Three FiltersIs it True? Is it Kind? Is it Necessary?
Mark TwainThe two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.
Thich Nhat HanhWhen you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet, if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them,they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
Abraham MaslowA musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
Lao TzuTo a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.
Monthly Archives: November 2016
The holiday season is the perfect time to get hundreds of artists and craftsmen together to show their wares. For those of us who want to give a few special gifts that are not cookie cutter items from a some … Continue reading
Participating in Nanowrimo is a month long practice in humility. In order to write 50,000 words in the month, it is necessary to average 1,667 words per day. I’ve been doing fairly well, and each night I go to bed … Continue reading
I’m taking a break from Nano this morning, changing my routine. I’ve written over 17,000 words during the first ten days of Nano, but my story has reached one of those points where I’m just not happy with the direction … Continue reading
Today it’s all numbers: Sunrise – 9:32 Temp – 21 Humidity – 80 Nano word count – 5380 Go Cubs!