Like many of you, I held my children extra close this weekend. Adults and children alike, none of us can make sense of what happened on Friday. We discussed. We prayed. We focused on being together. Before bed, my boys asked if I would tell them stories of when they were younger. This one came to mind: Swooshed Away Two years ago, exactly three days before school let out for Christmas break, I received a call from school. On the other end of the line, all I heard was sobbing. The sobbing was so gut-wrenching, I couldn’t even tell which Continue reading >>
I imagine we’re all familiar with the 1994 film Forrest Gump. Forrest, the main character, has been described as leading a serendipitous life. At each turn it appears that Life, with all its twists and turns, is smiling down on him. He managed to meet not one, not two, but three US presidents: JFK, LBJ, and Richard Nixon. He was constantly in the right place at the right time – even when it appeared he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Like when he served and fought in Vietnam, and was later awarded the Medal of Honor. Continue reading >>
Lift Yourself Higher So You Can See Further Is what you seek not right in front of you? Does it seem entirely out of your reach? Maybe your stance is such that it makes it difficult to see. Perhaps immediately after you walk around the corner, there it is. Or by climbing one more mountain, it awaits you there. Or. Maybe. In order to find what you seek, you must realize there is no seeking. I know, I know — you’ve heard it all before. But seriously, stop for a moment and do more than read the words set Continue reading >>
Continued from Monday’s post, If you live your life with the understanding of What Is, There Is No Waiting…. I hope today’s Friday-Short is a nice reinforcer of Monday’s post, as well as the start to a beautiful weekend! In order to focus on my book, I’ve decreased the number of weekly TLT posts by one. Please subscribe above, that way you won’t miss a beat!
Sticking with inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert (Monday’s post: Selfish, Selfish, Selfish!), today I’m throwing Richard from Texas into the mix. Those who read Eat, Pray, Love immediately know the character who’s referred to as ‘Richard from Texas.‘ If you haven’t read the book, picture Total Zen Dude meets Southern Gentleman, Texan accent and everything. Without giving anything away, I think it’s safe to say that anyone who’s heard of the book knows it’s about Gilbert’s journey to herself. The book is broken into thirds and it’s at her second destination that she meets Richard at an ashram in India. Classic Continue reading >>