Do Not Lose Heart

“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world which is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world,...

A Reminder from Oprah

This excerpt came from Oprah Winfrey’s speech to the graduates of 2020. I thought it might speak to you today. It was something I sure needed to hear…. “ I wish I could tell you I know the path forward. I don’t. There is so much uncertainty. In truth, there always has...

On A Sense of Humor by Thomas Penn

WISDOM: If you could choose one good characteristic that would get you through life’s many struggles, choose a good sense of humor, so long as you understand that everything life throws at you isn’t a joking matter. You can’t see a rainbow without...

Perfect Happiness

Recently, one of my children asked me what my idea of perfect happiness was. Although this was a perfectly good question, I was unable to answer her. I’m not sure there can be perfect happiness if you’re a human who is still alive. Life is wonderful,...

The Garden

We plant not in light, but in dark soil, with no assurance of success. We plant anyway–tomatoes or a kind word–hopeful for the fruit it might bear. Gardening, like life, is an act of faith. Today, may we pause to notice what calls to us, and act upon it...