I remember my first Christmas after getting married. I was with my in-laws and it was my first Christmas away from home. I was homesick, navigating a new family dynamic with new personalities, and trying to connect with everyone around me. I wasn’t doing it all as gracefully as I wanted. One night, my husband’s … More Kind words are free … so let us speak them freely.
There was an anthropologist who spent some time in Africa studying habits and culture. On his last day there, he filled a basket with fruit and put a bow on it. He then gathered a group of children. He drew a line in the dirt for them to get behind. He told them they were … More “To find real happiness, we must seek for it in a focus outside of ourselves.”
There was once a boy who was in line to the circus with his father. In front of them, there was a family with eight kids all under the age of twelve. They were clean and well-behaved, but it was clear that they didn’t have much money. As they excitedly talked about all the wonderful … More “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”