While it is important to remain informed about the politics that are so vital right now, it is essential that you know the sources of the information distributed. Critical thinking is very important. We are told that many things on social media are sometimes deceptive. We have become very familiar with terms like “alternative facts” and “fake news”. How do we know for sure that … Continue reading Ninety-Three Days To Go – What do you know?
Meanwhile, I need to stay positive. Life should not always be an odyssey. I read and collect quotes that inspire me. The Universe knows my true destiny. These are some quotes that I have collected to keep positive: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela “I love those who can … Continue reading 94 days left – Meanwhile
“The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.” Article II Section 1 https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript Continue reading 95 Days – Just in case
Yesterday a great civil rights leader and congressman was laid to rest. John Lewis inspired Tybre Faw, who met the late congressman at a Selma march in 2018. He recited one of his favorite poems at Lewis’ memorial service. I watched him give a few interviews right after the service. He moved me so deeply with his gentle maturity. My mother would have called him … Continue reading Ninety-Five Days – There is Hope
The truth is that truth must prevail. Call out the lies when they first appear, We cannot continue to live in fear: Learn to discern the real from the fake. Do some people really think that we are dumb for goodness sake? Make good trouble as John Lewis famouly decreed. Do not allow us to loose our deeds to the republic and the freedoms so … Continue reading 96 days – Some Truths
My heart sunk when my grand daughter only five told me she wanted the “sickness” to stop She misses being in school; She misses visiting with her adorable cousins; And of course she misses her grand parents. I hope she never asks when it will go away. I think she knows somehow that it will not disaappear; or that the “sickness” can be cured with … Continue reading 97 Days – A Commitment
Nature speaks peace look at the view around you For sure a daisy smiles Continue reading Nature Speaks
Today I learned about two deaths in the family. One, was taken by the virus we are all fearing these day and the other passed in an accident. She was full of the kind of ganas that few people have for life and living. I do not think I ever saw her without a wide and beautiful contagious smile. She survived cancer twice and those … Continue reading How many more?
If you are listening to the absurdities of our times your heart must be be ready to explode with the torment it brings. I for one no longer want to sing or laugh out loud because the guilt is too profound. So many have passed; so many suffering, so much uncertainty. We need to look seriously at not only where we fell and failed, but … Continue reading If you are listening
Hearts beat together Healing begins slowly Lotus flowers Continue reading Haiku 245 by Melba Christie
I am so tired; I am so fatigued. At the same time, I am so intrigued by the power of lies that flow freely without shame. No one wants to call it what it is Someone please give it it’s proper name. I am so tired; when I look in the mirror, collective conscience concedes. I am so fatigued. Are you as tired as I … Continue reading Are you as tired as I am?
A few memories just visited me on this Father’s Day, to remind me of my dear old dad, and the things he used to say. His wisdom of practical design, inspired us to think all the time. “Try to stay as healthy as you can because being alive can be dangerous.” “Live life knowing it is the only one you have; no … Continue reading Thoughts About My Dad on Father’s Day
Listen to the silent waves They bring sweet compassion from afar This may sound strange to some but when you listen mindfully the sound of silent waves liberates and exhilarates the soul It helps us cultivate Gratitude and Joy Listen to the silent waves and calm will overwhelm you because God is trying to get our attention right now Listen to the silent waves Listen … Continue reading Silent Waves
I recently had to explain to a youngster why we kneel. He heard it on the news so much he became curious. So I wrote a Haiku about it. I also looked up some articles about kneeling and have posted the links below. To kneel or not to we kneel for many reasons kneel to pray today Some references: https://demwritepress.com/2018/09/30/why-we-kneel/ https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/the-psychology-of-taking-a-knee/ http://theologicalanthropology.com/blog/2016/3/22/ h8b625ctpk954kjrvt1elcu5lpf4kc Continue reading Why we kneel – A Haiku Poem By Melba Christie