Vol 3, No. 4


"Spring welcomes
those whose need is
a new beginning."

-- American Zen Saying
by Suzanne E. Harrill


This Month's Issue:

Take a Look at Your Needs

by  Suzanne E. Harrill

The Costume Ball

by Dan Joseph 

Loving Life is Loving God!

by Meredith Young-Sowers

April Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself

Questions & Answers

Enlighten Up


Daily affirmation e-books with uplifting spiritual and psychological truths to build self-esteem.



Greetings from the Editor:

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Spring is here, even if it might seem more appropriate for me to say, April snows bring June flowers. You may remember I moved to Castle Rock, Colorado (south of Denver) a year ago. I said I'd give you an update on my first move in 38 years where my husband and I made the choice where to live. It is going great!

My biggest concern was if I could do winter. To my pleasant surprise, Colorado is beautiful much of the time and when it does snow, the temperature rises a few days later to melt the snow. Yes, dry air does make it seem warmer here compared with the east coast, where I grew up, or Houston, Texas where I lived much of my adult life. Putting down roots is going well.

Fortunate Blessings,



Take a Look at Your Needs

By Suzanne E. Harrill             

Many times we get caught up in our busy lives and forget to tune into ourselves to notice which of our needs are crying for attention. Meeting our basic needs helps our lives run more smoothly and makes us happier and healthier individuals. Some of you may be saying, “Needs? I am not even aware of what my needs are.” Or others of you may be saying, “There’s no one I can count on to meet my needs.” Let us discuss a fundamental principle in meeting our needs and see a brief overview of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to help us get in touch with some of our needs today.

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Special Offer

April Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself

By Suzanne E. Harrill

MONTHLY ON LINE AFFIRMATIONS.  Affirmations to support self-esteem and spiritual growth now available in monthly installments. This is an updated edition of the seed thoughts and affirmations in the book, Affirm Your Self Day by Day. Only available here on line.

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Suzanne Says

Questions & Answers

Question: Hello Suzanne:

I had a friend with a daughter the same age as mine. At the time I was going through some major hassles in my family life and she was a willing listener to my problems. I was really grateful to have her around at the time. Then about a year ago when our daughters were both starting kindergarten, I was having separation difficulties with my daughter. My daughter is quite sensitive and cautious; my friend's daughter quite outgoing. This is when I felt the first bit of competition creeping in and the sense that my friend enjoyed being the one who was the “professional,” the one who gave the advice; the one “on top.” 

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The Costume Ball

by Dan Joseph                  

Imagine that you are invited to a masquerade ball. You spend weeks choosing a costume for the event. Should you dress up as royalty? As a villain? As someone famous? As an angel?

You eventually settle on a costume, and go to the ball. There you find hundreds of other people, dressed in the widest variety of outfits. The party is all in good fun, and you play through the night in your chosen role.

Then, around midnight, a strange thing happens. Everyone in the costume ball suddenly falls asleep. When they awake, their memories have vanished. Where am I? everyone asks. And silently, they wonder: Who am I?

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Loving Life is Loving God!

by Meredith Young-Sowers, D.Div.

Even a flea loves life and wants it to continue. Existence is precious to everything that breathes. Being aware that you exist is what separates you from all but the higher level primates like chimpanzees and gorillas. Being aware of your existence means you realize you have choices in your beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors—in short—in the nature of your true character.

Rather than reacting to every passing impulse as if it were an emergency, take a breath and come back inside to your true “knowing,” which alerts you to the presence of your own full consciousness available to you in this moment...

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Enlighten Up   --    Humor

American Tourist

A Bedouin wandering in the Sahara happened upon an American dressed in a bathing suit, flip-flops, a big, over-sized t-shirt and sunglasses....


Once upon a time, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the Archangel, found him resting on the seventh day....

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Take your time with this test and you will be amazed. I did this last year when this came around and a spiritual wish I made did happen - in fact all year long. Just 4 questions and the answers will surprise you.

Be honest and do not cheat by looking up the answers. The mind is like a parachute; it works best when it is opened. This is fun to do, but you have to follow the instructions very closely.

(Take the Test)



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