Giving Thanks

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. – Meister Eckhart Let us all give thanks this day and every day. So many people in the US are traveling to be with family. I cannot understand that. Truly, why take the chance for a day or two of eating together? …

The Power of a Smile

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia Everyone can be a force for good in the world. Each day dozens of people …

Faith Looks Up

Sorrow looks back; Worry looks around; Faith looks up. – Ralph Waldo Emerson It seems that every day for the past week has been filled with news and talk about the sickness running rampant through China right now. My wife’s family is nervous, my Chinese friends are worried, and my former students are uncertain what …

Illuminate the Way Forward

Positive Light is the spiritual energy within us all. Stand in a positive light and illuminate the way forward for yourself and for others. The Opening sentence from my semi-autobiographical novella Positive Light. Today I am posting excerpts from the first five pages. ÔÇťOpening a sacred interchange with the divine clarifies the spirit’s struggle for …

Happiness was Born a Twin

All who joy would win / Must share it / Happiness was born a twin. – Lord Byron Happiness is a state of mind. There is no shop that sells happiness, or app that beams happiness into your head. Approaching life with open arms and a smile encourages happiness to appear more frequently. My wife …