One Flaw in Women

Beautiful words and reminder – think you might like it!

Morning Story and Dilbert

Morning Story and Dilbert Vintage Dilbert – November 7, 1991

Women have strengths that amaze men…..IT IS THAT
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in..
They stand up to injustice.
They don’t take “no” for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
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Calm and Ease

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Someone shared this great little poem by the Zen buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, a great breathing exercise especially if one feels a little out of sorts or stressed out – from his original speech “Healing is indeed possible through resting“.  Try breathing in and say the first word and breathing out and say the second.

In, out.

Deep, slow.

Calm, ease.

Smile, release.

Present moment,

Wonderful moment. 

Thinking of You – East and West

(photo courtesy of aannuuss)

…which reminds me of a poem by one of the most famous ancient Chinese poets ever who lived during the Tang Dynasty, Li Bai:

In the Quiet Night – Li Bai

So bright a gleam on the foot of my bed –
Could there have been a frost already?
Lifting myself to look, I found that it was moonlight.
Sinking back again, I thought suddenly of home.

 (translation courtesy of Tang Shi 300)