I’ve heard that comparison kills. I wonder what ‘expectation’ does. About a decade ago I had this eye-opening revelation that, without conscious awareness, I was waiting on someone to apologize to me. This person, I felt, had wronged me and needed to atone for their sin. At the end of the 20-year wait, I cameContinue reading “Expectations”

I am The Someone

Not long ago I sent a link to one of my post to someone I’ve known for quite awhile. Without thinking much about it, I added the note, ‘ You may know someone who struggles with this’. Later she responded, ‘ I am the someone’. I am reminded of the reason we write, the reasonContinue reading “I am The Someone”

He Didn’t Protect Me

Recently I saw a lot of parents celebrating their daughters. Apparently it was National Daughter Day. We don’t necessarily need a day to laud our children, but I thought the gesture was beautiful. Somewhere during the day , I couldn’t help but thinking about the daughters who were left open and bare to that monsterContinue reading “He Didn’t Protect Me”

Watch or Warning

As we here in the Southeast are walking through the dreaded hurricane season, the terms ‘watch’ and ‘warning’ are very common place in the media weekly. I go over these concepts with my students every year around this time. Primarily because most of them are from parts of the world where severe weather is notContinue reading “Watch or Warning”

Why I Write

Since I was a teenager, putting my thoughts, prayers and feelings on paper has always been my way of ‘staying sane’. The paper understood me and allowed me to be me without explanations. Don’t you just hate explaining ‘you’ sometimes? Especially when you are not even too sure what’s going on yourself. This month marksContinue reading “Why I Write”

You’re Good For Me

Research shows that laughter is indeed ‘the best medicine’. Today I encourage you to join me in loving on those who have made us laugh over the years. They have been ‘good for us’. Good for our overall well-being – mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. So glad they have been part of our world. WeContinue reading “You’re Good For Me”

This is My Tomorrow

I remember the year 2000; some of the darkest days of my life. There were thoughts of running away, dying, abortion – just pure unadulterated pain. I could not see beyond my nose. Could not find the strength to face each day. My mind was in a very unhealthy place. Ironically, church was the hardestContinue reading “This is My Tomorrow”

Finally Grown

Today while flipping through an old diary, I saw this quote and it made me smile. Do you remember when it finally dawned on you? You are really a grown up. Not just aging, but you have truly matured. You are not that girl/guy you were a while ago. Did it just creep up onContinue reading “Finally Grown”

Cycle Breaker

I borrowed this from someone in ‘Twitterverse’. It speaks to the sheer grit and resilience that we see around us ever so often. Many times they are clothed with grace and humility. We admire their resoluteness, guts and tenacity in midst of chaos and pain. They may have stumbled a time or two but wouldContinue reading “Cycle Breaker”