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Why do people rush to condemn, but pause rather than speak up?

Why do people run with gossip, but remain silent, when a compliment could be given?

Why do some people pause when they have a chance to help and defend?

A pause to judgment is fine if you use the break to reflect and consider all sides.  A pause in speaking that allows you to listen, and empathize with another, is a gift.  Pausing to satisfy your own needs, while sharing with someone else, feeds the body and soul of another.

I have consciously worked to pause my speaking, told myself to hold back, rather than to respond in anger in the moment.  Yet, that pause was perceived as validation to someone else’s lie.

How do we stay strong in a moment of quiet against a bully whose bluster seeks to blow us down?  How do we create a space to begin or maintain healing when we pause in fear and doubt?

A pause is an opportunity to reflect and reconsider.  But, how do we make it meaningful?

What can I accomplish as I pause in my day?  How can I improve myself when I remove the distractions and detractors?

There can be joy and gratitude in pausing to reflect and look around us.  We pause to remember.  But, how do I strengthen myself in my pauses to fill those empty spaces?

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These are some of the questions that give me pause…  how deeply I struggle for understanding and peace.



Thank you for stopping by.   How do you use your pauses to refresh?




November brings thoughts of Thanksgiving, cider, and warm thoughts as days darken and temperatures begin to drop (in the Northern hemisphere).

It is also a time of gratitude for the family joys and occasions that we share.  Between the merriment of costuming and manic preparation for Winter Solstice and holiday gift giving, it is important for me to surround myself with the peace of being, observing, and appreciating.

Some of the greatest transformation we can achieve begins on the inside; how our changed attitudes within bring us acceptance and compassion, we can express it to others in acts of kindness in word and deed.

As our world changes in its unfolding seasons and dramatic landscapes visually, I want to remember to seek out moments of restorative balance and contemplative continuity. Finding a moment for gratitude and thanks is my goal in the coming weeks that I hope will become habit.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me.



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acts of courage and hope_robert f kennedy


I want justice, hope, peace and empathy.  Standing up for an ideal and creating hope sounds like the kind of change I want to see in the world.

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