So many tragedies have affected us recently that we’ve not had a chance to recover from one before another is upon us.
May we all stand together in sorrow, in support, and in peace.
Wishing You A Tranquil Day Today!
The noun tranquility means “a state of peace and quiet,” like the tranquility you feel at the shore of a quiet lake or inside a beautiful cathedral.
Tranquility can also describe a person’s disposition. How do you reach tranquility? Make peace with yourself, your life, and the people who drive you crazy. Tranquility can also come from spending time alone, like reading in front of the fireplace on a snowy afternoon. Meditation and yoga can help bring tranquility, by clearing your mind of constant worries.
n an untroubled state that is free from disturbances
- ataraxis, heartsease, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, repose, serenity
the absence of mental stress or anxiety
- easiness, relaxation
a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
- dreaminess, languor
a relaxed comfortable feeling
- Type of:
a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement
We think we know the man we’re honoring today because of his accomplishments, but there is so much more to him than those already well-known facts. Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. became an activist and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. This man became most well known for his advancement of civil rights and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. What I didn’t know, however, was a lot more about the man himself, his story, his struggles and the personal accomplishments that he achieved in his too short 39 years. After learning more about him, I really have more admiration for the man than I had before. Overcoming many obstacles and achieving many successes at such an early age, he remained true to himself, his values, and his beliefs. That’s something to admire, both in a leader and in an individual. Continue reading “Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.”
I think we all live with regret. Every day. Some of us are hard-wired to suffer from it more than others, I believe, but we all have it. From the easy things in life (like that extra cup of coffee or piece of cheesecake) to the harder things in life (like choices we’ve made about more important things).
We make decisions all day long, from the time we wake up to the time we fall asleep. We make a decision about getting out of bed at all! Most of our decisions are easily made, either because they’re not that important or because we make them out of habit with really not much thought at all.
It’s those decisions that come back and bite us that I want to talk about. I like to think that we all make important decisions consciously, with the best outcome in our mind. Unfortunately, even the best thought-out decisions don’t always have good consequences. It’s in those instances that we tend to beat ourselves up the most. We think to ourselves that “had I done this differently” or “if only I had done that instead” until we become immersed in the mindset that it is our own fault that things worked out the way they did. Someone told me once that it’s arrogant to think like this. What makes us think that OUR decisions and actions are the sole reason that things turn out the way they do? When I thought about it like that, I actually felt much better about the situation that I was dealing with. I’m hoping it may help you out as well.
Another mantra that I found helpful is to repeat the following:
The past is over and I did the best I could at the time.
This is SO powerful! I think we all carry guilt along with regret when we believe that we could have or should have done something differently. This statement, repeated over time, allows us to forgive ourselves and move on in peace, with no regrets.