom. My task is to step aside.
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Lasting rewards

All lasting rewards come from being of service to others. Read more

 

A Truly Good Friend

If you ever have to wonder if someone is a truly good friend or not, know that having to wonder is your answer. When you have a truly good friend, there will be no doubt. Read more

 

The Peril of Gossiping

When a person has been deeply hurtful or harmful to us, our wound creates a need to tell others about how we were mistreated. In such moments, let’s remember that what we say about others says a lot about us. Whatever relief we may feel in the moment of venting is accompanied by the listener losing trust in our integrity. Read more

 

Being free

Being free doesn't mean owning nothing.

Being free is when nothing owns you. Read more

 

Restraint With Words

Words unsaid never come back to haunt you.

- Virginia Dickey Read more

 

What to Invest In

When it comes to your skills, invest in your strengths.

When it comes to your qualities, invest in your weaknesses.

- Jay Shetty Read more

 

Slowing Down

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

- Ovid Read more

 

New Path

Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation which is not nurturing to the whole person.

- Maya Angelou Read more

 

Why Haters Hate

Haters hate because there’s something missing within them or within their lives that they see in you. They believe they can’t have it and that causes negative emotion within them. If they believed they could have it too, they would be inspired by you to get it themselves. It would be a positive emotion. The fact that it brings out hate or jealousy is because they don’t believe they can. Belief in possibility is the difference between jealousy and inspiration.

- Emily Maroutian Read more

 

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