Love is Sacred Surrender

There is nothing else. Just love.

And if you do not allow the jaws of life to rip open your chest and do surgery on your small heart, enlarging it and stretching it beyond what you think is possible, you will miss out on the tastiest, most juicy parts of life. You will plan the most wonderful party and forget to go. You will arrive just in time to clean up the mess and take out the trash.

The fact of the matter is, you will be half the person you were meant to be if you don’t surrender yourself to love. … More Love is Sacred Surrender

Sweetness

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. … More Sweetness

Fatherless Child

To state the obvious, Father’s Day is the day when children everywhere fete their fathers with gifts and cards. They serve them stacks of obligatory pancakes and cups of badly brewed coffee. They draw pictures and sign their cards with love. It is a day to honor fathers, and I am OK with that. Still, … More Fatherless Child

Thank You, Universe

“Let gratitude be the pillow on which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” ~ Maya Angelou I write this week in memory of my friend, Nancy Smith-Watson’s mother, the lovely, cheerful, kind, and luminous, Dorothy Smith.  She died on March 19.  She was in her nineties. My gratitude for the impact that she had on … More Thank You, Universe