Today, members of 1000 Voices of Compassion are blogging about topics related to compassion. My post for December (The Challenge of Giving) went up on Friday. To see a list of other posts on compassion, click here.
It's amazing what you can be grateful for. Sure, we're grateful for food on the table, a roof over our heads, robust health (if we're lucky enough to have it), the usual stuff everyone talks about on Thanksgiving Day. Gratitude is simply recognizing the value of something. Sometimes it's something we've come to take for... Continue Reading →
They say that the benefit of living with a dog is that you get to experience unconditional love. The dog is happy to see you, every single time you come home. And I mean every time. You can be gone for five minutes or five days. The dog will always act like she hasn't seen... Continue Reading →
I just had a visit from Josie, who has been my friend since I was a teenager. Totally by chance, we got on the subject of high school yearbooks, and the things people write in them. Josie was not happy about what her friends had written in her senior yearbook. "They all said the same... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I look around my house and despair. I seem to have so much stuff. My desk is a great example. Along with the piles of notebooks, index cards, and scraps of paper, I have a stack of reference books, a bunch of journals, and a herd of critters — ceramic, knit, and fabric —... Continue Reading →