Healing Quotes Littles 1014

“There’s something magical about Joshua trees. They always look like they are frozen mid-dance. Maybe when we aren’t looking they start dancing again.”

~ R. Christensen

Healing Quotes Littles 1012

“Let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.”

~ Dr. Martin Luther King

Healing Quotes Littles 1011

“The helpful thought for which you look is written somewhere in a book.”

~ Edward Gorey

Healing Quotes Littles 1010

“One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.”

~ Bobbie Ann Mason

Word of the Year

Several years I’ve chosen a word for the year. Actually the word just seems to appear in my mind while just casually thinking about it for a minute or so.  I suppose that is my intuition speaking up. It’s nice that it decides to tell me quickly and loudly.

My word of the year for 2018 is love. I think that love is a very fitting word for this year. I have been working a lot on the issue of love in action, especially in relationship to that quote in the Bible about what love is:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

For several months now I’ve been working a lot on the part that says, love is kind. I was a very sweet and kind kid and I’ve always tried to stay that way. I can honestly say that I’ve lost some of that. Still, I am probably a lot more sweet and kind than most people. At least I feel confident in saying that I am much more sweet and kind than people that I know or have known. I’ve worked really hard in my healing process to retain that, it’s a part of me, a part of me I love and value, and a part of me that I don’t want to ever lose.

I think that I still have a lot of sweetness and kindness. But I could still do with some improvement. I’m at the stage in my healing where I can be loving and kind and sweet to myself, much more than I am to others. I’m also able to love myself and see many of my good qualities and value them. More self-love would be great as well.

I don’t easily tolerate abusive behavior from others.  I am not a doormat and I know how to easily remove myself from an abusive person, and I won’t be changing that, not one little bit.

As an extrovert having more people in my life and more interactions with others is always sought after and welcome. More people who are loving and good and kind to me would be great as well.

So I think embracing love this year will be good.

So, what about yous?

Healing Quotes Littles 1009

“What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complication.”

~ Nora Ephron

Healing Quotes Littles 1008

“Truth is an inseparable companion of justice and mercy.”

~ Pope Francis, @Pontifex