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A question of character

It all comes down to a question of character. There is always the obstacle. There is always the fall. There is always a failure somewhere along the journey. But then even in moments of success and clarity when the hurdle is overcome, it is a question of character. The honorable, decent, gracious manner and style […]

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Giving each other a break

We have reached the point where we have to stop blaming, stop excusing, stop pointing fingers and give each other a break. This past week a friend suddenly passed away. A good decent smart caring person. But time does not stand still even for the good ones. It flies by and then you consider the […]

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Legacy and meaning

What is our legacy. What is our meaning. To some extent it is told long after we are gone. We live our life. As we live it we write our meaning. Each day our actions create our legacy. Why does it matter? I guess the issue is what do we do with our time. Is […]

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Different

He looked at me and said he just saw things differently than others did. I asked him how. He said he just did. He said he saw a bigger picture. He saw a larger story. He saw the beauty in the ordinary. He said he even “felt” time. I inquired as to “felt” meaning what. […]

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The destination

The journey. The destination. They are one and the same. How you live your life each day, how you treat people, the choices you make, the people you help, the kindnesses you share, the smiles you bring to others, the passion with which you experience life…it all is part of the journey, which is the […]

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The horizon

You have this choice. Being blinded by some obstacle and not being able to see anything else or seeking out the horizon. Seeing past the challenge and difficulty and realizing that the sun will set and will then rise again on a new day. A new beginning. A new possibility. A new chance. When darkness […]

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The bank account

It is a simple concept. It is so basic that it doesn’t even register. The bank account. We all have one or more of them. You make deposits. You make withdrawals. You check the balance. You measure what you have. Enough for a rainy day? Enough to buy that special gift? But what if it […]

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Only if….

Only if. Those words are heard so often as time winds down. Only if …is usually followed by… I had done… Or hadn’t done… Or wasn’t so afraid to try…or said what had to be said…or let the nonsense slide away…or…well you get the drift. Only if are usually words of regret. So how about […]

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Hour of the Wolf

Time has always fascinated me. It is so precious and yet so many put it in the back seat as they focus on less important things. Yet, time is the one asset that can never be duplicated or replaced. Each moment could be the last with that special person. The last hug. The last kiss. […]

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A safe harbor

There are times when the winds of change are howling or life is just tossing you unwanted situations to deal with. Let me suggest that in life there are times when you might feel adrift. Lost. Untethered. Create your own safety secure harbor. Create the safe place that you can go to in order to […]

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