Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Thought on Friendship

o Alice Bailey and Lessons on Friendship Mom and dad were social people and our home was a focal point of all sorts of gatherings and get-togethers.  These were the days of no locked doors, where everyone shared one long back yard.  Every neighbor was a teacher and parenting was a pooled activity.  It was a world where children were NOT the center of attention and very often NOT … Continue reading A Thought on Friendship »

Soul Sickness and Soul Healing (Marsha)

Today’s post comes from my wife, Marsha.  If you would like to submit a post for Just A Thought, please contact Marsha, editor of this site, at In the quirky 1990 romantic comedy, “Joe Versus the Volcano,” one of Meg Ryan’s characters tells Joe (played by Tom Hanks), “My sister is soul sick.”  Actually, everyone in this movie is soul sick, and the plot, of course, … Continue reading Soul Sickness and Soul Healing (Marsha) »

The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie Every now and again I like to return to a early post and I remind myself of the the power of gratitude where I answer the question, once … Continue reading The Power of Gratitude »

It Only Takes One

As a young kid I remember never feeling comfortable in my own skin. I always felt: My hair wasn’t straight enough, My clothes weren’t good enough, My dad drove an old car, I never had any money, We didn’t live in a big house, I always felt like the young guy on my block. Now if this weren’t enough, I never felt particularly Smart Pious … Continue reading It Only Takes One »

The Broken Souls Club

How many of us were OUTSIDERS growing up? Just a little different Not an in-crowder Nobody’s BFF The price for admission into an “in crowd” is often tragically steep. I remember in my own neighborhood how the initiation rites to the “Lorentz Place Lynx” required a climbing feat that was positively terrifying.  There were two bridges that bordered our dead end street, the bridges spanning deep … Continue reading The Broken Souls Club »