Inspirational Stories

Blog posts of stories that inspire us to do good, to live better, or to help us realize what life is really about will be posted here. Or, blog posts of your personal stories that may inspire others to do good of their own.
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ON FACING YOUR PAIN

Choosing to face, feel, express and release your pain is the most spiritual and self-loving thing a person can do!
A poem for our precious Sandy dog July 1998 - Dec 2012
There are various places on the internet that offer some help, some kind words, like Rainbow Bridge, or like a very special site called angelsdestiny.com
Unlike the Dylan Thomas Poem, Sandy did not rage into the night, but her heart stopped and we were there for her, with her, to the end....
Today at about 11:45 A.M. both Vicky and I were beside our beloved Pet Sandy as she slowly drifted away and goes to doggie heaven, She was a joy and larger than life little friend for almost 15 years....
Strange how an illness in 2004 propelled artist Lois Bienvenue to pursue her "gift" of art...

How are ya doin JOHN PRINE

The late and great Johnny Cash once remarked if he were seeking music to inspire his own songwriting, it would be gotten from listening to folks like John Prine...
From Old Rivers by Walter Brennan One of these days I'm going to climb that mountain, walk up there among them clouds, where the cottons high and the corns-a-growin and there ain't no fields to plow....
Continue on the high road, on the road of having courage and believing in yourself, on the road of being encouraged by all those who have travelled the same road before....

HALLELUJAH

It was the late Jeff Buckley who first introduced Leonard Cohens hauntingly beautiful song Hallelujah to the world....
Humanity's spiritual traditions and practices- unless they incorporate the revolutionary awareness of childhood's primal impact for good or ill- have taken our sacred quest for peace, freedom and love as far as they can. As I have stated elsewhere, it is time for our next revolution of love and awareness!
If President Barrack Obama & his family travelled to Alberta, he would no doubt want to see not only the oil sands, but the pristine mountains near Banff and Jasper and would love the peace and quiet of our Province....
Riding along in my automobile, Johnny B. Goode, and some great guitar licks...makes you wanna crank up the radio.....Chuck Berry is 86 and probably still rockin when he gets the inclination.....
It is important to know that mind created ego. So the mind will do what ever it can to preserve it's creation. Much the same as a parent taking care of their child. This is why the ego is so stubbornly lodged.
John Pippus co-wrote Half a World Away with Lucy Leblanc as a co-writer. The song was written in a small motel room near Hollywood, California and even John Pippus may be aware of a guitar chord gone wrong here or there, but the obvious fact is that - we have a great song here - and its only a matter of time the music of Pippus-Leblanc will be well known!!

Stephen William Hawking

Born January 8, 1942 - Stephen William Hawking has more accomplishments than anyone of us can possibly dream of, let alone achieve....and yet, life has given Mr. Hawking a struggle and he has responded by simply keeping on....and maybe we can all gain some inspiration from such a brilliant man, or should I say genius?

THE UNFORGETABLE SLIM WHITMAN

Ironic, both Frank Ifield and Slim Whitman recorded some of the same songs, such as I Remember You, RoseMarie and others....
The song I REMEMBER YOU is truly the most remembered song...of all the pop songs....
It was presumed that Darryl Kropielnicki walked into a slough and drowned after a motor vehicle accident. Neither police dogs or thermal imagining could find any trace of Darryl.....
Allan Shermans wonderful and funny song, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah was about his summer camp experiences as a boy, with the music of Ponchielli (Dance of the Hours) playing in the background....
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