Kita’s Gentle Message

Jump Right In

Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Gentle Messages | 0 comments

You know the feeling when you’re wading in the water and making up your mind whether to get wet or not –especially if it’s cooler than you anticipated and the sun is now behind the clouds making the decision that more uncertain. Perhaps you count down to zero and plunge in or choose to baby step yourself into deeper water. Maybe you turn around and retreat to shoreline; you’re too cold and it’s really not worth it. However, as in life, acknowledging the circumstances will never be perfect gives you permission to jump right in without waiting...

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Back in Time

Posted by on August 7, 2017 in Gentle Messages | 0 comments

“A long lost friend calls and wants to meet up to reminisce and to catch up. Inevitably the questions arise: “Why are they calling me now after so many years?”; “Will I recognize them?” Better yet, “Will they recognize me?” and “Is it worth resurrecting memories that could make for awkward if not tense moments?” I know I’ve changed but have they?  This last query prompts the rendezvous to proceed as service to help others be healthier and happier does not discriminate. There is a reason they have contacted me.” (Let me know if you’ve...

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I want to; I have to

Posted by on July 31, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on I want to; I have to

“Never have two small words held such power for you. “Want to” implies desire, a choosing to do of your own free will. “Have to” implies coercion, a forcing to do because of someone else’s free will. It boils down to decision making.  What kind of decisions are you making?  Are they based on others’ wishes, demands, expectations, and orders? Or are your decisions based on wishes and expectations that you make of yourself? Next time when you are deciding – whether on an ice cream flavour or a career change, explore the vocabulary you are...

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Leaving Your Footprint

Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Leaving Your Footprint

“Thoughts come and go.  Our mind processes thousands of them daily with many zipping by without our conscious attention.  Once in a while, one lodges itself within our waking realm and chooses to stay a while.  Some are wonderful; others are nasty.  Recently, a thought settled within me that gives me unexpected peace – the kind of thought that is long lasting, substantial and comforting. Luckily for me, this one belongs in the “wonderful” category.  I’ve realized that whatever goals I want to accomplish in this lifetime may not actually come...

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Bend It Like Beckham

Posted by on July 17, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Bend It Like Beckham

“Though the movie “Bend It Like Beckham” deals with a young Indian girl whose traditional parents do not want her playing soccer, when the title popped in my head, I was thinking more along the lines of bending into changing circumstances especially innocent and innocuous ones – an unexpected request to help a neighbour, waiting longer for an appointment, doubling back because you’ve forgotten the milk, a sold-out movie you’ve been wanting to see, the stain in the blouse that was supposed to be worn today, no picnic because of the rain, a...

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Ripe for an Identity Crisis

Posted by on July 10, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Ripe for an Identity Crisis

“Those of you who have studied long and hard at your career know a lot of things that other people don’t. Whether an expert in biology or finances, social media or kinesiology, your information is valued and to a certain extent what you know is who you are. Yes, your work defines you – in many cases admirably. However, be careful to ensure that others see the other parts of you, the ones that you hold close to your chest or even the ones that are hidden, especially when the situation warrants it. Personal revelation takes courage. Not...

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Not Everything has to Stick

Posted by on July 3, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Not Everything has to Stick

We’ve been taught to watch for and take advantage of opportunities that show up in our lives. Whether a good buy, a new interesting friend, chance to get away, another job contract, investment offer – all these situations signal to us to explore them and see how they can help us out in a positive way.  Sometimes these events occur rarely sometimes in multiples.  When the latter happens, there’s an urge to grasp at everything lest we “lose out”. In attempting to seize all like eating all you can because the buffet is free, you risk gulping...

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The Love in Your Eyes

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on The Love in Your Eyes

“It won’t be the brand new textbooks or latest app, Michael Jordan’s running shoes or McCourt’s hockey sweater, an all-inclusive week’s stay in the Bahamas, or front row seats on Broadway, a killer play list, shopping spree on Rodeo Drive, a 5-star dining experience in Paris, an Oscar awards after-party, or winning the lottery, – although these things are very nice, it will be the love in your eyes that will make the difference in someone’s life.” To your Happiness, Kita

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You Just Never Know

Posted by on June 19, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on You Just Never Know

“You just never know when a “sure” thing is not any longer; when the person you thought of as invincible is no longer; when throwing the ball that far is no longer; when doing two parties back-to-back is no longer; when remembering every phone number is no longer; when the neighbour who always looks after your house when you’re gone is no longer; when your favourite shampoo on the shelf is no longer; when the house you called home is no longer; when the most liked song is no longer; when the worn jeans are no longer; when the faded photo is...

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Don’t Rush to Fill Your Space

Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Don’t Rush to Fill Your Space

The project is finished; the meeting over sooner than you anticipated. An unannounced block of free time – an empty space – has suddenly come upon you and for a moment you are stunned.  After all, this does not happen very often in your 24/7 world that’s filled to the brim with work, errands, to-do-lists, emergencies – life itself. Shall you occupy it immediately by rushing to get tomorrow’s groceries today? Starting Friday’s report?  Stopping at the bank? Washing your hair? Or can you sit back and simply be still listening to your...

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