There are times when getting from here to there is no easy matter; when the route is unclear and obstacles seem insurmountable. There’s an old saying: “The only difference between a stepping stone and a stumbling block is how we use them.” Will you walk in between the stones with a mind to missing them, or walk on top of the stones with a … Continue reading Stepping Stones or Stumbling Blocks?
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” ~ Joseph Campbell I never knew how to be the answer to life’s big questions until I met a guy named Tom… I met Tom at a meeting when I took the job of coffee maker. … Continue reading Just an Average Joe
I’m kind of blown away by how complicated life has gotten! My heart sometimes aches for simpler time before technology, social media and a world filled with too many choices. Watching TV requires multiple gadgets, memberships require multiple passwords, and billing statements have multiple pages. Public restrooms require multiple numbers to open doors. With social media, my business has suddenly become everyone’s business. who … Continue reading Sweet Simplicity
These times when my family is experiencing a rite of passage I’m reminded of my friend Kieran’s unforgettable time on Mt. Kenya. I wrote about it in an earlier post. It tells a remarkable story of survival and how letting go is sometimes the only way we can save our life. Rites of passage in life can be a bit like crossing the monkey bars. … Continue reading Remembering Kieran on Mt. Kenya
In Turbulent Times — “Adapt yourself to change as the willow tree adapts itself to the weather. When the harsh winds of circumstance sweep across the landscape of your life, bow gracefully, bend gently, adapt graciously. You are wise to study well the ways of the willow. In the face of change, in the throes of adversity, in the midst of conflict and crisis, the … Continue reading Do You Bend Like the Willow?