Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 Find Joy in the Journey

Becoming a “Queen”- The Best Woman You Can Be-Tips from Anita Canfield

Now is a great time to become the great woman you can be (and are).

You can learn to act and not react.

Seek out your own spiritual gifts, be all you can be.

“PPL” Practice, Pay Attention, Learn from experience.

Awake and arouse your attentions, your Patriarical Blessing is a good road map.

If you accept callings you could discover things you didn’t know about yourself.

My advice…Find Joy in the Journey!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011 Two Quotes

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 Swirling Thoughts

“With God’s help I cannot fail; without it I cannot succeed.”
(Hebrews 4: 15-16)

Lots of thoughts swirling around in my mind lately… The health troubles are always with me and I just try to plow through it and enjoy my life a bit in spite of it. Now I am on another medication, this one for my thyroid. Getting older is a trial of its own sort, especially when your body gets less resilient.

1. Swirling thoughts… Cancer is a big business. What an amazing output of health care resources and what a booming business it is. It’s sad to see so much cancer, every kind, everywhere. Young or old; it does not discriminate. This is an observation I see from working in a health care setting. Too bad it can’t be like StarTrek, wave the electronic device over your body and presto! You are healed.
2. Most politicians need to be tarred and feathered. Dem, Repub, whoever, mostly they are self-serving slime.
3. Just recently finished reading a book about Lucrezia Borgia. What a messed up life she had. She was a pawn for her family and is a tragic figure. The poor thing was doomed the day she was born it seems. She did not know what living a ‘normal’ life was. I would have run away or used that poison ring on my father or brother if I were her.

4. On a happier note, also finished a book by Ursula K. Le Guin called Gifts. It was an intriguing tale and I really liked how it ended. The setting was like the Scottish Highlands in a world where certain clans have supernatural gifts in their family line. I will be looking for the next story called Voices featuring some of the same characters.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1 2011 Miss you Matt

Our department lost a co-worker this week so I have been pondering about what death means. In our society we seem to sweep death under the rug and to only face up to it when we lose a loved one. Different religions have varying ways they deal with death as well. My first real brush with death was when my Grandpa died, I was about 12. All the old "Aunties" were weeping and wailing by his coffin at the viewing.

My first LDS funeral was much different, it was almost joyful, it was a hopeful thing.

I don't think I want people's last impression of me to be my cold dead face. It is a ritual though, and I guess a way to help those who are our loved ones grieve.

We deal with death at the hospital where I work. We are always trying to prevent it, it is the enemy, the thing we don't want for our patients.

Please remember- We will live again, in joy with our Lord.(That is easy to say I guess but harder to remember when you are grieving.)
My co-worker had this nice prayer on his funeral card, my grandma used to have this same prayer on a plaque in her bedroom, also. I especially like the end part.

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen