There is hope after…

There is hope after…

I want everyone to know that there is hope. I remember when I felt hopeless. When things felt like too much, and I felt like too little. I remember when my brother came to stay with me one night when I didn’t want to be alone, because I had lost hope. I remember when...
Have fun with it or forget about it

Have fun with it or forget about it

I wrote a few years ago about – in my view – the importance of having fun. Of intentionally choosing to have fun. I’m writing about it again. In My Humble Opinion, fun is underrated. Fun is undervalued. And fun is underused. And In My Humble Opinion, it often comes...
Beauty is all around you. Don’t miss it.

Beauty is all around you. Don’t miss it.

Yoga class this morning, and this was the instructor’s instruction to us. It’s something I know. Something (I think) I practice. And something I can stand to be reminded of again and again and again. And again. There is so much pain and suffering in the world. There...
Joy is my highest purpose

Joy is my highest purpose

In my Positive Psychology certification course, we had to name our life’s purpose. It is clear to me – very clear to me – that my purpose is to love. To love others. To love myself. To spread and share and rejoice in more and more love in this world. I firmly believe...
My heart is breaking…

My heart is breaking…

I just dropped someone I love dearly off at the airport. You would think I’d be used to it by now, but each time my heart cracks and weeps a little bit. But don’t get me wrong. It also sings with joy. It sings, perhaps off-key, because the person I love is off to a...
I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams

I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams

If I were to be honest, I never knew a life like mine existed. I’m still trying to grasp it. I don’t think I could even imagine the love and ease I have now. I don’t think it was part of my vocabulary, or my understanding of the world. I was just talking the other day...