Tag Archives: Positive Rhythm

Reflections on “THE” Holidays (What We Can Learn From Year-End Celebrations)

I love the holidays at the end of the year.  And in my opinion, these are THE holidays!  Our year-end celebrations give us an opportunity to reflect on a number of universally significant and worthwhile values. Now this is not to say that there are no other times of the year when values can be […]

Thanksgiving 365 (364 Opportunities Beyond The National Holiday)

  Why should we have a Thanksgiving Day?  Or maybe we should ask, why do we have only one? In this country, you don’t have to look far to find people who regularly go hungry.  And for many who don’t have to go hungry, they might not be much better off than those who do.  […]

H.A.P.P.Y. N.E.W. Y.E.A.R. (An Acrostic Greeting)

Happy New Year!!!  Wouldn’t it be nice to share that greeting everyday?  Of course, there are only a few official New Year’s Days, and barring some serendipitous coincidence, this is probably not one of them.  Nevertheless, I’d like to wish you a happy new year.  After all, today is the first day of the rest […]

Self-Affirmations (Writing Resolutions That Make A Difference)

Whether it’s the New Year or not, if you want to make resolutions that really have some teeth in them, you could try writing self-affirmations instead of resolutions.  Most people don’t do that, you know.  Resolutions are simply statements that show your determination to do something.  Self-affirmations allow you to assertively state something for yourself […]

Reaffirming Relationships

Sometime in December (or a little earlier if we’re really efficient), in my household, we send out holiday greeting cards and Christmas letters to many of our friends and family members.  Some of these folks we don’t get to see, touch or talk to all year long.  That’s one of the reasons why we prioritize […]

A Twist on Christmas Themes (Taking, Conflict, Hate & Death)

When the subject is Christmas, one is expected to hold forth on themes such as celebrating new births, giving gifts, establishing peace and spreading love.  Well, I don’t plan to do that here.  Instead, I want to talk about taking, conflict, hate and death.  But if you’ll stick with me for a few paragraphs, I […]