Dear Bonnie

September 30, 2015

The young man felt compelled to watch the video once more Sixty friends gathered in love and gazing upwards as pink balloons floated lazily toward heaven Joe….like an overzealous college cheerleader began leading chants of Hakuna…….Matata Hakuna……Matata!! A tear rolled slowly down the cheek of the young man as he felt again the love…..and the […]

Young Girl

When I Get Older

September 29, 2015

The 737 was moving slowly down the runway on tax day at Denver International Airport I had just opened a book entitled: What should I do With the rest of my life When a giggling five year old pixie Seated in row 22 shouted…. ‘Mommy, when I get older I’m gonna….’ Suddenly, the roar of […]

Desert Boy

The Alchemist Excerpt

September 29, 2015

The boy continued to listen to his heart as they crossed the desert.  He came to understand its dodges and tricks, and accept it as it was.  He lost his fear, and forgot about his need to go back to the oasis, because, one afternoon, his heart told him that it was happy.  “Even though […]


QOTD – 9/28/2015

September 29, 2015

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”


A Glimpse of God

September 29, 2015

“It was a tough day,” she wrote. I imagined her collapsing in an easy chair after a day that was anything but easy. Head pounding, feet aching… heart breaking, for those in her care. Some on the road to recovery and others unable to turn the corner to a brighter day. How do you rise […]


Dear Erin

September 28, 2015

I wish I could take the prayers of all the people who love you and paste them on your bedroom wall That they would lift you up before you fall Oh, that I might take a picture of you when you’re at your very best I’d enlarge it and surround it with lights so you […]



September 28, 2015

Four year old Marie is a character.  Her parents and nanny just smile and shake their heads at this precocious pee wee. Today, she arrived for her tennis lesson with her nanny, two year old sister, and older brother and sister who are 5 year old twins.  In the middle of her tennis lesson, she […]


The Spark

September 27, 2015

A match lights a candle…… a spark becomes a flame Sometimes a person enters your life and you’re never quite the same Perhaps this one is heaven sent with a message from above… A reminder that all that matters is faith, hope, and love Eyes shining……a soul glimmering speaking words you long to hear A […]


Meant to Be

September 21, 2015

It began with a simple poem I’d written to inspire public speakers. The poem was read at a national speaker’s convention and subsequently mailed to my e-mail distribution list. One of the people I sent it to was Cheryl Spicer in Australia. I became acquainted with Cheryl’s talents and work with disadvantaged people in Australia, […]


Be Nice

September 8, 2015

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia