Monday, March 17, 2014
"Wow! I never would've thought of that!" he gasped, his eyes aglow.
"Wow. I never would've thought of that," he sighed, the light in his eyes dimming.
So similar are these experiences, and so dependent on how we look at them.
Through what kind of eyes--glowing or dimming--do you see your realizations, whether they are enlightening or disillusioning? Our perspective determines whether we will grow from realizations, or become paralyzed by them.
Both enlightenment and disillusionment catalyze change, and the positivity or negativity of the changes depends entirely upon our reactions.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
By S. L. Lipson
The top of my hourglass,
filled with the promise of
densely packed, precious family moments
only two weeks ago,
has emptied now,
like my nest.
Sparkling grains streamed too quickly
through the narrow passage called “winter break,”
and with a sad whoosh,
settle into the bulbous base
while my kids resettle into their
homes away from Home.
And I wait for the next rotation
of our glass.