Category Archives: Daily Affirmations

11/28/16–Ordinary Time

“Life happens in ordinary time.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/28/16

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If

If “If we can only find majesty in the mountains but not the valleys, If we can only find value in the gold but not the wood, If we can only find beauty in the flowers but not the weeds, … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Prayer

This time of year, with the starting of school, makes me think of my teaching days. This was a prayer I wrote and recited in the car on the way to work in the mornings and carried a copy in … Continue reading

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7/29/16–Offenses

“People tend their offenses like children and nurture them for years. An offense should be like the wind. It should blow past you and keep going. Never think again of yesterday’s breezes.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 7/29/16

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7/24/16–Philosophical Gardening

“If the root of a thing is corrupt, no flower will ever bloom from that plant.  It is better to sow a new seed.   If the branch of a tree is corrupt, it will bear no fruit. Better to … Continue reading

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7/19/16–Confirmation Bias

“It is easy to believe what we already believe. Belief should not come easy. It should be hard fought and faced many challenges.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 7/19/16   confirmation bias noun the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of … Continue reading

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7/18/16–Battles

“It’s good to remember that everybody is fighting their own private battles, so try not to add to anyone’s war.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 7/18/16

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7/15/16–Radical Loving

“There’s little risk in loving the people who like us and are like us. The challenge is to love the people who hate us and are different from us. That is radical loving.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 7/15/16

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7/10/16–Doorlessness

“Take the bricks of your past sufferings and build a house with no door.  Invite the world in to break bread and speak of love, to forge peace amongst coffee and cake. I want to live in a village of … Continue reading

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4/7/16–Cat Lessons

“Perhaps that’s all we need in life: a warm sunbeam, a full belly, and a little love.” (Cat Lessons) ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/7/16  

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