Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on October 28, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Each day we face pressures to get things done, or get things right. We strive to keep up or keep our head above water. Life keeps coming at us, and we always seem to survive. Sometimes we thrive.
We keep stepping forward, and we do so because we see the possibility in every day. Sometimes it is not clear, but we hope.
We persevere.
We know that if we can make it through the day, then we can make it through tomorrow.
Do your best today.
Do better tomorrow.

10/28/2019                                       j.g.l.

Virtues To Be Admired
Posted on October 27, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

We should know kindness, and compassion, and integrity are not weaknesses, but superpowers; virtues to be admired and respected in our fellow beings.
When did that change? We shouldn’t have to be reminded.
When did all this tough talk, self-important bravado, and negative babble we hear so much of become so obvious in this society?
When did we lose respect for our fellow beings?
When will this change?

10/27/2019                              j.g.l.

I Am Change
Posted on October 26, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

We are what we are. Formed by where we have come from, influenced by many people along our path, we are the way we are because of cumulative life events.
It all adds up, but is not the sum of our self.
The seasons and the years of our past remind us, often, of where we have been, but that is not it. We are more than our troubles, greater than our achievements and failures, and more significant than we realize.
We need to shift our thinking from what has happened to what can happen.
Look ahead.
Keep changing.
Put the distance between what you were so you can go the distance and see what you can be.