To Ask or Not to Ask

Did you know that asking for something is one of the hardest things to do? Think about it for a minute, is it easy for you to ask for something? Whether asking for a cup of coffee, a seat on the bus, or a ride to the store, when you ask something of someone you…

Be Kind… Don’t Be A Dick

I realized today that though I may feel anger and resentment toward someone for wrongs committed against my family, friends or self, I still do not want to see them suffer because I am not a dick. I would give the shirt off my back, shelter and food to ensure a certain level of comfort….

Secret to Happiness

What is the secret of happiness? Is it really a secret that is hidden and kept from us or do we hide from it feeling unworthy? Truthfully, I believe the latter to be true. Very few individuals are truly happy, having found a peace that eludes the mass majority of humans.  WE tend to live…

Spring… a rebirth of the soul

Spring time in northern Michigan….time to purge all the pent up dust from the long winter, clean out the closets, and get to work on cleaning up the yard.  Seeing children out playing and riding bikes, more folks enjoying walks along our shorelines and streets enjoying an ice cream in the midday sun.  Take a…

Feelings…

Feelings have to be one of the most fragile of all the things.  So simple that they can be hurt by a look, single word, or an image, yet are so complicated in the way they heal.  For some, it may take a lifetime for hurt to heal, for the pain of the flame to…

Make it a Great Day!

Pre-dawn. The time of peace and solitude when the moon has gone to bed and the sun has yet to wake up. When the trees and plants are still asleep, moist with dew and creatures of all sizes are holding on to the last few moments of slumber.  Cool and calm, it is a perfect…

Rise and shine, just not at 2am!

So for the last week or so, my body has been up to its old antics, 2-3am rise and shine. What is that all about?  Well, I did a little research into the issue.  Most of which was not super helpful to me personally because I do not change well, however, may help some of…

There’s an elephant in the room…

Most of us have heard the term, ‘There’s an elephant in the room.’, however, the majority tend to ignore the poor pachyderm until he grows gigantic and stumbles around making a mess. When in reality, if someone would have just passed around the peanuts, the cleanup would have been kept to a minimum.  A few…

What’s the music of your heart?

We all have that favorite song or in my case… SO many songs. One song that fits each of my many moods (some say personalities, yet how can others comprehend clearly what is inside of another being?) and a song for most situations.  Music, it is natures words made sound, it is nourishing to our…

For everything there is a season…

To coin a popular 1965 song by The Byrds, ‘For everything there is a season.’ Life,  love,  relationships,  status, and everything in between.  Just when you think you have a handle on things,  Boom! Seasons change.  Spring is in full bloom and the next thing you know,  the leaves are falling.  Where did summer go?…

A Better Footing

There is some thing about sitting in the sun,  on a beach, listening to the crashing of the waves that brings about clarity. Lucidity of thoughts, soul, and mind. A renewing of sorts that melts away all the junk collected during the week, months,  or years that is gained by few other environments. For me, …

A New Normal

Ever had the brakes put on suddenly in life only to crash anyway?  Or feel like you ran face smack into a unforgiving wall of brick and mortar?  The thing about those ‘accidents’ is that life never goes on as it was.  Whether it was a loss of life, job layoff or termination, or maybe…