I once had the opportunity to see the 14th Dalai Lama speak. My friend, Brenda, my mom, and I entered a packed stadium at Florida Atlantic University. There was a buzz of anticipation in the air as everyone waited for his holiness to enter. We were ready to be enlightened by his wisdom.
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” — Dalai Lama
According to the Dalai Lama’s website, “The Dalai Lamas are believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva…
A former lover once asked, “Is there anyone from your past you wish you could go back to? Maybe the timing was not right, or you were not ready?”
My simple response to him was “No.” We parted ways a few times and got back together. But when I was done, I lost interest in stoking an old flame. Despite multiple attempts, the door remained shut.
A friend was having issues in her marriage. Her husband thought that if they divorced and he made a mistake, he could come back after a year or two. And during their time apart…
“Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are. If you show up in a masquerade outfit, neither is going to happen.” — Henry Cloud
I grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts, but I have spent over a decade living in warmer climates. In 2015, I moved back home. Upon arrival, I spent my days settling in and reconnecting with family and friends.
As some of the bigger pieces of life started falling into place, I began exploring the social aspects. …
Travel ignites my inner fire. Due to COVID, 2020 consisted of Zoom classes, Skype meetings, and TV. Exploring took a seat on the backburner. All that changed this month. My neighbor and I took a day trip to discover the Ice Castles in New Hampshire.
Last year, we talked about trekking up to the Ice Castles. However, our busy work schedules prevented us from making this happen. As life slowed down, we were able to fulfill this desire. We wanted the beautiful images that teased us online to come to life before our eyes.
I admit it. Masks are a pain to wear. After an hour of tramping around in one, I just want to breathe normally. That being said, I know they are necessary. I believe in minimizing the risk of spreading COVID by covering my mouth and nose. It’s not about my discomfort. It’s about protecting myself and others.