Tag: “Illusions”

Sep 24

The Subversive Illusion of “I Can’t…”

In Brief — Some reasons why an old but eminently worthwhile book can improve your life. First, you must read it. [Written in May 2017.] Negative Attitudes are Quicksand — Last week it was an intriguing fantasy circus with its characters that we wish were real; this week a book that should be on every …

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Sep 10

Love, Angels and Devils

In Brief — A passing flirtation with theology allows the author to explore the relationship between love in our hearts, those we feel are our angels and the bad things that can make life miserable. [Written in April-May 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Life is Like a Box of Chocolates (Forrest Gump) Your life is like a roller-coaster …

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Oct 16

Live With It or Deal With It

In Brief—Problems come into our lives, so we have a choice to either accept what has come our way or we can change it. The choice is ours. Not Choosing is a Choice— “Illusions” by Richard Bach contains a wise bit of advice: “There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for …

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Nov 02

From Bad to Worse…and Back

In Brief—A lump in a woman’s breast is about to change her life when, without warning, she watches helplessly as her favorite dog dies. A worry about her own health is suddenly complicated by an unexpected loss. Life is threatened by the entanglement of physical and emotional turmoil. —————————————————————————————————————————————-  A Life Goes Topsy-Turvy— Umm-m-m, a …

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Dec 06

Reflections on My Life

Problems Offer Gifts— In a strange way, my disabilities can be seen as one of many strokes of luck I have experienced. Every time I am fed through the tube, I get to lie quietly for an hour, dozing sometimes, but most often reflecting on my life (or this blog). Speaking just for myself—others probably …

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