Mindfulness

I found myself paying closer attention today to the things around me.  I think this is commonly referred to as mindfulness, even though there seems to be a bit of a spiritual misunderstanding that mindfulness is solely about feeling relaxed and peaceful.  Mindfulness...

Honesty

Needless to say, it is a challenge to live in a world where some people are honest and others dishonest.  I sometimes wonder if it might be easier if everyone either lied or told the truth.  For example, if the world were full of dishonest monsters, you wouldn’t have...

Vacation Moments

I try to have one moment each day that feels like a vacation.  That is my new vacation strategy.  My old vacation strategy was to look forward to a planned trip, but my strategy has changed as the world has changed. I missed taking a real vacation this summer, but I...

Politics

My dad was heavily involved in politics when I was growing up.  He used to sit in front of the TV and curse Johnson and Nixon for our military involvement in Vietnam.  He would make me sit with him and be a witness to the atrocities of the Vietnam War.  I didn’t like...

Forgiveness

I am trying to forgive the person who stole our Black Lives Matter sign from our front yard.  I would have an easier time forgiving him if I knew he needed the sign and couldn’t afford to buy one of his own.  I am assuming the person who stole the sign is a white male...