Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘I’ is for Imagine

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Or to put it more simply, imagination has been, and will be, the driving force behind every discovery … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘I’ is for Imagine

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘H’ is for Help

Help. It’s such a small word, and yet it can have such a profound impact on our lives. How much of our lives have we depended on receiving help from others? For the first few years of our lives, we need help to do practically anything at all. Then, as we grow, we start learning … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘H’ is for Help

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘G’ is for Gratitude

It just seems right that “gratitude” should rhyme with “attitude” since they almost always go hand in hand. They’re like BFFs. Where you find one, the other is almost sure to follow. Positive gratitude = positive attitude. Negative gratitude = negative attitude. Think about it. Think about any person you know who always seems to … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘G’ is for Gratitude

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘F’ is for Forgive

Mahatma Gandi once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Now, when he said this, he wasn’t insulting people who find it hard to forgive others; he was making a commentary on how hard true forgiveness really is. In fact, forgiving someone who has hurt you or wronged you … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘F’ is for Forgive

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘E’ is for Effort

When our children were growing up, we always told them, “We don’t expect you to be the best, but we do expect you to try your best.” Now, why would we tell them we didn’t expect them to be the best? Didn’t we want them to excel and succeed? Of course we did. But we … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘E’ is for Effort

From a Far Land – Part 28, “Surprise”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I've been posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. This is the final installment. I hope you enjoyed it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Surprise “But I thought Nyala told you the past could not be changed,” … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 28, “Surprise”

Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘D’ is for Dreams

Many people—including yours truly—often use the words “dreams” and “goals” interchangeably. And, depending upon the context in which they’re used, that might be okay in certain instances. However, to truly understand our own motivations and why we do what we do when we’re trying to achieve something, we need to realize that dreams and goals … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘D’ is for Dreams

From a Far Land – Part 27, “Turning the Tables”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Turning the Tables Jason stepped out of the portal, looking around to make sure … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 27, “Turning the Tables”