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Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Lesson For Gregory's Memorial

How is this for an appropriate lesson today from DailyOM, Gregory's Memorial at the condo. I am expecting between 10 and 500 people. Exaggerated but with an open invitation who knows? 

Cheryl & Larry are in charge of the food trays, Jan and Jake are in charge of the beverage and sweet table. Godchildren Whiteney and Isaac are in charge of the sign in table and everything else. 

I plan on just receiving condolences and love and loving in return.

October 11, 2015
Listen With Your Eyes
Aries Daily HoroscopeIt may be easier for you to be attentive when communicating today. Being present to others could be the result of your desire to develop your listening skills by learning to give them your full attention. While it can be important to get your ideas across in your interactions, learning to listen with your eyes is a way to demonstrate that you are completely present with others. Perhaps today you can practice paying greater attention in your interactions by making an effort to not interrupt, interject, or add your opinions when talking to someone else. Since it can be so easy to think ahead and plan what you want to say, using your eyes to take in the emotional meaning of others’ words and also to focus our total attention on them could facilitate greater mindfulness in your interactions.

Listening with our eyes helps us give our undivided attention when speaking with others. In many of our conversations we can easily get distracted and instead think ahead to how we will respond to what someone says, such as thinking of a story to show our empathy or an opinion to prove a point. Using our eyes to focus on another person means that we use more than just our ears to listen. Not only do they show we are fully present but our eyes allow us to sense emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of our interaction. By enhancing your listening skills today, your interactions will become more attentive and full of greater awareness and empathy for others.


  1. I will forever be sorry that we couldn't be with you today. We were there in spirit. Love you Michael. Love, Linda and Bruce

  2. Don't be! We will get together soon when you are feeling better Love you so much and appreciate your long time support.


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