The Power Of Forgiveness

    No, I’m Not Getting Preachy On YouAThousand-Words

    I was watching a movie.

    A Thousand Words with Eddie Murphy. What I got out of it was all the useless words we spout regularly. How much of it is truly valuable?

    As a blogger, it got me thinking. A thousand words for a blog post is normal . . . and for some much too long, but it is usually a goal.

    The Essence Of The Movie

    Eddie Murphy is an agent for writers.

    He was excellent at his job and was top in his industry. Then one day, he connected with this tree. And with every word he spoke, leaves would fall from the tree.

    Once the leaves were gone . . . so would the man, played by Eddie Murphy.

    So, once he realized what was happening, he was forced to stop talking. He tried to get help from a spiritual guru, but to no avail . . . but it had to getting his life right . . .

    And, once he did . . . the “old” man became a “new” man . . .

    Yes, that was a movie . . . but is there at least a grain of truth to be gathered from it?

    The New Year Is A Time Of Reflection

    It’s about Resolutions.

    That we’ll either keep . . . or forget about after a few weeks or months.

    We always want each year of our lives to be better than the previous one . . . or build upon previous ones. We aspire to success is many areas of our lives.

    But, do we need to forgive?

    Could we be happier by forgiving?

    I believe I could be a happier person by forgiving. I can’t speak for you.

    I Try To Be More Positive In Word And Deed

    Of course, I’ll have opinions . . . I’m endeavoring to be more positive and less negative.

    Now, when it comes to making a review . . . it either works or it doesn’t . . . I may enjoy it or I didn’t find it worthwhile — in the case of a book, game or movie, for example.

    Those latter categories are subjective. And an opinion is merely an opinion . . . unless there is an intention to hurt others . . . that, I try not to do.

    Yes, there are definitely gray areas that make a general discussion difficult.

    In my everyday interactions, I’m trying to be more positive. When I think back to old hurts and disappointments, I strive for forgiveness. It doesn’t mean the other person may forgive me . . . that’s not the point . . . it’s what I can do for making me a better person . . . and forgiveness is sometimes necessary.

    It does sound a bit selfish on my part . . . this gives me more to think about and understand.

    I just don’t want to harbor negativity within me. I never set out to make enemies. But, the truth is, not everyone is going to like me. And I must accept that. I’m not out to changing minds.

    This Discussion Started From A Movie

    I thought it worthwhile to discuss here . . . just in case it would ring true with you.

    If it does, wonderful. If not, that’s wonderful, too.

    This was basically written to give you some food for thought. And maybe suggest a movie, you may enjoy.

    I enjoy learning something new in an entertaining way . . . and think about how I can apply it to my life . . . to make me a better person.

    Thank you for stopping by. I do hope this post was informative.

    Until next time,


    Change Is In The Air

    Do You Feel It?

    You may be all wrapped up with Christmas shopping, decorating and preparations.ChristmasElves

    Yes it will be here before you know it!

    I’m changing some websites. I’ve eliminated one and plan to eliminate another one and perhaps a third one. It’s interesting how sometimes we have to let go.

    This refers to many things besides websites, but that’s been a major concern of mine over the past several months. And the time has come for me to do it.

    You know, I feel really good about the website I eliminated. And I know letting go of a second and perhaps a third will be a major weight off my shoulders.

    The same is true of letting go of those things that are weighing on you. I’m not saying it is going to be easy, but once you decide to do it, you’ll feel so very much better.

    This applies to letting go of people, the past and even stuff. As a wise friend of mine said, “It’s only stuff.” Well, I had a sentimental attachment to it . . . or thought I should. But in reality, it is only stuff.

    I Built A New Website

    Here I’m all happy about getting rid of websites and I built a new one.

    I am a puzzle I can’t figure out most of the time. I’m been thinking about having a Christmas website for quite some time. You’d probably think I’d do Halloween. I thought so too, but Christmas seems more exciting to me.

    If you want to check it out:

    It’s a year round Christmas website. This is why I’m getting rid of the other websites. I lost interest in them and I can do more with Christmas Go Round than I can with them.

    I’ve decided I’m more of a kitchen junk drawer type of blogger than a niche one. Over time it doesn’t work for me. I lose interest or run out of things to talk about. But with a junk drawer . . . there’s lots to talk about and to share.

    There’s always an interesting “find” that was pushed back — way back in the back of the drawer — waiting to be rediscovered.

    Tomorrow I Have A Webinar Boot Camp

    It’s going to run a few hours and tell us about the best way to blog and those blogs that make it and those that don’t.

    I can almost hear you say, “You should have waited until you attended the webinar before delving into a new website.”

    Yes that did cross my mind, but I went for it . . . tis the season and all that. So, technically, instead of a niche, I have a theme.

    I’m beginning to think I like having a theme instead of a niche. But I’ll see what I learn from this webinar.

    Do you believe this webinar had a price in dollars to pay for attendance? They’re usually free with a “buy to learn more” component. I think I like paying to get the information and my questions answers than listening to a “pitch” and then getting the real information.

    I guess it is all a matter of perspective . . . and the major changes I’m feeling I need to do.

    Watching Movies Make Me Think

    I don’t believe we choose movies by accident.

    There were two about making major changes in the main character’s life. One was trying to hold on to a failing business when she had a passion for something else. The other was delving into a job to avoid “going home.” This involved dealing with the loss of her mother and then her best friend. She didn’t really know her father, but he was there all the time. So, she did go home and faced her grieving and developing a relationship with her father. It has an interesting twist, but just given those elements, it was an interesting story.

    And then, there’s the first one of doing something that she lost interest in doing. This one truly hit home. And the reason for delving into a new website and the long awaited decision to let go of what wasn’t working for me.

    Change in the only constant in our lives. We sometimes get blindsided by having to do it, but in the end it turns out for the better. Just as losing my content here when I moved the hosting of this website.

    More Change May Be In Store For

    This will have to do with tomorrow’s webinar.

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but the more I learn, the less I really know. Seems strange on one level and makes perfect sense on another.

    I definitely won’t be letting go of, but I may be letting go of my current direction. I don’t believe it is working. I can always have my random thoughts, but maybe I need a theme. Yes, the kitchen junk drawer concept works for me, but maybe I do need something that means something to you.

    Yes, it is my blog, but I need you to read it and be a loyal follower of this website. I need to give you what you want to see regularly. Giving you those treasures pushed back in the drawer.

    And there may be more I need to let go of in order to see things clearly. Just go through the clutter of my mind and do a major cleaning.

    Clarity is so very important. Until we have clarity, it’s difficult to make informed decisions.

    You may be fortunate and not feel the need for change. It is very likely you had to move furniture around to make room for your Christmas tree. And, perhaps, for some of your decorations.

    Change Is Inevitable

    No matter the season or the reason.

    I noticed a neighbor bought a new car. Not something I’m in the market for right now.

    I want to write, but I also need people to read my blogs. I need to give value than just my rambling thoughts. Yet, this is basically food for thought for those rare souls who have been wrestling with changes in their own life.

    It’s nice to know you’re not alone.

    Blogging is my passion . . .

    May each day be bright and productive,