Pamela’s Weekly Words of Wisdom: Home

A home should be inspiring.  All the objects in your home should reinforce your values and character.  Home should be a respite of calm and peace, and a reflection of who you are. A home should demonstrate moderation.  Homes should reflect what is needed.  Meet your needs, and then embrace moderation and simplicity. A home should have balance.  The best homes reflect a sense of balance within the spaces, allowing for different types of activities.  Some may be more energetic, others which are more peaceful.

Pamela’s Weekly Words of Wisdom: Let the Tree Release Its Branch… Then You Can Use It

During the Edo era in Japan (1603-1868), the only wood they’d use from the forest was if a branch had fallen from a tree.  In the same way, we don’t pick fruit before it’s ripe.  We don’t wrench the tomato from the vine until it’s ready to give itself to us.  Perhaps, then, the message for us in present-day as well is, don’t cut down the wood until the tree is ready to release its branch.

Pamela’s Weekly Words of Wisdom: Leave Your Children the Wealthiest Estate Possible

Simple Truths creates some powerful books and motivating stories.  My dad recently sent me this one, and a phrase particularly struck me.   Mac Anderson talks about how his dad respected people equally…how we should strive to treat everyone as we would want to be treated. To treat them the same.  That is with love, respect, caring — and in a very even, consistent manner. What a life calling!   Anderson states: I recently heard someone say, “If you teach your child the Golden Rule, you will have left them an estate of incalculable value.” Truer words were never spoken.” If you want to read…