Celebrate with gratitude the gifts within each new day. Take nothing for granted.
Whispers In My Ear created by Alan & Marylou Falstreau
Now is not the time to attack with outrage or anger. What is of critical importance is to continue to send forth the energy of love, empowerment and forgiveness.
This is the role of an artist, to be a creative agent that pierces the darkness with love and forgiveness that brings people together, that helps people see that they are more the same than different, that the only salvation is to understand that we are all in this together and we must honor this fact.
The following is dedicated to my lifelong friend Wally Clark who is having a birthday today. Once again for a few months Wally will be older than me, the “senior partner” in our life long friendship. But not to worry Wally, soon I will be just as “old” as you, and hopefully as wise.
Happy Birthday my friend . . . Alan
A man’s age is something impressive,
it sums up his life; maturity reached slowly
and against many obstacles, illnesses cured,
griefs and despairs overcome, and
unconscious risks taken; maturity formed
through so many desires, hopes, regrets,
forgotten things, loves. A man’s age
represents a fine cargo of experiences and
From: “A Guide For Grown-ups” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
You must see beyond the surface to begin to understand the total dimensions of a person. This takes time, an open heart, and a tamed ego.
Anger is fear’s bodyguard, which is why it is so dangerous, and turns good people into a destructive force.
Be the light, not a contributor to fear and anger.
The most important thing you can do for yourself this day is to send forth peace, love and positive energy to others.
During these stressful, contentious times be awake and be aware of opportunities to share random acts of kindness. It is the seemingly small simple things that can make a tremendous difference in another person’s life.
Everyone you meet deserves a warm smile and a kind word. Everyone. A smile is free and so is kindness. You will feel better and so will they.
Please do yourself a favor; be awake and be aware of opportunities to share random acts of kindness.
Be the light that helps illuminate the path out of the darkness by shinning on the goodness that resides within everyone.
Focus on the words and thoughts that evoke the very best within you and those around you. Be a contributor of empowering energy, not a critic of other people’s energy, for it does not matter what they may do or not do. What matters is your contribution to the “Universal Good” of all.
You can always find reasons to feel offended. We encourage you instead to find reasons for gratitude and happiness. Your world, and the world of those around you, will become much brighter.