About: Reflections From a Friend
“Reflections From a Friend”
is a site where a variety of positive and helpful ideas from a number of sources
are offered and exchanged…
….among all who pause here….
everyone is welcome and interchange is encouraged…
please feel welcome
Note: Please feel free to print out and reflect on any of the cards on this site….they are here to be happily and freely shared. Someone thought they were being sold…no, they’re free… : )
Although the site is titled “Reflections from a Friend”….it might be called… “Reflections Among Friends”….including ideas from a number of people.
How I use the ideas on this site:
I often scroll down through the posts on this site. I read the ideas on some of the cards and reflect on ways that I may have used the ideas, suggestions or strategies from that particular card during my day. I also reflect on challenges that I may have had that day and whether I might benefit from trying to use more of a certain idea or strategy. So, essentially, I use the cards to help myself become more aware and to have support in learning to make more helpful and positive choices.
Most of the ideas in these cards contain really kind, nurturing encouragement for how one might shift and relate more positively …and to learn to be more accepting, tolerant, understanding, kind and patient with oneself and others…reflecting on these ideas, on a regular basis, has made a very positive difference in my life.
I’m very thankful to have received these ideas…it’s been a lovely gift that has been generously offered..and now, on this site, I share that gift with others…
Ideas from Kathy:
This blog contains ideas from several different people, including a friend, Venerable Jampa Choepal, a Buddhist monk, who lives in Australia (see page in “About” Ven. Jampa, in headline area.) This blog is intended to be a place where ideas from a variety of people are exchanged.
I compile ideas and put them onto individual “cards” with different nature backgrounds…for my own reflection, study and review. The intention of the cards is to review, remember and to learn to integrate these ideas and perspectives into every day life. The purpose of the nature backgrounds, and the unusual fonts in the titles, is to help me to remember the ideas and to be more soothing…to cushion the difficulty of shifting.
The advice and ideas contain such special bits of advice, reassurance and encouragement, that Kathy thought some of them might be helpful to others, and hence, this website/blog. The topics and concerns might be common challenges for others, too… they are here to be shared.
And so, these ideas are happily shared with others…
with the hope that they may provide acceptance, understanding,
kindness, encouragement and wisdom.
The ideas in these “cards” support living with increasing positive motivation and intention in our everyday lives…living each day with more calmness and awareness…and less reactivity….as each of us travels along our own path.