Kita’s Gentle Message

Leaving Your Footprint

Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Gentle Messages | 0 comments

“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 | 0 comments

“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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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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