The Brick

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side […]

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Today is the tomorrow I worried about yesterday And today was such a lovely day, that I wondered why I worried about today yesterday So today I am not going to worry about tomorrow There may not be a tomorrow anyway So today I am going to live as if there is no tomorrow And […]

Death of an Innocent

I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said. You told me not to drink, Mom, so I drank soda instead I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would. I didn’t drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should. I know I did the right thing, […]

Only One Childhood

I stopped to watch my little girl busy playing in her room. In one hand was a plastic phone; in the other a toy broom. I listened as she was speaking to her make believe little friend And I’ll never forget the words she said, even though it was pretend. She said, “Suzie’s in the […]

Keep Swimming

Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl. One was an optimistic soul. But the other took the gloomy view. “We’ll drown,” he lamented without much ado, and with a last despairing cry, he flung up his legs and said “Goodbye.” Quote the other frog with a steadfast grin, “I can’t get out but I […]

Don’t Ever…

Don’t ever be reluctant to show your feelings when you’re happy, give in to it. When you’re not, live with it. Don’t ever be afraid to try to make things better you might be surprised at the results. Don’t ever take the weight of the world on your shoulders. Don’t ever feel threatened by the […]

Dance Like No One’s Watching

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then, we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out […]

The battle between two wolves

  One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil. ┬áIt is anger, envy, jealousy,sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. […]

All the Time in the World

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine looking boy,” the man said. “That’s my son on the […]

Capture the Moment

The baby is teething, the children are fighting, and my husband just called and said to eat dinner without him. Okay, one of these days you’ll shout, "Why don’t you grow up and act your age?" ….. and they will. Or, "You guys get outside and find yourself something to do and don’t slam the […]