Bruises easily, Hurts a lot, Crumples under pressure And is easily overlooked- The supportive spouse Who sacrifices for their partner, The praying mother Who spends her years on her knees For her son, The minimum wage worker who wakes up extra early To give her all for a job She really should be paid for. […]Read more "Soft Tissue"
Thank you Father That I do not need to live in comparison To others. What they drive How much they make How they look. What they get to do all day. Help me, Father to rather live in gratitude. For the millions of gifts you give That I can never repay. You have brought me […]Read more "Thank you"
What have you overlooked lately? Who’s love have you taken for granted? What experiences in your past Have you chosen to despise That actually led you to where you are now? Who’s praise did you brush off too quickly? All too easily we find ourselves Retelling stories of how we’ve been shortchanged; Making much of […]Read more "Overlook"
In a single moment The threshold of a new year is crossed. The date will change in an instant But most other things don’t change nearly as fast. Regret, for example, tends to linger. It is a deceitful emotion, It somehow feels like a ‘responsible’ perspective On things that didn’t quite happen as we hoped. […]Read more "Gratitude vs. Regret"
Is stingy. A refusal to share your joy With those who would receive it. To act as though delightful things Are not so. To not bear good news. It isn’t a more noble alternative to pride, Nor a useful way Of accepting feedback. In a year that has exceeded its fair share Of hard luck […]Read more "False humility"
One quiet whisper of bad newsRings several decibels louderThan a hundred stories of hope.It is far, far easier to dwell on what we lackThan cherish what we have,To stay up at night, recalling offensesThan taking a moment to say ‘I love you’.Disappointment will never be in short supplyYet there is also vast beauty we overlook […]Read more "Dwelling"
Because no one wants to feel taken for granted. All the other stuff about how being grateful Is “smart” because it makes you feel better Or helps you see the world in a new light Should really be the secondary purpose of thanksgiving. Because, the essence of thanks Is seeing and acknowledging others For what […]Read more "On why “thank you” matters"
If you can get past the scary bits about a leap of faith, It can really be exciting. The anticipation of a potential new experience The exhilaration of knowing things could really change. Yet often when we leap, we land in somewhat awkward spaces. Definitely not where we started but Not quite where we hoped […]Read more "Visionary blindness"