I have a confession. I’m really good at miscommunication. It’s an art form actually, something I’ve practiced quite a bit over the years. No matter how clear I think I’ve made a message, I’m often reminded how easily it can get lost in translation somewhere along the line. Can you relate? Continue reading “The power of miscommunication”
No one is like you. You’re one of a kind. You are the only person with the unique mix of personality, experiences, education, physical appearance, and talents contained inside the package of you. You are the only you. Continue reading “Did you know you’re unique?”
It was a call I was expecting and not expecting all at the same time. As I listened to my dad’s voice tell me my grandmother had passed away, I was immediately struck with sorrow. My eyes filled with tears and my voice tightened up. I had nothing to say. The world had lost a beautiful soul. Continue reading “How to grieve well”
Here’s a powerful story of giving I wanted to share with you. It comes from Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird and illustrates the power of being selfless.
An eight-year-old boy had a younger sister who was dying of leukemia, and he was told that without a blood transfusion she would die. His parents explained to him that his blood was probably compatible with hers, and if so, he could be the blood donor. They asked him if they could test his blood. He said sure. So they did and it was a good match. Then they asked if he would give his sister a pint of blood, that it could be her only chance of living. He said he would have to think about it overnight. Continue reading “How soon until I start to die?”
It was about two weeks ago that we were morning the horrific shooting’s at the AME Church in Charleston South Carolina. Today, for some reason, the memory seems like months ago. Within a week’s time, we saw so much happen in our country. Debates and arguments over the Confederate flag sparked up all over the place. Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court. And then, in another Supreme Court ruling, same-sex marriage was made the law of the land. Yes, a lot has happened since the tragedy in Charleston. But how easily we forget to value human life. Continue reading “Charleston: How easily we forget”
If you could meet with one person, who would it be? The president? A celebrity? The pope? Or maybe a professional athlete? Take a second and dream about the encounter. And then ask yourself an honest question. Would it change anything about your life?
After more than a century of slavery and mistreatment, these words were spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. during a rally in Washington, D.C. in 1963. It was a speech that spurred on legislation by Congress to give blacks equal rights to whites, a monumental day in our nation’s history. His words are some of the most famous words ever spoken, but I do have to wonder if the spirit behind them has faded.