Unlike the spider, we are both blessed and cursed with a choice about the meaning we make of our life. We – you, I – have a choice, today, right now. We can lament our lot in life, or we can take it for granted. We can lord our bounty over others, or we can share it, recognizing that our riches are just as fleeting as the spider’s web.
The older I get, the more medicines I am prescribed. These are mine. They make me feel old. Well, not just them. Them and a heart that seems determined sometimes to beat to its own drummer. Them and a left knee that has decided on my behalf that I should stop running for exercise. Them and a right knee […]
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I am terrified of heights. More precisely, I am deathly afraid of falling from a high place. Getting up on the roof is pretty easy and I like the view. Getting on the ladder to come down, on the other hand, has been known to freeze me in place for many minutes of terror, indecision, […]
This morning on a friend’s Facebook page I saw posted a set of 11 rules of life, attributed to Bill Gates. I’d seen it before, but this time it caught my eye and I read them. I was amused at first, and then began to wonder if what made it appealing is Baby Boomer (read: […]
This week’s life lesson: pay attention to fortune cookies. The non-tongue-in-cheek version is: pay attention to the little things, because you never know where, or when, you’ll hear the message, or meet the person, or experience a moment, that will change your direction or inspire you to greatness. This week’s moment for me came Thursday […]
Shame holds us back from jumping into the arena to seek what we want more than anything, and yet if we give in to shame we find ourselves confronted with the only thing that’s worse: regret. So here is the lesson of this week: the only way to succeed is to risk failure, and the only way to fail is to avoid risk. What do you want enough that you are willing to risk it all?