Yes, love will win. It won’t win in my life, though, until I let it in the game; and there is no deception in love.
A lie may temporarily ease the pain, but it also keeps us imprisoned. The truth liberates us. … More
Forgiveness is a critical step toward a healthy life, and you can only take it after you’ve had the courage to face the truth. It’s easier to move on — just not in a positive direction — while you’re still lying to yourself about what you did or who’s to blame.
If lying to yourself seems far-fetched, consider a few facts:
~ Many people think it’s OK to tell a white lie.
~ Some think it’s OK to cheat a little on their taxes.
~ Some think what a partner doesn’t know won’t hurt
him (or her).
You probably don’t blatantly deny your behavior, but there’s a good chance you justify some of it. And justification often implies trying to make something “wrong” less wrong. But is there really such a thing as less wrong? White lies and black lies? Innocent cheating and tainted cheating?
The truth has a way of catching up with us. And when it does, we are forced to deal with it. Running from the truth is exhausting. And it’s like running from a police officer; you can’t do it (except in the movies) without digging yourself into a deeper hole.… More
While I was walking on the beach (when I lived there), a man stopped me to say he missed my cartwheels. It hadn’t dawned on me, until then, that I was letting them slip away. I’m still thankful for his observation.
Is there something you’ve stopped doing? Roll down the hills, walk in the rain, dance in the park. Feel the child-like freedom and joy of love. Sit with it, revel in it, sparkle with it, and share it. … More
This year we added “Christmas” stockings to our year-round celebration. And the “Mr. and Mrs. Wild Ass Dreamer” was a birthday gift for Sam Thursday … perfect! It’s not that holidays aren’t sacred; it’s that every single day is sacred! … More