A Great Battle

“Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” {Attributed to Plato but it’s more likely¬†Ian MacLaren} I have always loved this quote and the way it challenges and evokes our empathy, our appreciation of the truth that most of the time someone else has it tougher than we do. I would not haveContinue reading “A Great Battle”

One Beam of Light

I think it’s extraordinary that even the smallest light can illuminate the darkest space. Consider that for a moment: no matter how dark it is, if you have one ray, one beam of light, you can see. And once you can see, you can act. And once you can act you are steps away fromContinue reading “One Beam of Light”

Our Human Stories

Willa Cather wrote, “There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” Have you ever noticed that when you share a personal story in an honest, revealing way someone says, “You just described my life!”?¬† Me too. James Joyce wrote, “inContinue reading “Our Human Stories”