Forever hopeful

Hope is born in moments when you have no reason to believe in the moment that is to follow, but something good unexpectedly lands in your lap. It’s born when that unexpected call changes your life for the better. It’s born when that stranger smiled an understanding smile in that moment that you thought the…

It’s not yet time to quit

Inspiration…if it came easily, it wouldn’t really be inspired, it would be convenient. It’s in those moments when everything we want to take for granted is not available that we are pushed to consider the impossible as a possibility. That’s when we dig really deep. That’s when we abandon convention. That’s when what we question…

More than a wish

Wishing it’s a sunny day when it’s raining is not going to make the sun come out. Leaving your umbrella behind is therefore an act of foolishness, not optimism. Optimism without evidence or action, or both, is a delusion we use to cope with an unpleasant reality. Wishing away reality only allows that unpleasantness to…

Dare to dream

When we pursue the impossible, we achieve the unbelievable. But, we’re often so distracted by how impossible our goal might appear, that we lose sight of everything that its pursuit offers us. Fortune cookie wisdom tells us that it’s the journey that matters, not the destination. Yet, we lose sight of the growth that the…

That Book I Promised for So Long

For years now, I’ve been contemplating writing that book. It started, stopped, started, and stopped again…and ran through that cycle a few more times. A couple of years ago I finally gave it meaningful consideration and started out with a collection of essays that I thought would be a reasonable first stab at that book….