When someone is mad at you Or you are mad at them, It sometimes helps to remember that There is more to your relationship than the offending event(s) That seem to taint everything the other person does. That there is something worth fighting for Because if there wasn’t – you wouldn’t be mad. So once […]Read more "Ready to talk"
When asking for help, It is useful to remember that It really isn’t about you. Well, of course in the larger sense it is about you because you are the one doing the asking. But it is also not about you in the sense that it does not make you subservient. It does not make […]Read more "On asking for help"
She did not rob us (of herself) Of her love, her gifts, her greeting and her contribution. Whenever we live and work with other people There is always the risk of being offended, or misunderstood And being taken advantage of. So, many of us take our time before we allow ourselves to open up, […]Read more "She did not rob us"
Biting your tongue can be useful When you know that you have a mouth full of acid And you will do more harm than good, When you risk saying something racist, sexist and bigoted. So you bite your lip because you realize That what you have to say Need not be said just yet, if […]Read more "On biting your tongue"
Everyone has one. A list of favorites. People and things that tickle your fancy A bunch of nice things. People that you like. Nothing more. Everyone has one. And indeed we are all entitled to one. The trouble starts when you realize that you didn’t make someone else’s list. That someone didn’t find your particular […]Read more "Convenience List"
There is an opportunity for something to go wrong a hundred percent of the time And there is an opportunity for us to show up with every situation Even if it is only in our thoughts that we actually rise And half the time that’s where the battle lies. You have a choice whether to […]Read more "A hundred percent of the time"
Sitting for hours. Wracking your brain, Rehearsing clumsy words over and over again As though life has practice days and ‘showtime’ days And that one day we will have it all figured out One day we won’t have to struggle to make it happen. But thats the trouble The bad ideas and the bad days […]Read more "On over-thinking things"