Dear God, Don’t get mad, but I don’t think you’re funny.

You ever have one of those days when you know God must be joking? I can picture Him now … sitting up there on a cloud having tea with St. Christopher … He’s probably choked on His English Breakfast a few times from all the laughing he’s been doing. Don’t get me wrong here—I’m glad,…

Why you should heed what Mufasa said …

Mufasa: Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. Simba: But, Dad, don’t we eat the antelope?

Have you ever stopped believing in someone? In you? In goodness?

When is too much TOO much? When do human beings stop? When do we stop being someone else’s everything? Be it a friend, a mother, a spouse, a mentor, a companion in this crazy world — when does the last straw become the last straw? When do we stop believing in ourselves, in someone else?? 

Does God care how I address Him?

I tried to pray today. But it seems I’ve forgotten how. When I was a little girl, right after my mother turned my bed back and I brushed my teeth and changed into my princess nightgown, I used to crouch on my knees, hands clasped together, head bent, eyes closed and repeat the words to…

Rainbows and unicorns are everywhere –

I try not to think about bad things. Because It serves no purpose — accept maybe to antagonize me. There have been moments, days, even weeks where I have been consumed by bad thoughts … when I have internalized the worst possible scenario … When a plane crashes, my mind pictures people that I love on…

Face it, then let it go …

Once, there were two monks – one old, one young – standing on a river bank … The monks watched as the water began to rise. “We need to pass soon,” said the older monk. Nodding, the youngest agreed and the two stepped lightly into the cold wetness. A distraught elderly woman appeared. “I cannot…

Finding empathy for the difficult ones, as did Nelson Mandela

“It never hurts to think too highly of a person; often they become ennobled and act better because of it.” ~ Nelson Mandela  It goes without saying that it is easy — or much easier — to have positive thoughts for people whom you already think highly of. For people that you love. People that you hold…

If Only I Had a Heart …

A few years ago, a gentleman I knew died because a metal pipe struck him in the head. He had been helping his son build a batting cage and his SUV was still loaded with unrestrained “parts” in the back. During his drive to work Monday he slid off the road, hit a tree, and…