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Decisions

My son commented that his adult children do not always make good decisions. My response was that my children do not always make good decisions. At age seventy-two, I have had a lot of practice making decisions and I still make bad ones, by my criteria. Life offers multiple paths. Whichever ones we choose, we will always wonder where the others would have led.

Society, culture, geographic location, religion, spirituality, parental expectations, media and education shape our opinions. Innocent at birth, we are taught prejudice. As adults, we judge others, who are not our carbon copies. If our children choose different lifestyles, we blame ourselves for failing at their indoctrination. Each of us is on a personal journey to advance our souls. God gave us free will to learn and grow.

Decisions are not good or bad. They open doors to new experiences. Some of them may teach us never to make that choice again, but others may open our eyes to new possibilities. It takes courage to be a maverick. This world would never have advanced without those who questioned the status quo and thought outside the box.

Be bold. If you make a mistake, by your standards, dust yourself off and try again. Life is a wild ride for those willing to buy a ticket.

Ditch the Baggage

Ditch the baggage. It’s too heavy to carry. Life’s journey accumulates injuries that appear to heal, but beneath the scar, mental anguish continues to fester. Many years pass, but the hurt is as fresh as the day it was inflicted.

History is not part of today and tomorrow. Obstacles are challenging without yesterday’s weight. Kick it to the curb. Whatever happened is not relevant today. Take out the whiteboard and lots of markers to create a new day.

The pain of the past cannot be deleted. Open to feeling everything, good and bad. Let it flow like a wave. Do not cling to and regurgitate the trauma.

Feel the breeze on your cheeks. Hear the birds’ morning songs. Breathe fresh air into your lungs. See the wonders of nature. Live, Love, Laugh and be Happy. Today is a new day.

Light

Light shined into corners dark

Watch the guilty scatter

Hidden from the naked eye

Ugly deeds uncovered

Empathy, integrity

Honor, truth, compassion

Restoration needed now

Posterity at risk

Turn the Page

book

 

Change, terrifies

Fear of unknown

Slam a door shut

Open anew

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Permanence not

Cycle of life

Post death, rebirth

Fluctuation

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Turning the page

Write new chapter

Adventures wait

Onward saga.

No Conscience

No Conscience

Transformation

Face over NY

Listen!

Whispers of Change

SHOUTED Worldwide

Pandemic

Injustice

Economy

Environment

Time to Reflect

Trade Fear for Love

Selfish Interests for Common Good

We Are One!

Rise from the ashes

Come Together

Come Together3

life matters

News Flash!!!!!!

rose

 

We are all one

Begotten of the source

Equal are we,

God given perfection

 

Get real, people!

Money, status, job, things

Nothing matters

Illness, death level field

 

Time to treat all

With respect, dignity

For I am you

And you are the next guy

 

Connected souls

For eternity bound

I reflect you

You, my mirror image

 

All shapes, colors,

Sizes of perfection

God’s creations

Sent to spread love and learn

 

Ditch the ego’s fear

Reach for diversity

Angels’ colors

Crayons of the universe

 

Molten Earth spins

No strings, no guides to hold

Orb from plunging

Into vast nothingness

 

Creation rules

Love guides the universe

Be encompassed

Compassion, harmony