For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is putting our emotions in perspective. We all get angry from time to time. My hope is that we feel the anger, we deal with the anger, do what we need to do, and then move on to happiness. The more time we dwell on being angry, the less time we have for happiness. I think we all know happiness can cure a lot of ills, so lets hope we all feel much joy in our lives.
"Love is active, not passive. It is our love for one another, for Mother Earth, for our fellow creatures that compels us to act on their behalf." - Laurence Overmire, author of The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call To Action
On Sunday Dr. Neal Jones spoke to us about taking responsibility for our environment out of love, not out of fear. Isn't that how we should live our lives, not just for our environment but for ourselves, our families, our friends, our community, our world? I suggest we would feel better about our day-to-day life if most, or all our actions were done out of love, not out of fear. We may not succeed in achieving all of our goals, but we will know that what we did was done with love and came from a good place.