Mary E. Adair
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
That gets the column off to a hopeful beginning. Hope is the element that we need to keep illuminated in our lives. This issue brings a mixture of those who write about having Hope, and others who seem to have lost Hope. May your own life be filled with plenty of Hope.
Adding focus to your life is one way to increase your quality of Hope. Your editor is planning to do that. A hint as to what that means is shown in the picture at the bottom of the page.
Two poems from John I. Blair, "Barred Owl" and "Summer on My Mind." Phillip Hennessy's submissions are: "I Tried, I Tried Not to Love You," "I'm So Busy in Your Head," "Who Will?," and "You Can't Kill Me." Bruce Clifford's four are: "Breaking the Faith," "So You Think," "Spending Time with You," and "Why We Live On in Song." Bud Lemire sent "Choices," and Jeremiah Raber shows us his new song lyrics, "Country Boys Do."
"Irish Eyes" by Mattie Lennon, isn't as upbeat as usual but includes some interesting poetic excerpts. John I. Blair gives us some highlights from the life of Whitney Young in his column, "Always Looking: People Who Made A Difference XI." Peg Jones, whose column is "Angel Whispers," stays busy with her daily radio show, teaching classes, attending book signings (her book), but still finds time to add to our content here. Thanks, Peg.
Thomas F. O'Neill ("Introspective") discusses the one child policy of China. Judy Kroll, "On Trek" shares some links and book titles to help spiritual understanding.
Michael John Fierro discusses "October 2013 A Universal 7 Month" in his "By The Numbers" column. Then following that info, he sets out the details to determine your own Life Path, and the major significance for it in your future.
Kay Roy Jones, returns with one of her meditation visions "Journey to The Heart." You will find it in the Story section of the Table of Contents.
Once more this editor wants to say, "Thank you, Mike. Only you know how much this ezine means."
Hope everyone has a safe month mixed with a little fun and trick or treating when Halloween rolls around!
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Pictured below is "Majestic" aka "Jessie" of Illinois, soon to be of Texas.