Monthly Archives: November 2013

Muchas Gracias

First Frost—Lakewood, Colorado 2013

First Frost—Lakewood, Colorado 2013

How can I express my gratitude?

Last month, I was challenged to speak my truth on the CalmUp® Facebook page. I’d been feeling cynical, and I posted about it.

I found I was feeling resentful about having to spend time on “business things,” when I’d rather be doing “mom things.”

Later, I read the following quotes by Marianne Williamson from her book, A Return to Love:

“It’s easy to be cynical. In fact, it’s an excuse for not helping the world.” (p. 275)

Ouch!

“Do what makes your heart sing. And never do it for the money.” (p. 192)

Marianne explained that it is emotionally self-destructive to make our goal anything other than peace. Deep down, I feel the same way.

In this time of Thanksgiving, I want to thank you for being a part of the CalmUp® community, and thank you for allowing me the privilege to speak my truth. As I believe that speaking one’s truth is at the heart of creating inner peace, thank you for helping me grow my own inner peace.

First Snow—Lakewood, Colorado 2013

First Snow—Lakewood, Colorado 2013

IT’S ABOUT YOU:

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CalmUp® mmm… November 25, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™. May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment, so you can spread all that joy to those around you.

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia.

 

 

When you look for the light, it’s amazing what you can see.

CalmUp® photo of trees in the sun

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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16 Commitments for Your 16th Birthday and Beyond

Aaron TrekkieI remember your first birthday like it was yesterday. Having been born the day after your grandmother’s birthday, we had a big celebration when you turned 1 and she turned 60. It was close to Halloween, and your dad anointed you as a fellow Trekkie.

In kindergarten, your Waldorf teachers told us that you were an old soul and would always aspire beyond your years. They also said that you’d become a leader, and their wisdom proved accurate. We blinked, and here you are at 16—so handsome, so tall.

CalmUp® photo of Aaron in Navy bluesDad and I are so proud of your wanting to follow in the footsteps of your Grandpa Wade, Jr. and your Great Grandpa Wade, Sr. by planning to join the Navy. Your decision seemed to be divinely inspired by these two men who never got to lay eyes on you, yet insisted that you be born to carry on the family name. (Of course, no one is in any hurry for that to happen!)

We’re grateful that we still have a couple more years to spend with you “living under our roof,” as your dad would say. As parents, there’s more to instill, even though you learned some of these lessons in kindergarten. Nevertheless, they bear repeating:

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CalmUp® mmm… November 18, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™. May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment, so you can spread all that joy to those around you.

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia.

 

 

I visualize a peaceful, joyful day. Everyone I meet is receptive to love.

CalmUp® photo of big neighborhood dog

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… November 11, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™. May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment, so you can spread all that joy to those around you.

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia.

 

 

It doesn’t have to feel like an emergency when your calendar and to-do list are filled to the brim—it’s what you end up doing that counts.

CalmUp® photo of train lights

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… November 4, 2013

This is the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™. May our weekly inspiration give rise to inner peace and self-fulfillment.

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia.

 

 

Every moment is spiritual when you’re in harmony.

CalmUp® photo of squirrel on tree

How many spiritual moments will you experience today?

 

 

 

 

 

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