What Happy Is

What Happy Is

Are you happy? Do you think about what happy means for you? About whether you are happy? If not, do you think about what needs to change for you to feel happy? If yes, is that your way? Are you a happy person? I wonder what happy means. Whether there is a threshold...
Surrender

Surrender

To give oneself up, submit or yield. Surrender. It is to say goodbye to all of the expectations you had. To acknowledge you are not in control of everything. To abandon the quest for what “should” be or is “supposed” to be. It is to be at peace...
Enough

Enough

I looked up the word “enough” in my tattered Webster’s online and here is what I found: “adequate for the want or need; sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy desire. Synonyms: amply, adequately, reasonably.” Being the word nerd that I...
It Isn’t Easy To Believe

It Isn’t Easy To Believe

It isn’t easy to believe. In the face of disappointment or rejection or uncertainty. In the belly of a dry period or even at the height of the lowest low. It isn’t easy to believe. That it will get better, that this isn’t forever. That the bad things...
Nothing

Nothing

I was 9-years-old and sitting, for what seemed forever, in the backseat of my mom’s maroon Cadillac as we drove from our home in Maryland to Canada for a two-week summer vacation. Apparently, my parents had one source of music. I think it was an 8-track tape....