Someone needs you

January 5, 2010 | filed under consider this, moment of truth, pay attention | 3 Comments 

i need you

In my family is a very attractive young man with a generally ugly disposition. He’s been like this for years. No one really tried to find out why; we matched his attitude with more attitude. Maybe it’s pre-teen and teenage angst. Who can say? Honestly, I don’t think anyone cared what was bothering him; we just wanted him to be more pleasant. Sadly, I was amongst that group until a little over a week ago.

An explosive event triggered something I’d let slip away from me: those who are hardest to love usually need it most.

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Recipe for long-term joy

October 12, 2009 | filed under inspiring, monday motivation | Leave a Comment 

worry less smile more

Source: Don’t (White) Sugar Coat It



If you really pay attention

September 22, 2009 | filed under consider this, moment of truth, pay attention | 2 Comments 

By Paula Underwood, clan mother of the Turtle clan, Iroquois nation

When I was a little bitty kiddy, about five, my Dad began a process … anytime somebody came and said something to us, my dad would say, “You remember what he said, honey girl?” I would tell my father what the person said until I got so good at it that I could repeat verbatim even long presentations of what the person had said.

And he did this all the time.

Finally, one day there was this old gentleman, Richard Thompson. I still remember his name, he lived across the street. And every time my Dad started to mow the lawn, there came Mr. Thompson. And so I would stand out there.

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