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Prayer of Jabez

I pray that…

You will bless me.
You will enlarge my border.
Your hand will be with me.
You will keep me from harm.

1 Chronicles 4:10
“The Holy Bible”

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Quotes:

Activity is contagious.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling,but rising up every time we fall.

One of the most beautiful compensations of this life is that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Poet and Philosopher)

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Single mothers:

As much as I love my kids,being a single parent is the single most challenging job in the world.Wow…wee.Hats off to all the mothers of the world.I feel, when you become a mother thats when true enlightenment as a woman begins.Mothers are not born! Mothers are made through the experience of motherhood.

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This book is fascinating .I find myself going back time and time again.In the book there is a quote for everyday.I thought I’d share this one.

April 26th

‘I believe that what we want to write wants to be written.I believe that as I have an impulse to create,the something I want to create has an impulse to want to be born.My job,then, is to show up on the page and let that something move through me.In a sense,what wants to be written is none of my business’ by Julia Cameron.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (Another piece from my old blog)

I believe forgiveness is the greatest gift we have as human beings.As I struggle to come to terms with the past.Sometimes I can’t understand what happened in my life.Its like looking-in on a stranger’s life,almost like an outer body experience.I have had to adjust my thinking and practise forgiveness.Some of the issues i’ve dealt with have no explanation.As I look for closure,I know I will not get some of the answers I’m looking for.

I think my attitude has kept me going.I don’t want to be bitter because there is so much joy and beauty in the world.I want to use my experiences to help others.Attitude is important I’ve found.Going back to the basics;nature has helped me to find joy and beauty again.

I want to do a more in depth piece another time.This is just skimming the surface.

Posted by Joszann

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(1)What you put out comes back all the time,no matter what.

(2)You define your own life.Don’t let other people write your script.

(3)Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present.Only you give it power.

(4)When people show you who they are,believe them the first time.

(5)What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for.You become what you believe.

(6)Trust your instincts.Intution does’nt lie.

(7) Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.

(8) If the only prayer you ever say is thank you that will be enough.

(9)Everyday brings a chance to start over.

(10) When you don’t know what to do,get still.The answer will come.

Taken from Healthy Knowledge magazine(www.hkmagazine.info).

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On Relationships:

I am a woman and so I’m biased in this piece.My experiences to a large extent has shaped my views.I like to write for and about women!

If we women saw other women as our relations,like an aunt, a sister, girlfriend,or mother.I think we would make better choices in our choice of a male partner.We are all related in a sense,because most women share the same struggles.In this peice I want to explore the breakdown of the male female dynamic.

When it comes to male, female relations and the breakdown of these relationships.There are many contributing factors,too many to explore here.Infidelity is one of the big ones,I must be honest and authentic to a point.Suffice to say,I know what infidelity feels like.The aftermath is painful and raw.’Your soul burns like an open wound,like a sore acid was poured into’. Everything you thought you knew about your partner you start to question.

Relationships are complex like each individual.I think it’s sometimes fear that keeps us from being honest with each other.We think someone else can’t handle our truth.The denials,hypocrisy and control issues snuff out the light ,the very essence of what we are trying to build in our relationships.I am aware that we all have different needs,but at the most basic level we are all striving for the same things.

Why do people cheat? Yes it’s a complex issue.I am not laying blame on either side.
I am annoyed at men who cheat ,when they can spend some time working on their relationship.I feel a relationship is like a job.You will get what you put in.We spend a lot of time at work,yes someone must pay the bills,but you can’t take your partner for granted either.Some women in my opinion make it to easy for men to cheat.Then the cycle will repeat itself all over again.If he did it to his then wife or partner.Why do some women feel it won’t happen to them?

For the women who commit infidelity.If you saw the other woman as a relation,I’m sure you would think twice.Hence my point we are all related.One friend who went through divorce like myself said to me.At one point she was in so much pain,that she wanted to end it all.She also came to the realisation that if she was suffering so much,her children were in extreme pain also.Children especially the young ones are unable to express or give voice to their feelings.That was a big eye opener for me,sometimes we are so selfish we don’t think of the pain we are causing our children.Sometimes the cheater thinks they’re only cheating on their spouse.You are cheating on your entire family.The fallout of infidelity is experienced by all of members of your faimly.I think if people get that,then they will think twice about cheating.

I agree some relationships can’t be saved.People started out with the best intentions though.That in my opinion should be enough to fight to salvage a ‘salvageable’ relationship.Men and women need to be more responsible.I am not perfect either,but I know what I went through.

I know there are some great men who value their family.I take comfort in that.I am not here to preach to anyone.I am being real about my experiences.We as a society reward ‘risk takers’ how about the ‘truth tellers’.Your comments are always welcome.Peace!

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