After dinner the other night one of our four cats, Squeekers, was finally given the attention he so consistently demanded throughout the meal. Leaping up onto a convenient lap he enjoyed getting his nose scratched. He closed his eyes (I swear he was smiling) and to all appearances seemed to have completely tuned out the world around him.
When was the last time you felt that content, that satisfied and that fulfilled? Hopefully you can recount numerous…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on February 23, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments
Human beings are multi-faceted creatures. To make situations easier we frequently place each other into convenient categories. All too often these labels fall far short of describing who we are as individuals.
Psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb reported working with a young woman who told him: “I feel like my soul is a prism, but everybody just sees one color. Nobody sees the prism.”
What would it be like if we could actually see the prism of the soul of other…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on February 17, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments
Something that has angered me in the past was having my words twisted by someone else. It’s even worse when those words become a rumor that gets everyone’s panties in a bunch for no good reason. Not so long ago a situation like that would have brought up feelings of frustration due to a need to defend myself about something I didn't do in the first place.
This kind of a situation has happened recently to me, but then you might have already guessed that from the title of this…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on February 9, 2012 at 7:35am — No Comments
I grew up, like a lot of my friends, not really feeling at all like I belonged where I was. My trailer park roots are not something of which I am ashamed, but mother always said that I must have been mixed up at St. Francis Hospital in Dayton, OH, with a missing baby from the Rockefeller family. My champagne tastes on a beer budget have gotten me in a financial pickle more than once.
But that’s not exactly what I am talking about. Sometimes when we don’t…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on February 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments