Category Archives: Acceptance

And the Wisdom to Know the Difference

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T.S. Eliot  There are days when life seems much too unmanageable, When the ‘fate gods‘ have all conspired against me, When my powerlessness really pisses me off, When the Serenity Prayer is wholly undecipherable to me. Days in which it seems I’m in way, way over my head. On … Continue reading And the Wisdom to Know the Difference »

Accepting a Broken Past

Have you ever experienced an event so broken that the past and future became so tightly bound it became impossible to have a … present?  A moment so broken that time stands still and memories don’t mend? Moments like these can shape our outlook on life and rob us of our happiness.  Broken memories can create a pattern of negative thinking and behavior forever driving us into … Continue reading Accepting a Broken Past »

Living As a Solitary Soul

  Our mothers often are the ones who teach us to guard the access to our souls. My mother was born in the early part of the last century.  She, like many in her generation, was a distant parent, not overly demonstrative in expressing emotion.  Mom was loving, compassionate and protective, but not familiar. She was raised in hard times and was a natural isolate.  She … Continue reading Living As a Solitary Soul »

Life Goes On

    Sometimes it’s impossibly hard to believe this truth. A story on how I learned: On St. Patrick’s Day it’s simply not possible for me to consider the day without thinking of my family. St. Patrick’s Day was like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving all rolled together. I have so many memories. The Big Three men in my life: Grandpa, Dad and Cousin Dennis huddled together … Continue reading Life Goes On »