What was good about being a Moonie?

What was good about being a Moonie?

Every September 18th I think about it. Posters plastered all over New York City, with Father’s face and the words, “September 18th Could Be Your Re-Birthday.” We had just joined the Church that summer, Father was speaking at Madison Square Garden on September 18th,...
I’m aiming for an A-

I’m aiming for an A-

I was having a discussion with someone recently about how hard we all try (well, okay, about how hard I try). At everything. Really, at everything. Even though I think I’ve stopped trying that hard. They recommended I aim for an A-, instead of an A. “Instead of an A,”...
What a difference a day makes

What a difference a day makes

The other day a dear friend posted on her Facebook page, “What a difference a day makes.” I liked the post and sat with the thought. She posted it on a day that was a bit tough for me, a day that I was actively reaching for ways to feel okay and better and stronger. A...
It feels good to feel good

It feels good to feel good

I guess that thought might seem a bit pithy – “it feels good to feel good.” But it’s also true. It feels so good to feel good. And I sometimes forget to notice and remember that. What a loss. I’ve heard that what is great about the contrast in our lives – the tougher...
They say it’s your birthday

They say it’s your birthday

I’ll come clean. It’s my birthday. And a “milestone birthday” as they say. The big 5-0. How ever did that happen? I planned to celebrate. To celebrate big. To spend time with family and friends and carve out special events and joyful moments. I expected to make sure I...