July 1 ~  A Lighter Ray Leading Quietly

"Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, emits a lighter ray." ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Chinaman's hat, Northeast Shore of Oahu, HawaiiThe setting sun is a glorious end to each day. Watching the sun rise is a daily chance to reflect and meditate. And to discover the blessings in life.

Roman philosopher Lucius Seneca once said, "every evening we should look back at the day and think about it.

What problems did I solve? What harmful habits did I change? What wrongdoing did I avoid? What good habits did I practice?"

Diana, the Princess of Wales, (1961-1997) was born on this day in Norfolk, England. She once said, "Carry out a random act of kindness...someone somewhere might do the same for you." Through her life we can see how precious and brief life is. How there are some things beyond our control. How kindness matters.

Make a list of things that are troubling you right now. What is within your control? What is not? Write out a wise (and realisitc!) plan on how to handle those things only within your control.

And always, be happy and celebrate all the good and random acts of kindness accomplished in a day.

creativityCelebrate what is... and is not... in your control.