Over Memorial Day weekend, I made a quick visit to my hometown to attend my aunt’s 90th birthday celebration. It was as you might expect: a crowded upstairs room of the local social club, pictures of club leaders past and present hung neatly on the walls, round tables, stackable chairs, food and drink. Yet, during the three-hour reception,
Recently I spent time with Mary Oliver’s poem, Wild Geese. It opens with the line, “You don’t have to be good.” I immediately took issue with it. You see, I have to be good. I have standards for my work, for my life and, though I don’t always perform to those standards, I strive to be good. Winding myself up in a mini-snit, I realized,
Turn to wonder
One of my favorite books is The Power of Myth, chronicling Bill Moyers’ conversations with Joseph Campbell. They explore mythology from various cultures, comparing the myths to each other and relating them to their lived experiences. I’ve read this book several times over the past 30 years. Each time, different things stand out and new insights emerge.
Season of Forgiveness encourages and equips people to live happier, healthier, more productive lives through understanding and acceptance.