Things Money Can’t Buy

So many people commented on this week’s Wholesome Though, it is worthy of being posted on the home page for a week. “Wholesome Thoughts” are published each Wednesday, and you can access the archives from the home page. Remember, you can enjoy listening, and you are always invited to share!

“People will work hard for money. And they’ll work even harder for the things that money can buy. But they’ll work hardest of all for those things that money cannot buy.” David Bloyd, a former co-worker of a writer colleague of mine, publishes a daily inspirational thought. When he quoted his former boss/colleague, I found it worth remembering. I am sure you agree.

Our lives are made richer because of love and kindness and compassion and respect. These are what really have meaning, aren’t they….



Feel Good Story

This YouTube video is an interview with our friend/colleague Kyle Maynard and Oprah.

Be prepared to be inspired! Said of Kyle: “He makes you want to be better!”

Sacred Stories

If you were God and wanted to communicate with human beings without using a human voice, how would you do it?

You’d perform little miracles, wouldn’t you? You’d create little miracles, little coincidences, that cause people to say “What are the odds of this ever happening?”

Written by SQuire Rushnell, published in When God Winks and quoted in The Lotus and the Lily, by Janet Connor (page 57).

Please enjoy all of these Sacred Stories. As poet, Mary Oliver writes, “You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”

I Was Very Pretty

It had been twelve years since the unbearable death of her daughter, just weeks after graduating from college. About 9 years later, the surviving daughter named her own daughter after her sister. That child, namesake of her deceased aunt, was now three-and-a-half years old.

On the 12th anniversary of her sister’s death, showing her young daughter a photo of her deceased aunt, she asked her daughter, “Do you know who this is?”

“Yes, it is me,” she replied. “It is me (she said her own name, which was also the name of her aunt) when I was all growed up. I was very pretty.”

Despite growing up in a distant state with infrequent visits, the child has been very attached to her grandmother, crying on occasion and saying she wants to go see her.

She has also over the years insisted that she and her mother are sisters. Prior to the viewing of the photo and those clear comments, her mother had assumed the child was just confused with relationships.

For more Sacred Stories, use the link on the left margin of this page. You may email debra@scs-matters.com to submit your sacred stories for consideration.