We don't want toys. We want to play. We don't want books. We want to read. We don't want games. We want to spend time with each other. The best gifts are a promise of a happy life--together--with love.
Breathe. Breathe. Time moves forward, linearly progressing. After one breath, there comes another. Your heart beats. After one beat comes another. And another, always moving. And your thoughts move as well, one after the other. Notice your thoughts. While they may seem to jump around in distraction, they are always linear, one after the other… Continue reading A meditation
Baby. Incredibly fast learning and growing. Toddler and preschool. Discovery that there is a physical world. Elementary. Discovery of self in that world. Middle school. Loss of self as the world gets bigger and more metaphysical. High school. Rebuilding self in expanding circle. Young adult. Connecting with the world as it really is. Adult. Parent.… Continue reading Stages of life
Having less often means that you are more grateful. Isn't that silly? I just heard Brene Brown talk about how when we are really happy and things are going really well, we usually are expecting something horrible to happen. We don't let ourselves feel joy. We don't let ourselves be truly grateful for the absolutely… Continue reading Gratitude, Fear, and Perspective
Children are not problems to solve, but people with problems. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content (Phillipians 4:11). You can live with your emotions no matter how intense; what you can't do is live without them. When you want to… Continue reading One-liners to think about
Have you ever noticed how much you really have? Someone always has more, but someone also has less. Thoughts often crowd your mind--new clothes, more space, better car, bigger bank account, more, bigger, better--you forget what's already there. There are so many different ways to travel: barefoot, sandals, bike, used car, airplane. There are so… Continue reading rich and poor