Kita’s Gentle Message

The Love in Your Eyes

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Gentle Messages | 0 comments

“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 | 0 comments

“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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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

Posted by on June 5, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

In these erratic times where situations, people, and the environment around you have become so changeable and unpredictable, the mind strives to identify, assess and draw logical conclusions… and as you’ve realized – to no avail. Reason however magnificent in its workings, is no match for the Divine unfolding that is taking place.  Observing from a macro level may be helpful but even this objective stance falls short of understanding the nature of the Cosmos. Knowing that you don’t know, and accepting the “what is” is not weak...

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Jumping to Conclusions

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Jumping to Conclusions

“He didn’t call because it’s not important to him…I’m not important to him.” (Keep the issue where it belongs.) “The bus driver saw me but she still closed the door on me.” (Could it be she didn’t see you?) “How many times have I asked you to pick up the milk? I swear I’ll be happy when hockey season is over.” (Milk will be overlooked if it’s a series final in any sport.) “He knew I didn’t like that restaurant but he made reservations there anyway.” (Every other place was booked and he really wanted to take you somewhere.) “Does she think I’m...

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Receiving Love Not as Easy as You Think

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Receiving Love Not as Easy as You Think

One would think that receiving love would be welcome by everyone. What’s not to like about love and what it can do for you? Here’s where the obvious ends though. To receive love requires the awareness of recognizing and acknowledging it first. Parents demonstrate love for their children by caring and nurturing for them. Their kids are oblivious to the fact that they are receivers of this love until they are old enough to step beyond self-centredness and appreciate the gift of love their parents have bestowed on them. This realization does not...

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When Something Simple just doesn’t Stick

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on When Something Simple just doesn’t Stick

This week has been busy handling the media outreach for a major festival in town. I don’t know if this has happened to you where you’re supposed to implement something straightforward but for whatever reasons, completion of the task eludes you. I’ve not been there to take the call; I can’t find the information online; I’ve lost the person’s phone number who can provide answers to me;  I’ve forgotten about the item even though I’ve written it down… and another work day has come to an end.  Sound familiar? If this is Mercury retrograde in...

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Talk It Out

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Talk It Out

Don’t assume, take it for granted, conclude based on past history, chicken out, make assumptions, act on impulse, follow the letter of the law, do nothing, phone a friend, listen to your mother, avoid the issue, reason it out, drink to forget, get even, get high, consult the doctor, compare notes, get angry, complain about the situation, wonder how to resolve it,…simply get in touch and talk it out.  You’ll be surprised how this can solve many a misunderstanding. To your Happiness, Kita

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The Perfection of Imperfection

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on The Perfection of Imperfection

The image of a cracked pot popped into my head today and I immediately thought of Leonard Cohen’s lyrics, “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” The latter may have a philosophical/religious source – such a wise observation.  You don’t have to be perfect; your imperfection is exactly the space that allows the Divine to work within you. What hope this thought gives us… To your Happiness, Kita

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Are There Enough Smarties?

Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Are There Enough Smarties?

Two of my sons celebrate birthdays in April and since they’ve been old enough to know there’s a birthday cake on their special day, I’ve made them each a chocolate cake decorated with Smarties. Specifically, I spell out their name on top of the cake with each letter in the same colour of the candy, and then dress the rest of the cake with what Smarties are left. I now use two boxes instead of just one.  Every time I pour out the pieces I look to see if there’s enough of every colour, to do their names justice – each name is six letters long. ...

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