Tag Archives: acceptance
FMM 12 12 14 Lose the Conditions!
“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.”~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross We all agree that love is a wonderful thing. If we are lucky we grow up surrounded by a loving family, and take love for granted. When we become adolescents it becomes […]
FMM 9 5 14 Missed Opportunities
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost Have you ever had a gut feeling, a firm intuition that you were doing the right thing at the right time? I can’t say that I have. I am not blessed with those inner certainties, that unspoken confirmation. Maybe it is that I just don’t recognize […]
FMM 8 22 14 Kicking and Screaming
“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Being a teacher means you have to be an unself-conscious performer. A big part of the job is holding the attention of the class, and to do that you have to be an entertainer. […]
FMM 5 16 14 Accepting the Inevitable
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda Have you ever noticed that we are a society obsessed by outward appearances? Some fight the aging process with creams, cosmetics and even the knife, willing to endure pain and suffering in order to ‘appear’ younger than their actual age. […]
FMM 3 21 14 Driving me crazy!
“Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.” ~ Natsuki Takaya. The human being has an amazing capacity for adapting to change. It takes many different skills to drive in different countries. In the US one of the biggest challenges for those who immigrate is the art […]
FMM 4 12 13 ‘It is what it is.’ Or is it?
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr. Several things have happened recently to remind me how important your attitude to your life is. It may take us a while before we learn how to deal […]