Second Chances . . . do we learn from them or continue to get burned by them?

Choice is ours . . .


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The Happy Buddha (Chinese saint called Ho Tai)
Is known for bringing happiness and prosperity.
Laughing Buddha usually carries a bag full of gifts.
Laughing Buddha is the symbol for abundance and prosperity.
It is given as a gift to bring good fortune to households.







Just for Today . . .



I-Love-BostonBoston – it’s been an indescribable week. There’s no getting around that fact. The events that unfolded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013 were the beginning of a week of horror.

There’s no need to “recap” the events. I don’t think there’s a place on the planet that didn’t become aware of the going ons. Yes, indeed, the Boston Marathon Bombings had a “ripple” effect across the planet. It was a horrible ripple that actually built and built and built like a Tsunami wave – a Tsunami wave of humanity.

But let’s “recap” the effects:

  • The Boston Marathon Bombings sent a shock wave across a City, a State and the World
  • Runners and bystanders reached out immediately to assist injured victims
  • Businesses opened up their doors to take stranded, injured and terrified runners and visitors in
  • People opened up their homes to take stranded, injured and terrified runners and visitors in
  • Two Emerson college students created the “Boston Strong” logo and tee-shirt out of a need to feel as though they were doing something to help – a sincere gesture which has gone on to raise millions of dollars which the victims of the bombing will receive.
  • Support, prayers and donations came in in a variety of different ways
  • Prejudice was put down as man instantly became one entity realizing they needed each other to get through this

All in all, this horrific event brought to the forefront the magnitude of what can be accomplished when we join in and support each other, love each other and are simply there for each other in whatever way we can be, big or small. It all matters as was evidenced in this past week in Boston and around the world.

So let’s take one very strong lesson from this horrific tragedy.

Don’t let it end …

This song is one of my all time favorite songs ever. It is sure to send chills down your spine. It sums it up eloquently. Listen, heed and share!



P.S. Normally, the writer-researcher in me would have “linked” above to all the accounts mentioned. But that’s not what this article was about. The only thing I seek to do here is to share the “Power of Love” and how not letting it end is the answer!



I realize that the feast of Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated everywhere in the world today. But here in the USA today is indeed a very significant day. People travel near and far to go home to be with loved ones, to be together, to be grateful for all they have ( and to watch lots of football )! In fact in the U.S. the Thanksgiving holiday is a more traveled holiday than Christmas. It is the biggest travel day of the year.

As I personally prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, I’d like to take a moment to give thanks to ALL OF YOU. Yes, you, dear reader of this post.

You see, I started this blog from an idea I had many, many years ago and also to learn WordPress software. You can read the story behind Brain Brew Blog if you wish but that’s not what really matters.

What matters is the fact that what was truly a passion of mine has brought readers, subscribers and joy to me and inspiration to you.

And I want to let each and every one of you know how grateful I am for your readership, for your subscribing to my blog, for your sharing of my blog, tweeting, reposting, pinning, etc.

I have readers all over the world that enjoy Brain Brew Blog and that inspires me as much as my blog has inspired you. So wherever you are today, whatever you’re doing, I would like to celebrate this holiday with you by just saying . . ..

  have a wonderful day




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