Category Archives: Love and Compassion

Nurturing

To be happy we need something to do, something to love and something to look forward to. —Anonymous That’s probably why so many gardeners are happy. In addition to planning his replacement fruit trees Andy is starting two new redwood … Continue reading

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Chronic Complainers

cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   How do you feel about chronic complainers? Would they be allowed into your view of heaven? I drew this cartoon because I felt sorry for Kathy:     cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   What do … Continue reading

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A Gift From Our Driveway

cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. —Albert Einstein When I say “driveway” in the title I don’t mean the … Continue reading

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Treat Yourself to a Cup of Warmth

Mega China My husband has been getting the Wall Street Journal for years. He reads most of it…I look at the headlines and will read an article or two of special interest. It’s one way I keep in touch with … Continue reading

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Another Year Down the Tubes?

  One of my all-time-favorite birthday cards was from Peanuts: Linus: Don’t think of it as just another birthday! Think of it as another year spent mastering the intricacies of a rewarding and demanding life! Snoopy: Well, that sounds better … Continue reading

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Hugs Help a Lot

A friend sent me this picture…I don’t know who took it. It’s of a dog and a cat in the midst of a storm. The lightning was flashing, the thunder was booming and the lights went out. Someone snapped their … Continue reading

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What Hitchhiking Taught Me About Generosity

In Building a Solid Foundation (over at Cheerful Monk) I mentioned that one of my favorite teachers in high school had hitchhiked around Europe. That sounded like a great experience to me, but I couldn’t imagine doing anything that adventuresome … Continue reading

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Bringing Out the Best In Ourselves

nic0. Creative Commons license. did you see more glass. Creative Commons license. A friend is someone who brings out the best in you. —Ralph Waldo Emerson There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. … Continue reading

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Courage, Equanimity and Love

cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license. cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license. cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. —Lao-tzu If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Losing Loved Ones

  Bête à Bon-Dieu. Creative Commons license.   They know how to mourn the inevitable losses in their lives. —The Traits of Stress-Hardy, Resilient People. I cheerfully admit, I’m hopelessly sentimental. Buddhist non-attachment doesn’t come naturally to me…I even mourn when … Continue reading

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