I purchased the book The Traveler by Daren Simkin, some time ago, while looking for some books for my kids. In the story, a guy named Charlie was afraid of losing his time so he packed it away to try and save it. He didn't realize that by trying to save his time, time continued… Continue reading Time
When I was young, I used to love picking the white feathery stem of the dandelion. I would close my eyes, make a wish as I blew off the feathers. As an adult, I learned that my childish wishes caused more weeds to spread, grow and take over other lawns. When we think of weeds,… Continue reading Grow like weeds
I had a moment last week when I felt invisible. It took me back to when I was younger, and I wondered why I didn't have many friends. I always thought something was wrong with me. I occasionally still go through the motions of feeling sorry for myself, asking myself what it is about me… Continue reading Regret, not.
Stop. Right. There. If you can, step in front of a mirror, take a look at yourself. A GOOD look at yourself. What do you see? Most people would see this flaw and that flaw. But we are more than our flaws. I have always criticized myself for what I perceived were my weaknesses. This… Continue reading See yourself with new eyes
Why not call life a practice? The mastery of life is something many people try to achieve. Some people think that if they do things in a certain way or order, that life will eventually become easier for them. That is normally not the case. Life is hard and with every new situation, comes new… Continue reading The practice of life.
My sisters and I were able to give my father the gift of his ancestral beginnings this year. I gave him a DNA test, through http://www.africanancestry.com, that determined which African country his paternal DNA is from and solved the mystery of where a portion of my family was taken from during the slave trade. As… Continue reading This Christmas,