Friday, September 4

Sources of Joy, Part II

      Leaving gratitudes tonight.  I'll re-write this tomorrow.  Check out the previous post. I overhauled it, revamping what was there.

1.  For my friend Stuart.  He's coaching me, helping me as I relate with others.  I appreciate his loving support.  And his humor, even though it aggravates me when I am in an intense mood.  He knows I need to lighten up.
2.  My life is fuller, richer, happier, stronger because I relate with others. Most people try controlling people.  I love surfing life, not knowing how an hour or day will eventuate.
3.  For a delightful, honest, loving conversation that was effortless. This person asked what I learned from him.  It was a pleasure letting him know what I appreciate about our times together.
4.  My right wrist is getting better, but it is still not all there.
5.  Someone delivered a meal to my house.  It was a kiss from God.
6.  I'll have special time tomorrow with someone dear.
7.  I spent my day guided by priorities. Got much done.

How About You? 
What are your three gratitudes for today? 

Wednesday, September 2

The Innkeeper Was Prepared for the Moment, A New Pablo Was Born.... 9/2/14

      I got angry tonight.

      Amazing night.  Speaking my truth while visiting with someone at Star-bucks. What emerged was a Pablo that had been incubating for the past year.  Dili-gent, strenuous  eleven+ years effort at overcoming

Monday, August 31

High Points for Last Week.............. 8/31/15

Highs for the past seven days: a survey.

1.  I made time for rest.  Sleeping more, going to bed earlier.  Balance is critical if I am to thrive emotionally, spiritually, mentally and professionally.
2.  My right hand is improving. In constant pain, I remain since July 27th.  But the deep, persistent burn is not as intense.  My wrist was broken when I fell off my bike and extended my two hands out, bracing myself as I

Saturday, August 29

Authenticity, Its Challenges.......... 8/29/15

     How hard it is, genuinely relat-ing.  Being seen for who we truly are.

      Expressing our thoughts, feelings and wants----what is going through us, right now---is tough.  Often, fear of others, wanting to please, has us sacrificing who truly we are, our authentic selves. Frequently, we measure our sta-tus by how others like us, what we've done, the power we exert, and the control

Tuesday, August 25

Sources of Joy... 8/25/15

  Gratitudes for Today:
1.  For life-long friends.  I spoke with Stuart today. I've known him since I was 23.  He provided perspective about issues irritating me.  I was in a serious mood.

     He inserted his wry humor. It

Friday, August 21

Becoming Comfortable With Discomfort..... 8/21/15

       Elated, disappointed and growing characterologically are what I am experiencing, right now, all at once. I embrace multiple feelings. This is the stuff of emotional maturity.  Difficulties do not distract me from lovely skyscapes above, when walking, doing errands or driving.  I am delivered from frantic thoughts that can rob me from life's

Thursday, August 20

The Innkeeper is Semi-Normal...... 8/20/15

    Got home fifteen minutes ago, from Sacramento, a 180 mile roundtrip (293 km).   I went for continuing education.  Whew!

Gratitudes for Today:
1.  Every day, the wrist I broke in late July improves.  Right now, I can't grip more than five pounds of pressure, if that much. But that is progress. I am becoming more

Wednesday, August 19

Three Things That Prevent Us From Having a Healthy Relationship, Revisited........ ...................8/19/15

Scotland: "Loch Linhe and Loch Eil from Ben Nevis"
By Tim Blessed.  Copyrighted photo, used by permission. 
Innkeeper's Note:                 I have been out of action, recovering from a broken wrist, suffered three weeks ago.  It is still swol-len.  My fingers are tingly. Not enough blood is flowing to them because of

Wednesday, August 12

Progress Not Perfection---It's Good Enough ....... 8/12/15

    I'm getting better.

    Today, my wrist---broken more than a fortnight ago---ventured forth, seeing what it can do.  When inflicted by the stabbing needles of pain, it screams, startling the rest of my body, getting its undivided attention.  For the first time, the damaged hand was tested. Four words were scribbled on the dry erase board used during sessions.  Four short words.

    Abundant success.

    Since July 27th, I have endured non-stop pain. Within my wrist a deep burn makes its presence known, when it is taxed by movement or bearing weight. Today is the first day I have used it at 15% of its capabilities.  Am I thrilled.

    Progress not

Saturday, August 8

The Innkeeper is Mending ................. 8/8/15

     I'm back.

     Sort of.  Happy, too.  My wrist still is narcissistic, demand-ing every bit of my attention.  As most of you know, I broke it nearly two weeks ago. Semi-normalcy never felt

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.