Are you a people-watcher? I am. Whether it’s a good thing or not, it’s my "default mode" when I’m in a busy location, or around people I don't know well. Being an introvert, I don’t like talking much. So, instead of talking, I like to listen and observe others. Airports and busy malls and shopping … Continue reading Words


Last night, I was visiting with my best friend when we got on the subject of worth. Specifically, human worth. Our worth. This is not an easy subject. Probably the biggest lies I have ever believed are related to it. Deep down, I think it’s safe to say that we all want to have worth. The … Continue reading Worthless


A lot of us have an idea that we’re fighting something. As a kid, I always wanted to be a hero. I imagined myself as a nurse or doctor, snatching lives from death and healing patients of gruesome wounds and exotic diseases. Or as an astronaut, pioneering science and technology in the bleak environment of … Continue reading Warriors

One Thing

I’m thankful for the dark times. I’m thankful for the heartbreak. I’m thankful for long sleepless nights and the ache of bottled-up tears I could never shed. I’m thankful for failure. I’m thankful for the bitterness of disappointment. I’m thankful for loneliness. And I’m thankful for broken dreams. Because… If I had never known dark … Continue reading One Thing