Monthly Archives: February 2015

From the Mouths of Babes…

Dream Big, Dream Often

Life simply isn’t that difficult.  We make it so when we become “grown ups.”  And if you think about it, do “grown ups” or kids make the world a better place?   Grown ups steal, kill, lie, manipulate, hate, cheat, hurt, destroy, envy, fight, etc.  Most of these traits are lost on children who don’t understand “adult” situations, which is why parents work diligently to protect their kids from exposure to adult stupidity.  Maybe I suffer from the Peter Pan syndrome and I don’t want to grow up, but having the mind and faith of a child is taught by every major spiritual leader I have studied; unlike having the mind and faith of an adult.  With all of that being said, here’s a reminder of the rules of the world of children…

These are the things I learned (in Kindergarten):
1. Share everything.
2. Play fair.
3. Don’t hit people.

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Compassion Never Goes Out of Style



When you rise
you should
bring others with you;
when you descend,
invite no one else along.

Sometimes you will hate.
Choose love.
Sometimes you will be indifferent.
Choose compassion.
Sometimes you will despair.
Choose hope.

Was there always so much anger in the world or does the internet just give it a longer reach?

I guess there were always bullies, meanies, thugs, just generally, nasties.

Maybe there were cave people who told other cave people they were terrible at cave drawings.

But the vitriol online? Treating others as you would want to be treated hasn’t changed because of the anonymity of the internet.

The internet can bring people together, to help, to spread information, but it also has a sinister side where people abuse, use, and destroy others, sometimes for sport.

There are too many Human Tornados – charming and convincing, they cut a path of destruction wherever they…

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snow way

Annette Rochelle Aben


Oh, to live one’s life as a flake of snow, aimlessly drifting to and fro. Your only mission, but to fall with little or no thought at all.  Dancing merrily with family and friends knowing at any moment your life could end. Enchantment is your life to make when your lot is that of a snowy flake!

©2015 Annette Aben

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