Tag Archives: positivity

FMM 10 20 17 Exceeding Expectations

“Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~ Swami Sivananda.  I always wanted to be a nurse.  I had two dress-up outfits as a child. One was a cowgirl outfit. It came with the sheriff’s badge, a waistcoat, skirt and holster with gun.  Oh yes, […]

FMM 2 10 17 Cations for Change

“Every day brings new choices.”~ Martha Beck.  My mother had a special personality.  She could be quite harsh, but often didn’t realize how that came across.  She was, in fact, a contrarian, not trying to be like others, she never made an effort to fit in.  But she had a sense of humor, and could […]

FMM 7 22 16 Sound and Fury

“Or being hated, don’t give way to hating…”~Rudyard Kipling (‘If’). My father used to hate crowded places.  He did not go happily (if he went at all) to fairs or festivals, crowds of people and loud noises.  I tend to react the same way to multiple people talking at the same time, it seems confusing […]

FMM 5 27 16 Sparks of Genius

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it ”~Edith Wharton. One of the joys of growing up in the country in Jamaica was experiencing nature up close and personal.  ‘Peenie-wallies’, the Jamaican name for glow-worms, could entertain us kids for hours, as they randomly blinked on […]

FMM 4 15 16 One Spark

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”~Aristotle Onassis. I once met a young woman who was too perky.  No matter the time of day, or the circumstances she was upbeat and chipper for no reason.  So annoying!  It wasn’t until I got to know her better that I […]

FMM 4 1 16 Forged in Fire

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”~Ernest Hemingway. My mother once asked in wonderment: “How did I raise such strong women?”  The irony of that question lay in the fact that she did not see herself as a strong woman.  When I replied that we had her example to […]

FMM 12 11 15 Balancing Act

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony”~ Thomas Merton.  In case you didn’t know, with or without your help, your body always strives for balance.  There is even a word for it: homeostasis.  It is the drive to keep things in check, to correct what life, illness, and […]