Finish stuff

Finish stuff. That might be the best advice my grandfather ever gave me. He saw me as I was, as I am still: someone who is spinning in a dozen directions at once, endlessly distracted by different pursuits and passions. He had fewer interests but … Continue readingFinish stuff

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What makes a smile?

What makes you smile? (Hold on that thought.) If you’re the type who smiles every day, and frequently, then good on you. If you’re not, then maybe you’ll appreciate it also when someone makes you smile. Better yet: What if we make someone else smile? … Continue readingWhat makes a smile?

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By the sea

The waves wash over the shore. Rushing forward and rolling back. The sound is crash and whoosh. The rhythm hypnotic. Would that we all live by the sea, would that our spirits soar with its song.

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My morning cuppa

The taste of the sea salt in the warm water. The acidity of lemon juice, freshly squeezed. My morning cuppa, more bracing and healing than any nectar. What a way – my best way, perhaps – to greet another brand new day, so full of … Continue readingMy morning cuppa

So much anger

There is so much anger in this world, there really is. Cruelty and violence. Road rage. Wars. Abuse, towards self and others. We lash out. What if we were kinder to ourselves? What if we forgave ourselves for whatever failings we believe we suffer from? … Continue readingSo much anger

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Plain to see

The sweetest days, the sweetest hours and minutes and seconds? Why, they’re always the ones you have right now. In other words: be present. Plain to see, hard to be.

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Something to celebrate

We can find something to celebrate each and every day. The glorious sun warming our faces, the mewling of kittens, the smiles of strangers – there’s always something to be grateful for.