“Don’t spend your precious time asking 'Why isn’t the world a better place?' It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?' To that there is an answer.” ~Leo Buscaglia I just got back from New York City, where I spent a lovely long weekend with my … Continue reading Simple Acts of Resistance: My Walk on the High Line
Anger is like gasoline. If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, you’ve got an inferno. [But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward. ~Scilia Elworthy Over the past day or so, we learned that reporters were able to find corroborating witnesses for some of the … Continue reading Anger, Reprised
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. ~Booker T. Washington The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up. ~Mark Twain You've seen the videos. A person panhandling on the street sees someone drop a wallet, and runs after them to return it. The … Continue reading When it’s all too much … Give.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~Soren Kierkegaard You can't really move forward until you look back. ~Cornel West I like looking backwards sometimes. Because when you're looking at your feet, or at the road ahead, you lose sight of how much ground you've covered. When you intentionally look … Continue reading Backwards and Forwards
The nation is divided - half patriots and half traitors, and no man can tell which from which. ~Mark Twain On our drive to school, my son and I sometimes listen to podcasts. And we recently re-discovered an old favorite, called Stories Podcast. It's chock full of original, entertaining stories - with some fables and … Continue reading The Moringa Grove: Don’t Feed The Vultures
Our doubts are traitors, and make use lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~William Shakespeare Always do what you are afraid to do. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Last week was the first week of school. We spent the week like most families - absolutely frantic with meetings and school supply sales … Continue reading The simple power of raising your hand
Once you choose hope, anything is possible. ~Christopher Reeve I dwell in possibility. ~Emily Dickenson Listen to the must’nts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’t, the impossible, the won’t. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~Shel Silverstein. August is upon … Continue reading Shake a Little Secret Sauce on Your Week: Hope, Reprised