Ap-pre-ci-ate

Nathaniel felt like a failure. Everything in his life had fallen apart since he flunked out of college. The stress was too much to handle. The end of his relationship with his girlfriend, spiraling grades and students loans stacking as high as the bank building downtown. It started one morning when he woke up aloneContinue reading “Ap-pre-ci-ate”

My sister is a nurse

Understanding this story is quite simple, but you would need to have a sister who was a nurse, know a nurse or work with a nurse to fully get this experience. It appears to have all started in 1968 when I became her science project. I was searching though a box of pictures of myContinue reading “My sister is a nurse”

Silent tears

Our life plan is puzzling.  It is hard to understand why certain things happen the way they do in our lives. We can give up so much, open up our heart and soul. United, we may nurture something with great commitment and give of ourselves in the most genuine, unconditional organic way possible and itContinue reading “Silent tears”

All in the family

As I was flipping through the channels the other night I stopped on the ME TV channel. Memorable Entertainment TV. I got to thinking what was so great about the programming of the times. Yes, the programs were wholesome, funny and simple. They were not very sophisticated and typically had an elementary lesson to teachContinue reading “All in the family”

George-the-Chicken

This past weekend my brother-in-law came over to help me cut down a 50-year-old fallen pine tree in my front yard. I am so appreciative of his skill, brawn and the young adults that helped me remove the tree. As he pulled up in his pick up truck, out he came with a container ofContinue reading “George-the-Chicken”

Mindful

What makes us aware? Is it something we see or hear? Does a certain feeling make us mindful about what is happening in our life. Is it a punch in the arm, a red brick or the wind knocked out of us that will make us more aware of our place life. My guess isContinue reading “Mindful”

Red banana seat

I was in the line at the grocery store today and a little blonde boy was standing in line with his mother. He was chatting away and his mother said, “Lucas what do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas this year?” He smiled from ear to ear and yelled up to his mom,Continue reading “Red banana seat”