Presence, Joy, & Regret

Be grateful for the moments of joy you experience with those you love, no matter how brief they may be, because someday they will be but a memory.  Neither time nor joy are promised to us. How much we experience of each in this life is largely a factor of providence. How well we experience…

Create (Don’t Vacate) Your Reality

Too often, we spend our time and energy trying to escape what we think of as reality, but the fact is that we create our reality. Vacation is a funny concept. We work hard all year long, living our lives in a way that we find tolerable at best. Then, once or twice a year,…

Presence and Participation

Time is infinite, but ours is not. Time is not on our side. It is either dragging us through life or we are pushing back against it, but it does not stop. It does not slow down. It does not wait for us to be ready. We can not make more time. We can not…

Do We See Each Other?

“Daddy, look at me. Look at this. Look at what I am doing. Look at what I did. Look at what I made. Look at what I made for you.” We ask our children to sit still, to be quiet, to focus, to listen, and to pay attention. We expect them to be mindful of…

Busy is an Excuse to Not Make a Choice

“If we use busy as an excuse for not doing something, what we are really, really saying is that it’s not a priority. It’s not as important to us.” -Debbie Millman More and more, we find ourselves saying how busy we are or that we are too busy for certain things or certain people. While…