Be kind.

“If you want to plant roots in your own community, bless someone less fortunate than yourself with wings to soar.” (Maria Appleby) Time costs you nothing. Wave to your neighbors. Check on the elderly in your neighborhood. Become a mentor. Go to your local shelter and walk a dog, or pet the kitties in the…

For the love of Sam.

Two Sundays ago (March 5, 2017) we lost our beloved little Sam. He was just barely six months old. He rapidly developed an unexplained, and terribly high fever. He had not been sick, nor did he display any other signs or symptoms. We took him to the University of Illinois Small Animal Clinic knowing what…

I am grateful for coffee.

#ProjectZen #Day11 #GratitudeProject¬† While my subject on the eleventh day of my gratitude project is rather mundane, I confess that it makes me very happy. There is nothing like a good cup of coffee! It makes a blah morning tolerable. It promotes marital harmony. It turns me into a coherent human being. Sure, a lot…