Compassion #FridayPhilosophy

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." ~ Dalaï Lama

A little bit of peace

I've been thinking about peace a great deal this week: in the individual sense, not the global one. I tend to believe that what we accomplish on the individual level then ripples outward, through our families and workplaces and communities. It seems to me that there is always a very valid disruption to our sense … Continue reading A little bit of peace

Friday Philosophy…Nurture

We dragged ourselves out of doors today, into the beginning of the heat, and worked around the yard. Tonight saw my usual routine of watering everything in the greenhouse, once the sun had set. Morning saw my Moses win an award at a math competition, and the pure thrill that raced across his face when … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Nurture

Friday Philosophy…Loving You, But Not Forgetting Me, Too

My Dad, in the way of Dads, can repeat certain phrases (over and over, haha). He calls these "Sleeisms" at this point, because he has incorporated so many of these over the years from things he has read, or movies he has watched, or anecdotes, etc. Other than the line from Snowy River that was … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Loving You, But Not Forgetting Me, Too

Friday Philosophy on Kindness

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James

Friday Philosophy…Sleep

I've made it past 9:00 p.m. I consider this a real grown up time, so if I go to bed immediately - it's no harm, no foul. I think I may have been ready to sleep right after dinner. I have this salad I order whenever my Mom and I go to Yardhouse - I … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Sleep

Friday Philosophy…Of Slumber Parties and Night Terrors

My eldest was at a sleepover last night. She and her friends had set up a Christmas caroling evening to raise money for Heifer Organization ( and bravely went out to sing at stranger's homes. I was thinking of how common Christmas carolers were when I was a child, but it seems to be rather … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Of Slumber Parties and Night Terrors