Monthly Archives: March 2013

FMM 3 29 13 Patience

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” ~ William Shakespeare If patience is a virtue, then I must be very wicked. Last Friday morning, within hours of posting my Friday Morning Message, I observed my sinful behavior and realized that this week’s topic was already decided. […]

FMM 3 22 13 Striving for Perfection

‘Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.’ ~ Harriet Braiker.  Does someone reside inside your head, whispering that you should be perfect? Is there a critic who reviews your work, constantly giving you uninvited advice? I usually introduce myself to a new class by telling them there are two things they should […]

FMM 3 15 13 The meaning of life

The sight of the night sky filled with stars is enough to stop you in your tracks and wonder ‘what does it all mean?’ I got my first view of a tropical sky, far away from the city lights from the deck of an ocean liner. I was seven years old; the family was on […]

FMM 3 8 13 The Movie of your Life

Jamaicans have a way with words. Whether it is a created word like ‘irie’; an old word used in a new and original way, ‘wicked!’ or a phrase like ‘One love’, Jamaicanisms have entered the language of countries from Alaska to Zimbabwe. I have always loved the way a Jamaican will tell you that they […]

FMM 3 1 13: It all begins with you

“Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all” ~ Linda Creed  There is something very wonderful about unconditional love. That feeling you feel when first you see your newborn child, or grandchild, or godchild. No matter what, you know that you will love that child unconditionally forever.  They say that a dog […]