You Are A Blessing: Part 2

The thing about being a blessing is noticing that everyone and everything else is too. You realize there is nothing special about being a blessing, and yet, everything is special about being a blessing. When you look at everything and everyone, including yourself, as...

You Are A Blessing: Part 1

Nearly everyone says or feels it when gazing upon a new born; What a blessing! Immediately thereafter human education begins and depending on your luck of the draw, karma, fate, whatever you either learn to respect, honor, and make the most of the blessing or you end...

Saying Grace

I am sometimes asked to offer a blessing on food. The request is well meant, but ill educated. It is redundant. The food, the people gathered, the earth, sun, and rain that made the food are the blessings. Grace serves the purpose of recognizing the blessings of the...

Overly Controlling

She slammed both her fist on the table; “How do I fix my relationship!” Me, amused, “Are you going to do this all by yourself.” Without hesitation, “Yes!” “What’s the point?”, her face twisted with confusion....

The Sky Was Full Of Angels

Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2011. A standing outside enjoying the cool evening air she looks up at the starry sky. Startled she blinks to clear her mind, but when she opens her eyes she continues to see a sky full of angels. Confused? Why? The next morning the earthquake...

How I Quit Smoking

“You must unlearn what you have learned.” -Yoda Learn a New Behavior As much as I love Yoda the only way to unlearn is brain damage. And even that’s not a guaranteed fix. Not something I would recommend anyway. New behaviors are gained by forming new...

The Hug

The little spruce, reminiscent of the one in A Charlie Brown Christmas, was decorated to the hilt. It’s bare and brawny branches held strong to the weight of bulbs, lights, and tinsel as it sparkled in the cold. I’d walk pass it daily and it would help me...