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Become a lake – A story of wisdom

Screenshot_2015-12-30-09-57-42-1An aging Hindu master grew tired of his apprentice complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water, and then to drink it.

“How does it taste?” the master asked.

“Bitter,” spit the apprentice.

The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake, and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake.”

As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?”

“Fresh,” remarked the apprentice.

“Do you taste the salt?” asked the master.

“No,” said the young man.

At this, the master sat beside this serious young man who so reminded him of himself and took his hands, offering:

“The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things… Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”

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This is a beautiful reminder that we all carry with us, a handful of salt… if we wish to see the good we must dilute the bad.

Blessings to you all and a very Happy New Year ~ Danielle

Today You Can

Good morning and happy Wednesday to you all! We determine how our day will be… happiness is a choice, I just love how Today You Can, reminds us to change our perspective and we will change our attitude. Choose well and go out and make it a great day!


Today You Can

Today you can choose to count your blessings
or you can count your troubles.

Today you can live each moment
or you can put in time.

Today you can take action towards your goals
or you can procrastinate.

Today you can plan for the future
or you can regret the past.

Today you can learn one new thing
or you can stay the same.

Today you can seek possibilities
or you can overwhelm yourself with the impossible.

Today you can continue to move forward
or you can quit.

Today you can take steps towards resolving your challenges
or you can procrastinate.

You see today the choices are up to you
in deciding what you do today.

~Catherine Pulsifer

Blessings ~Danielle

A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out -DAY 5

Thanksgiving is just a week away and we are halfway through our journey of thankfulness. It’s already day 5 and this 10 day challenge has definitely helped me to see things in a whole new light. Have you made the decision to be happy? Are you more mindful of your blessings and looking for something to be thankful for in all circumstances? I deeply hope you find it in your heart to take this journey with me, it is truly good for the soul. Continue reading

A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out – DAY 1

Hello friends, welcome to the first day of our challenge A Journey of Thanksgiving are you ready to prepare your heart, mind and soul for the upcoming holiday season? If you didn’t get a chance to read my original post you can do that here. I had planned on posting this at the end of the day so that I could share with you all I was thankful for, but what I discovered in just the morning and early afternoon was too exciting to wait! So what was the first thing you did when you woke up this morning? Me, I said thank you. I had told myself that each morning when I wake up the first thing I will do is to say those powerful two little words to start my morning with thankfulness. Continue reading

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

So a while back I had shared this photo on social media along with the caption “Hmm, I wonder if I could use Nike to get my point across to my kids… #JustDoIt #procrastinateNOmore.”

Hmm, I wonder if I could use Nike to get my point across to my kids               #JustDoIt #procrastinateNOmore

Although the post was in fun; as if you didn’t already get the humor; was there more to it? What if I was on to something? Our children have influential material at every turn; billboards, magazines, television, social media, church, school, groups, clubs, etc… some are positive, some not so much; but in the end it’s how our child perceives it, that gives it true meaning in their life. Continue reading