Cheerleading for Personal Growth: No Thanks Required!
Recently, I had the lovely surprise of hearing from students I taught some forty years ago. Yes, forty. They were in high school then, filled with humor and love and … Continue reading
Looking from the Inside of Your Eyeballs
Did you ever wonder what other people see when they look at you? The only way you’ve ever seen yourself is in the two-dimensions of a mirror. Yet everyone around … Continue reading
Can You See I’m Grateful?
The single American holiday dedicated solely to being thankful is over. For most of us, nothing is left but the turkey no one wanted and maybe a stained tablecloth. The … Continue reading
Our dog died. Our pipes are leaking. Mice chewed the windshield washer tubes on my car. Sam’s Club told us we had a problem with our bank account, but the … Continue reading
The Magic of Fireflies–the Shining People in Our Lives
When the summer night is soft and black and a soundtrack of crickets runs in the background, some backyards are blessed with fireflies. They glimmer like tiny sprites or flashes of … Continue reading
No year is ever entirely horrible. In 2013 some great people were born. People extended kindnesses to strangers. Heroes emerged. My daughter and I found a way to reach out … Continue reading
“You can do it!”
Have you ever felt starved for encouragement–hungry for even a solitary kind word to gnaw on? How important is encouragement? Recently, I watched the documentary CASTING BY (by Tom Donahue), … Continue reading →