We all tend to think of ourselves as the star character in our own personal story. But how often do we think about all the other stories that are being told? With over 7 billion people on the planet, each of them telling their own story, that is a lot of stories that you and I will never get to hear.
What is there to say when the world seems to be falling apart? Most people who go on social media already have their minds made up. They go to argue their point; to point out why everyone else is wrong and to decry the injustice of it all. I want to make magic with my words. I want to touch the heart of the world and, if only for a moment, make it see past the anger, the division and hatred and violence, and show it what it could be. What is possible.
Have you ever noticed? Every time there is an “event” we sit on our phones or computers hitting “refresh” anxious to see the latest pictures, read the latest updates, hear the most recent “takes” on the situation by whatever talking head, pundit or agitator is out there spouting off about it. It is as if... Continue Reading →
Dearest Tuesday, I have seen so many of your brothers and sisters come and go. Some I’ve loved, and some I’ve hated. Some have sped by so fast I got whiplash. Others dragged their feet so slowly I wanted to kick them for being so boring. All of them have the reputation of actually being... Continue Reading →
I do not read because I enjoy a particular genre. I read to be awed by an awesomely told story, or to learn new information on a topic that intrigues me. I read for the pure joy of it.
Why do we insist on keeping ourselves so busy that we never seem to have time for anything that truly rests or refreshes us? When did we forget what it is like to simply take time for ourselves to rest and recharge our batteries? Why is self-care so rarely on our list of priorities?
What does it mean to be a "real writer?" Is being a real writer something you were born with, or is it something that you become?
We live in a messed up world. No, let me rephrase that, we live in a messed up society. No, let me be even more specific. We are messed up because we live in a consumer society which throws the natural balance so out of true that we actually think that this is the way... Continue Reading →
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”
This, my friends, is called “the duck test” and it is one of the biggest pieces of crap advice in existence.
Have you seen them? Have you seen the soulless ones that go about their daily routines with focused footsteps and empty eyes? For all that they walk and talk and eat and sleep and take their young to little league games, they are, for all intents and purposes, nothing more than functional zombies. Reverse zombies... Continue Reading →
“Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” -Benjamin Franklin It was the damndest thing. I was at the mall, eeling my way through a school of teenagers when I heard a snatch of conversation between two boys that stopped me dead in the water: “Dude, she’s like 40 years old! That’s like... Continue Reading →
Have you ever had a moment of such incredible happiness that you found yourself wondering “what did I do to deserve this?” I have. And that one question my friends, is a clear cut example of what a twisted culture we live in. You see, happiness is not something that you deserve. It is not... Continue Reading →
"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." ~Alexander Graham Bell My heart was broken long ago. The details don't matter. What matters is that instead of admitting that my heart was... Continue Reading →
“All Beginnings are hard. . . . Especially a beginning that you make for yourself. That's the hardest beginning of all.” ~Chiam Potok It is not unusual at this time of the year to see dozens of posts touting an individual’s New Year’s Resolutions; posts about losing weight, finding love, getting their dream job. ... Continue Reading →
"It doesn't matter how bad things get. It doesn't matter how dark the clouds are. You have to believe, deep in your heart, that the sun is still shining, even if, right now, you can't feel anything except the continual downpour." ~ SSHenry There are times in each of our lives; moments, days, months even;... Continue Reading →
“Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Does purposefully surrounding yourself with people who will lift you higher; people who encourage you and strengthen you sound like a selfish thing to do? Can you imagine the alternative? No, most of us don’t have to imagine the... Continue Reading →
You know, the first thing that popped into my head when I saw today’s date on my calendar was that maybe the Mayan’s got it wrong. You know, maybe whoever was creating that great count calendar had a case of dyslexia and wrote down 12/21/12 instead of 12/12/12. Hey, stranger things have happened! Translation... Continue Reading →
I don’t know about you, but this time of the year can be stressful for anyone who celebrates the season. In fact, there are days when I feel that Ebenezer Scrooge had it right before the spirits ever got a hold of him, particularly the part where he tells the gentlemen collecting for the... Continue Reading →
“I can only Love. That is all I can do. That is all I can be because that is what I am. I AM Love. I am what encompasses you; moves through you and allows you to be everything and experience everything that makes you who and what you are; everything. No exceptions. It’s all... Continue Reading →
Do you remember when you were a teenager; when there was a guy (or girl) that you really liked and who you wanted to notice you. Do you remember how you reacted? Do you remember what you did? Do you remember finding out everything you could about them and then getting interested in it yourself?... Continue Reading →