“The value of my life is not dependent upon the degree to which I realize it.” – James Finley
Oh, how blithely I’ve said it over the years, “You have value beyond what you do! Your worth isn’t rooted in your accomplishments, or lack thereof. You’re loved above and beyond your list of credentials, beautiful beyond the appearance of your body, valuable beyond what you contribute to the company!” I still believe that, but now I discover that I’m a little thin on the skill to live out that wisdom.
You might think I’m crazy, but sometimes we walk into mysteries too marvelous for our reasoning.
“The rewards of a life well-planned.” Whoever wrote that commercial hasn’t made it to 30 yet.
It didn’t matter to me at all what accent carried the phrase to my ears, “Well, it looks like we got it all!”
I never thought I’d envy someone the act of thoughtless swallowing, but then, I never thought I’d have a robot plunge down my throat with a 3-D camera . .
Yup. That’s me about 43 years and 15 pounds ago. At the time, I lived in Salzburg, Austria and on this particular day, some friends and I had gone for a walk and a picnic in the gardens surrounding the magnificent palace of Hellbrunn. Well, I’m back to that Salzburg weight, but not because of […]
I was reminded recently of the movie “Billy Eliot.” The story tells about the unlikely path of a pre-adolescent boy in a northern English coal mining town. While the majority of his mates take up boxing, a “manly” activity, Billy Eliot feels drawn to ballet. The boy’s friends look at him askance and the girls […]
Some years ago I had some time to take my camera and wander around the community of Denpasar on the island of Bali. As I walked along the shore, I spied the four girls in the photograph I’ve shared as they sat in the sea breeze, chatting and laughing, and evidently enjoying each other’s company […]
Would you like to bring “water” into this current, socially distanced desert we live in? Well, let me tell you about this picture. Some years ago I traveled to China with a medical team from Virginia. We had been invited by the Amity Foundation, the social development arm of the China Christian Council, to tour […]