Color Our World with Joy

A poem of hope to celebrate President Biden

Recipe for Joy in Life’s Berry Patch

A somewhat satirical extended metaphor Some of the sweetest berries grow among the sharpest thorns. – Gaelic Proverb Life is like a berry patch The thick brambles of challenges Can seem like impenetrable obstacles Though the passage requires effort Take mindful steps Discover the way forward Prickly sorrowful thorns abound While wounds of disappointment And …

Aiming Higher

The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. – Michelangelo Buonarroti This is my one hundredth blog post. When I started writing this blog, my goal was to clarify my thoughts about positive energy. …

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 …

A Beginning: Happy New Year

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language; / And next year’s words await another voice; / And to make an end is to make a beginning. – TS Eliot The new decade is sprouting around the world, following the slowly rolling arc of midnight. The year ends hour by hour, as the sparkling …

A Single Candle

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. – Anne Frank Many times events in our lives become tangled up and our days devolve into chaos. It seems there is no end to the trials and tribulations. That is why holidays and taking time away from the hustle and bustle …