Being a Positive Change

Don’t break a bird’s wings and then tell it to fly.
Don’t break a heart and then tell it to love.
Don’t break a soul and then tell it to be happy.
Don’t see the worst in a person and expect them to see the best in you.
Don’t judge people and expect them to stand by your side.
Don’t play with fire and expect to stay perfectly safe.
Life is about giving and taking.
You cannot expect to give bad and receive good.
You cannot expect to give good and receive bad.
You cannot expect to give hate and receive love.
So if you’re willing to see positive change in your life, you must be willing to be that change itself. — Najwa Zebian


I thought this was so perfect. As a therapist, I sit and listen to the stories of the broken parts and hearts of an individual’s life. I am like a midwife who waits and receives. At first, I hold that which is received. And then, with the one whom I companion, I help craft a mosaic, a beautiful piece of art from bits of broken pieces. At first glance, it might not appear beautiful, but with sunlight the pieces shine, and glow, and transform the broken ordinary into a glimmering shinning extraordinary.

Charlie Cavalconte, M.Div., LADC
Therapist, Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Ritualist and Consultants
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“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

We saw this quote in a nurse’s office on one of the cardiac floors of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

So many of us are familiar with: “…Accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”. This quote “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar”, is helped with an understanding of the etymology of the word Courage. Courage, from the French, is: Strong Heart.  Courage is a heart based in love, allowing us to let go of the familiar, to grow, to be stretched, to be resilient, to be here now, to stand side by side in the face of adversity, to be empowered, to accept what is, to be, to trust, and to Love.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte