Blog Posts by Marlene Moore Gordon

  • New Possibilities

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    Copyright Marlene Moore Gordon

    "When we open ourselves to possibilities, possibilities open themselves to us." Marlene Moore Gordon

    It's my opinion that we would not have dreams and visions if they were not attainable.They may not come to pass exactly as we plan, the details may vary, but if we are crystal clear on our focus and continue to take positive actions toward what we want, dreams do come to fruition. It all begins with belief. First believing in the magic of possibilities and second believing that we are capable and worthy of having our dreams come true.

    I BELIEVE THAT ALL GOOD IS POSSIBLE! I begin by getting clear on what I envision, writing it down, focusing on it with intention and continually taking positive actions toward it. The hardest part for me can be letting go of the questions, the how's, the when's and the why not yets , that are clearly not in my domain. What I have found is that when I sincerely do my

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  • Words to Heal

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    "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Anonymous

    Ever hear this old saying when you were a kid? If you believe it's true, than think again. Our words hold tremendous power to hurt or to heal. Here's a good example of the power of words in action.

    Out for a walk, I passed a mom trying desperately to teach her young daughter to ride a two wheeler bike. They had obviously been at it for some time and she was clearly frustrated. She began to yell, chastising her little girl, calling her a coward and a chicken. Standing nearby and apparently feeling powerless, the father watched his terrified little girl scream and cry uncontrollably.

    I knew it wasn't my business but having felt the brunt of many hurtful words in my own life, I just couldn't control myself. As I walked past them, I focused on this child and her pain and said something like this. "Wow you are learning to ride a bike, that's

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  • What’s Your Secret?

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    "You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel." Anonymous

    At one time or another we all hold a secret. Some of mine have been personal but I have also held others that were shared in confidence by a trusting friend. A few secrets from my past were buried long after they needed to be. When I finally had the courage to share them, my heart was finally free and I wondered why I had carried the weight of that burden for so long.

    There is a saying, "we are as sick as our secrets." But secrets take time to process, there is a time for holding on and a time when only the heart knows it is ready to move toward acceptance and letting go. One thing I know for sure is that sooner or later our feelings catch up with us.

    If you have a secret that you are not ready to share, you might find it helpful to write about it.

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  • Life is a Banquet

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    Auntie Mame

    Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame

    "Live! Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." Film Auntie Mame

    What if you were invited to a huge event and the invitation read bring your own food, beverages, guests and decorations. Bring whatever you need to have a wonderful celebration! We will provide the place; the rest is up to you. Would you decide to pass on going, would you blame the event planner for not providing or catering to your needs, or would you create your own fantastic party! The fact is that it's up to us to enjoy what we have every moment that we are blessed have it.

    No one exemplifies this joie de vivre (joy of life) more than the character played by Rosalind Russell in one of my favorite movies, Auntie Mame. There is so much to be learned from her vitality, spontaneity, and sense of adventure. I always remember the scene when she is going through tough times and cheers up her staff (who she cannot

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  • Inner Beauty

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    Inner Beauty

    Copyright Marlene Moore Gordon

    A kind word is like a Spring day. ~Russian Proverb

    "During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. "Absolutely," the professor said. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy. " ~Joann C. Jones

    Everyone wants to be seen; all of us open up as soon as someone knows our name. I used to wait for the other person to begin the introduction, until I

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  • The Measure of Success

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    Success Angel

    Believe in yourself. Great things are going to happen.

    "Success means having the courage, the determination and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be." Georg Sheehan (American physician, author and running enthusiast, 1918 - 1993)

    A close friend sent this guardian angel for success to me in the mail. I immediately placed it in my car as a daily reminder. First that it is essential for me to have supportive, loving friends who believe in me, and second that no matter what, I must always continue to believe in myself.

    I used to view success as accomplishment of goals and even more as financial rewards for my services. Today I know that success is more about striving for balance in many areas of my life, not just about the balance in my bank account.

    My life is successful because I determine my success one moment and one day at a time. It's about doing my best to live with purpose, passion and finding

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  • In Full Bloom

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    In full bloom

    Copyright Marlene Moore Gordon

    "In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet." Albert Schweitzer

    In a clothing store, a young woman struck up a conversation with me. She was clearly very over weight. Not the usual five to ten pounds that a lot of us complain about, more like one hundred pounds in excess. Smiling and relaxed she explained that she hadn't always been a plus size. Although she hoped to lose weight, she had learned an important lesson, to be happy today at whatever size she was.

    Her change of heart occurred after looking at an old photograph of herself when she was slimmer, younger and perhaps more beautiful. The sad part she told me was that at the time, she had never really appreciated herself. Now she promised herself she would never again wait for some time in the future to feel good or to be happy.

    This young woman's story is a great reminder that it's an art to

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  • Finding Joy

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    The Kalypso

    "The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things." Henry Ward Beecher

    I saw this amazing car today in a neighborhood parking lot. Someone had spent their time and talent to transform an ordinary Volvo station wagon into an extraordinarily whimsical vehicle, named The Kalypso!

    Viewing this spectacular car parked next to regular cars seemed so out of context, like something out of a Dr. Seuss story book. The hood was adorned with rainbow colored glittering stones and waves were painted as a decorative border all around. Inside and out, tremendous attention was paid to every detail.

    It was parked in front of a shoe shop so I walked inside and inquired "who owns that awesome car?" They said they didn't know but thought the owner was having coffee nearby. I headed for the closest Starbucks to see if there might be someone who looked like they matched this car. I thought whoever utilized

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  • Love Leads The Way

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    Copyright 2010 Marlene Moore Gordon

    "He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gate open." Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

    I believe that every outcome begins with my attitude toward it. While I might approach someone or a situation with the best of intentions, it doesn't necessarily mean I have a pure and open heart.

    There are many sides to everything and it's important that I be willing to understand the different perspectives from both sides. Hearing the truth can be challenging, my speaking the truth as I see it, is essential. Somewhere in between there is common ground.

    When consistent efforts are not what you hope for, it might be a good time to step back, and ask yourself, who do I serve by knocking and how will it benefit others should this gate open to me? The key is to always come from a genuine and loving place.

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  • Create Your Path

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    Copyright Marlene Moore Gordon

    "Most people follow the path of those before them; those with a dream and the courage to pursue it forge their own." Marlene Moore Gordon

    Life is precious and tenuous and we are all mortal. The question we each must face and hopefully come to terms with, is how will we spend our limited time here?

    Each day brings renewed opportunities to create the life you choose. It's a process of one step forward, two steps back and we can change direction anytime. The important part is to stand up for what you believe in. The choices you make today will determine the mark you leave for tomorrow.

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