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I finally feel like I am the creator of my experience. And you can be the creator of yours too.

1,156 views | Posted by Erin on July 10, 2020

I used to think I was a victim of life. Everything bad happened to me. My dad died right before my 5th birthday. My mom was full of unresolved things and super angry for most of my childhood. People left me always, by death and by choice since I was young. Being adopted has its own abandonment issues even though I was very fortunate and had...

A Lost Little Deer

1,118 views | Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on July 15, 2020

It was a sweltering day in late Summer. I was a young dad working in a local lumber mill. It was dangerous, back-breaking work that paid very little. In the year I had worked there only four other people hadn’t quit and been replaced with new faces. Those of us who stayed did so only because there was no other work to find to support...

The Most

1,062 views | Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on July 30, 2020

You can learn a lot sitting in a parking lot. The other day I was sitting in my car with my sons reading a book while my daughter finished grocery shopping. From time to time, though, I would look up and observe what was going on outside. One of those times I saw a huge, new, bright red, Cadillac SUV pull up in the parking spot beside me....

I am 40 years old and I have 3 pieces of advice for anyone in their 20s

1,042 views | Posted by A friend on July 8, 2020

Accept that perfection doesn't exist. Your relationships will have problems, your car will break down, someone else will anyways have a better phone, a newer car, or a bigger house than you, no matter where on the social ladder you stand. Constantly chasing perfection will keep you permanently stressed. That doesn't...

In 13 years this dog has never ever liked anyone, no person or animal.....until now

1,033 views | Posted by Tracy on July 24, 2020

This is Wee-Man....he was so abused in the first 3 years of his life that he never ever warmed up to any person, in fact he bit every owner he had before me, I've always just given him his space and not pushed myself on him, waiting for him to warm up to me when he was ready. This works most of the time, but this angry little...

Messengers Of Light

1,025 views | Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on July 20, 2020

It was a dark, overcast night. Thick, dark, gray clouds had made sure that there was no starlight or moonlight to greet me as I walked out on my porch. Still, I kept the porch light off because I didn’t want to be munched on by bugs and buzzed by moths on this sticky Summer evening. I stood there for awhile letting my eyes adjust to...

Time Travel

916 views | Posted by Gayathri.M on July 14, 2020

Falling through the clear blue sky, images of her childhood flashed past her eyes, as though a VCR was pushed in rewind mode. There she was, age three, building a sandcastle on the beach...looking up to see the bright sun shining down on her cute little face. Time flew by as those small little hands changed into sturdier ones which were...

Kinda Cool

905 views | Posted by A friend on July 14, 2020

It's kinda cool to think that someone somewhere is having the best day of their life today. Someone's hearing 'I love you' for the first time today. Someone's going to get the job of their dreams today. Someone received some kinda good news today. Tomorrow it could be your best day...

Blunders

853 views | Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on July 8, 2020

It was the middle of the night and I was sitting in a chair thinking about all the blunders I had made in my life. I was working the overnight shift in a Special Needs group home for mentally handicapped adults. While everyone else was asleep I stayed awake in case of an emergency. Left alone with my thoughts I had gotten to brooding about...

Be Careful With Your 'I Am' Statements

819 views | Posted by A friend on July 8, 2020

When we say things about ourselves our brain is programmed to believe them. So you need to be careful with your words and thoughts. For instance, if you are saying "I am broke" or "I am lonely" or "I am so depressed" our subconscious mind will help us live up to those expectations of ourselves even...

I drank alcohol for 30 years, but today, it's been a year since I've had a drink

551 views | Posted by A friend on July 14, 2020

This started out as a temporary health kick. I got home from the 2019 Oregon Country Fair, where I volunteer every year and where I’d had my last drink, and my best friend and I mutually decided to abstain from drinking for six weeks, as part of our preparation for Burning Man. In addition to being an incredible adventure companion,...

Just had my first 'perfect month'. I worked out for at least 30 minutes a day, everyday.

550 views | Posted by Erin on July 14, 2020

If you had told me in March that I’d be living the life I am living each day, I would’ve responded that you’re nuts. Although I’ve been living pretty spiritually and becoming increasingly aware of the things that were holding me back for a few years now, I still had a lot of behaviors that were rooted in my...

Letter to the angel who saved my life

516 views | Posted by A friend on July 30, 2020

In 2016 I tried to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. People were photographing me in their sick, morbid, selfish curiosity as I was preparing to jump. Tears filling my eyes and... it was guttural. When they started to take pictures of me I knew in that moment that nobody gave a shit. No one. But there was one...

Dictionary Prayer

304 views | Posted by Lettie on August 3, 2020

There are chaotic political scenes in my city these days, the spread of a highly contagious and deadly disease, and finally, I suddenly lost a beautiful, sweet, most amiable 9 yr-old husky (rescued at 9 months old). To slow myself down and allow myself to open up to clarity in all this "mess", I went to a big, old, red book -...

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