Monday, December 17

An Angelic Visit to This Inn---Prepare Yourself For Having Your Breath Robbed From You

      I am speechless. This video brings me to tears. The singer is Lexi.  She was fifteen when she performed this.

     You might want to slow down.  Allow your soul to drink in the beauty of this performance.  Wishing you a fabulous and terrific Tuesday. 

Welcoming This Season Into This Inn of Gratitude

      I'm welcoming this Advent season.  Thank you, for dropping by.   I'm wishing you a time of serenity as we draw near to the date celebrating God taking on human form, more than 2,000 years ago.

      I find the enclosed music video calming, soothing. The deep resonance of the cello mixing well with the efforts of the fine pianist.  I'm mindful of earlier years when I'd have a duet with my son, Josiah.

       He'd play the trumpet while I played the piano.  I did not know these instruments could sound so well together.

       Are you making time to breathe?  Please do. The hustle and bustle of today's marketing wants us to believe this season is about gifts.

       It's about one Gift.  A sublime and gracious one, available to all.  I'm thrilled about this era.  There is much to be thankful for.

       I pray we make time to light the candle of doing kind, considerate deeds towards each other rather than cursing the darkness the news proclaims widely and loudly.

       Let us give a rest to our electronic devices.  Instead, snuggle up with loved one while reading  stories and books that affirm and encourage. I am a fan of Frog and Toad stories.

       I love the friendship they share.  I am thankful for similar friendships I have with those who love me for who I am.  I am free to be myself.

       I am good enough, just as I am.

This season, we still have time to:
1.  Call a friend, not text them. Connect with them with our voice.  This is preferred to silent letters read from our phones.
2.  Affirm those you know, becoming a safe, secure attachment for them.
3.  Get together with friends and sing.  Yes, sing.
4.  Be the kind of friend you would like to have.

     For me, that means being patient. It includes sharing time in nature and encouraging others.  Being a good listener with not overmuch to say.

5.  Be still.  I know it can be scary slowing down enough to be in touch with our feelings. But our soul longs for time to dialog connect with our conscious self.

     Wishing you the best possible Christmas, ever,

       Back to Christmas. I leave this with you as a treat for this special holiday.  Please click on the image above and take in the passionate performance of "O Come Emmanuel"

       May God bless you with His love, patience and gentleness during this Christmas Season.

"O Come, Emmanuel "
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. 
O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.
O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace

Monday, December 3

Grieving Loss, Moving On

My first new poster
   How are you?

   I am suffering loss.  My trusty lap-top of eight years died.  Thousands of documents, much of what I use with clients are gone.

   Thousands of posters, my entire library is lost.

Thursday, November 22

Reflections On This Thanksgiving Day 11/22/18

        Good morning everyone.  Many suffer from worry. Multitudes en-dure the crippling power of depres-sion.  Frustration and self-loathing is the plight of many.

       An Attitude of Gratitude coun-teracts these ills. Today is the central day of this inn.  May this Thanksgiving Day be your best ever.

     Cherishing loved ones, counting our blessings are

The Focus for This Day.................... 11/22/18

       Happy Thanks-giving everyone, a holiday we celebrate here in the U.S.  This day is fantastic. Its focus is the same as this inn.  Enjoying this day with fami-ly and friends appeals to our dearly held values: close-ness, community

Tuesday, November 13

Thursday, November 8

Common Sense, Communication 11/8/18

      This is the seventeenth in a series featuring posters used here previously.

       Having a format makes it easier submitting something here.  Work consumes my time, not allowing me to tend to my duties here as much as I want. Today's subjects are common sense and communication.

       We are not given information to increase our understanding. Know-ledge is to be used to improve

Friday, November 2

Codependency 11/2/18


      Startling is the fact that 96% of the world is infected with this disease which can become fatal.

     Codependency is marked by four characteristics:
1.  We allow others to define us.
2.  We allow others to determine our moods.
3.  We have lost our

Friday, October 19

Character: The Indispensable Trait For Living Well 10/19/18

     This is the 15th in a continuing series of presenting posters previously used here.

      I am staying in touch this way, while swamped with work. Today's gallery is about character.

      Character, like attitude and gratitude, is the end

Wednesday, October 3

Celebrating Life 10/3/18

      This is the 14th in a series of presenting posters previ-ously used here.

      I am staying in touch this way, while swamped with work. Today's gallery is about celebrating life.     

       "What man should fear is not death," said the Roman emperor Marcus

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.