Category Archives: Wisdom

When Life Gives You…

…they are bright and beautiful blessings. This is another scene from my outdoor office. The lemons remind me that setbacks can be tart and bitter, but when combined with self-reflection and gratitude can become an exquisite nectar of growth, wisdom, and … Continue reading

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“I’ll Cry a Little and Then Laugh Again”

Our 3-year-old grandson Alex comes up with the most profound comments. When an adult asked another grandson to stop poking or tickling Alex, they added,  “Although he’s laughing now, if you keep doing it he’ll eventually cry about it. Alex immediately … Continue reading

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In the Fiery Forge of Fear

It is in the fiery forge of fear that one is often tempered with wisdom, our mettle is tested, and metal is strengthened. With Love, Russ  

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Our Imperfections Are What Make Us Unique.

A recent comment from “Mrs. P” reminded me about a decision My Beloved and I made  more than 38 years ago when we selected wedding rings for her. We intentionally selected two stones, a diamond and ruby (the latter being her birthstone) that had … Continue reading

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Poetic Choices

Each day adds new lines to the poetry that’s our lives. May we wisely infuse them with beauty and love. Genesis: The above thought came to me as I commented on a poem titled “You”: “You” With love, Russ   … Continue reading

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Lessons on Life

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Brightest Gems in a Useful Life

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ (Sources: Ute Lark … Continue reading

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