To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics, and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.
To know even one life has breathed easier, because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sure I’ve thought of him now and then – his smile, his kiss, his hypnotic gaze. I still have memories of how he said my name, his washboard tummy with ripples in only all the right places. I think of the comfortable comradeship, the killer chemistry, his voice, his words,…..
Between my dates with Ben & Jerry and the Vanity Fair, I noticed that I’ve learnt a few things from life’s experiences. I’ve learnt that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and after a while even sunshine burns if you get too much.. Life’s too short to wake up…..
This year I’m making Thanksgiving about giving thanks. I was very nervous when the stocks started to plummet. I watched in horror what I had diligently put away start to dwindle. Then I was inspired by some incredible stories of endurance, persistence and the prevailing force of human willpower. Through…..
Read to me riddles, read to me rhymes, Read to me stories of magical times Read to me tales of castles and kings Read to me stories of fabulous things Tell me of pirates, knights and counts Teach me of gory modern day touts. Tell me of travel, and life’s…..
MAJI MAZURI Maji Mazuri, which means “good water” in Swahili, strives to allievate poverty by empowering people to transform their own lives. Through building cross-continental awareness we hope to bring a voice to the world’s poor; people who suffer because they lack the simple resources they need to escape the…..
Last week I got into a confrontational conversation with one of my doctors. He’s one of my favorites. And even though I wanted to walk away, as I typically would, I couldn’t. “So you are a Christian,” he taunted. I smiled and I started to respond, but he kept going……