Tag: poetry

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ the real meaning behind this famous quote.

As the world around us appears to be falling to pieces, we wonder what’s happened and what we can do to bring peace to our broken planet. This was forefront in my mind today, as I searched the internet for inspiration on today’s Motivation… Continue Reading ““Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ the real meaning behind this famous quote.”

I AM DIVERSITY By: Charles Bennafield

Today, in place of my normal “Middle-age Memoirs”, I am posting a previous article on cultural diversity. I decided to do this for 2 reasons. First, I am writing an article for the H.U.B., the Hawthorn University Blog, on insomnia, which is due today,… Continue Reading “I AM DIVERSITY By: Charles Bennafield”

For my mother

My Mom came from a large family. She was one of 10 children who lived on a farm just outside Herreid, South Dakota. She learned early on, from my Grandmother and Grandfather, how to work hard. After graduating, she left the farm and became… Continue Reading “For my mother”

The Motivation Movement: Anyway… (The REAL version!)

I am a bit under the weather today, so, I’m reposting this article. It was initially posted on my blog in January, 2017. The poem “Anyway”, continues to be a source of inspiration for me. This article discusses the true origins of this poem,… Continue Reading “The Motivation Movement: Anyway… (The REAL version!)”

Twas the Night before Christmas…

This beautiful and delightful poem was written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore, originally for his children and has become a classic Christmas tradition. For a bit more information, here is a short video from Reading Through History, giving us the origin for this… Continue Reading “Twas the Night before Christmas…”

The Motivation Movement: The Girl in the Glass

Do you love yourself? I mean really, truly honest to goodness love yourself… to the core, with every fiber of your being? Do you love your body? Do you think you’re beautiful? Can you look in the mirror…smile and say…”Hey there good lookin‘!” Do… Continue Reading “The Motivation Movement: The Girl in the Glass”

Have you seen this? Human Family ~ Maya Angelou

I turned an assignment in yesterday, so I had a little extra time. I came across this beautiful poem by Maya Angelou and wanted to share it with all of you. Whether you’ve seen it, or not, it’s quite inspiring and worth a look. … Continue Reading “Have you seen this? Human Family ~ Maya Angelou”

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me…

I had a “Meditation Monday” post in mind for today, but I’ll be setting that aside for another time. Instead, I wish to express my deepest, heart felt condolences to families and friends of the 58 victims of the massacre in Las Vegas overnight. I’d… Continue Reading “When Tomorrow Starts Without Me…”

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