Humility is one of those words that has great depth in its meaning. I remember having a conversation once with someone who had just presented a very inspiring talk. I said to him somthing like, ‘that was really wonderful, you certainly have a gift’ and he replied, ‘yes, I do, thank you’. I remember thinking … Continue reading Humility
I have always loved this ancient Chinese Proverb, “A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses“. Isn’t that beautiful? When we choose to bring a little ‘sunshine’ to the lives of others, we ourselves are bathed in light. Unfortunately, I suppose that the opposite is true as well, don’t you think? So today, … Continue reading Fragrance
How many times do I wake up during the night and begin to feel crushed under the problems and possibilities in my life? Everything seems to be intensified and magnified in the darkest hours of the night. All of the ‘what ifs’ and the ‘I can’t do its’ and the ‘what will happens’ rise to … Continue reading The weight of the night
Do you suppose that there is a difference between being weary and tired? I know that sometimes these words are interchangable, but as I think about it, I see a distinction. At the end of a busy day, I am tired. My mind and my body both crave rest. I may feel physically drained and … Continue reading Are you weary or tired?
Aren’t vending machines convenient? Who hasn’t enjoyed a candy bar or a bag of chips on the run. And, who would have thought that drinking fountains would give way to bottled water sold in a vending machine? Instant gratification – coins, oops – dollars in – product out. Convenient, accessible, fast! They certainly serve their … Continue reading Vending Machines
Did you ever wonder why you have to be so careful when choosing your words and it doesn’t seem as though anyone else is? How many times have we thought to ourselves, ‘boy, how I would like to say what I am really thinking’, but we seem to be so careful and compassionate, considering other … Continue reading Did he really say that to me?
A while back I made the transition from a toothbrush to an electric model. I had read that it is more effective at cleaning your teeth while not wearing down the gums. So, I purchased one and while I admit I sometimes revert back to the old-fashioned way of brushing my teeth, it does have … Continue reading Lessons learned from an electric toothbrush