Posts tagged "joy"
Reading Aloud Together

Reading Aloud Together

Some time ago Mike and I started reading aloud together.  Our lives and interests, as we’ve aged, had changed significantly and sufficiently that it seemed wise to see what new ways we could find to connect, to share time and space.  Reading aloud together has become one of the new activities we share, and it...
Age is just a number

Age is just a number

Age is just a number and aging is a huge opportunity! It’s been said that we are only as old and we feel. This sweet Chinese grandpa and his granddaughters video is a heartwarming example 🙂 This first version is what I assume is the original Chinese.   Someone had dubbed in Stayin’ Alive and that’s fun too...
Searching for Benevolence

Searching for Benevolence

I often find myself wondering about the deep nature of reality, and ultimately searching for benevolence, I could even say longing for it.  Musing further on the question of good and evil, I sometimes ask myself how and where is goodness, benevolence to be found? Hmmm, what do actually I mean by that?  Well, many spiritual...
Stubborn in Our Gladness

Stubborn in Our Gladness

The world we live in, Life itself, is full of suffering — and of joy.  ‘Twas ever thus.  There has never been, and likely never will be, a time without egregious events.  How can we hold this? What’s certain is that if we focus only on the amount, variety, and horrendous ways suffering is inflicted and endured,...
Loving the Mystery

Loving the Mystery

It’s mid February, and Love comes to mind, and heart!  Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂  And if you’re not big on that commercialized holiday, then I’d invite you to reflect on how Love features in your life — now, and at times past.  What would you wish for the future? In recent weeks I have had...