Somebody posts a ‘Do you remember when xyz’ item on Facebook and I begin to experience joy. I go for a beer with my old (familiar and old – LOL) and we natter and we become very enthusiastic about ‘the time when….’ Good old feelings arise.
DSC00060Actually most of what we remember wasn’t quite like that.
I have read a lot of posts about Gratitude, particularly in the context of attracting desires into our lives or as most would say by “The Law of Attraction”.
tempWhen I was I my early twenties, I was attacked by a drug crazed idiot who went onto kick the legs away from my then fiancé and punch my mother in the face. I cannot feel grateful for that BUT I do appreciate what that caused. It caused very positive changes in the people involved. It could have been the entire opposite.
“Life exists within Stories. That’s all we have left from our experiences and we use them to teach and to gain rapport. It’s the glue which holds us together in community and culture. They aren’t true. They’re just agreements ”
Conversation on Facebook with my friend Jacket Backman.
It is amazing what you find out about people through Social Networking
Arthur Partridge seems I'll be meeting that goal date!! Book design complete, uploading files now. And for all of you curious to hear more here's the copy from the back of the book:
"8 years ago I died. I was home when it happened, recovering from a fairly standard medical procedure, one that had gone very wrong.
From the onset of the massive bleeding, to making my own 911 call, I share my horrifying and bloody wait for the paramedics to arrive and what it was like leaving my young sons behind while I made the trip to the hospital. Learn how I lost my battle with consciousness and emerged into the most outstanding, magnificently, unconditionally loving experience of my life.
Journey with me as I share with you a place far beyond your imagination. I take you each step of the way all the while so acutely aware of my connection with our source. I share with you some of the insights and understanding I gained about our human condition and our purpose beyond.
And finally I describe my experience of being given the option of whether I will return to my body or remain in the afterlife, because even in dying it seems, we still have choices to make..."
I'm doing a book launch August 2nd in Malta and getting all the pieces together to make it happen on time has been character building... I'm close, very, very close.
What stories can you tell of great people you meet on line?
A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. So the husband offered to donate some of his own skin. However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his buttocks.
The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and requested that the doctor also honour their secret. After all, this was a very delicate matter.
After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty!
One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at his sacrifice.
She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. There is no way I could ever repay you."
"My darling”, he replied, "think nothing of it. I get all the thanks I need every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek."
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here's an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.
I have been aware lately of many Women oriented events , appearing mainly on Facebook and was pleasantly surprised to come across this Magazine. It’s different and worth a good read … and, ladies why not write something for it? … AND being a Coach / Mentor I like what they say:
“This magazine is for the go-getters, for the ones who believe, for the ones who dare and the ones who succeed!