POPPYCOCK!

You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. - Richard Bach Is this true? Am I given what I need to accomplish whatever dream rattles my bones and compels me to push forward? Some days I believe that and …

SILVER LININGS

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. - Helen Keller Feelings are a package deal, not an a la carte to pick and choose from. Each feeling allows another its expression. Just as the sun rises so must it set and allow the moon to …

LOVE

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe A breeze oscillates in the trees, moving leaf and branch, changing the formation of shade upon the ground. The air is cool against my skin where the sun is absent, and I ponder what's lost. Love certainly isn't. People sometimes are. Situations. Dreams. Jobs. …

HOPE, NOT FEAR

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. - Nelson Mandela I woke this morning to a bramble of thoughts. Some of those thoughts were encouraging, others weren't, and I feared the less encouraging thoughts would overpower the positive ones, which could make for an unpleasant day. To move from fear to hope is …

AFRAID TO LOSE?

There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose. - Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain   There are so many races to participate in: careers, relationships, hobbies, politics, physical health, and so on. Fear fetters many people in many …