Inspirations – Fri., Dec. 30, 2016

Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.

Alain De Botton


Inspirations – Tue., Dec. 27, 2016

People tend to think of happiness as a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.  You have to participate relentlessly.

Elizabeth Gilbert

True Meaning of Christmas!


My sister Jean shared several examples of the true meaning of Christmas, including this one. I thought of how wrong this might have gone under circumstances where someone mistakenly believed this kind gentleman (who missed his train to help an elderly lady) was up to no good. I pray that we (while being cautious), will give others the benefit of the doubt.