We often think of love in the context of instants: spotting a future partner, walking down the aisle, the smacking reality of a brand new baby handed to us for safekeeping. It's human nature to anticipate these pivotal moments and to inflate them in our minds, allowing them to serve as our definition of a deep and abiding connection to another. . We forget, I think, what a gradual process it is to understand love. All those references to the long-smoldering embers over the sudden spark reiterate ... View Post
If not now, when?
Dear all, My, but we obsess. Not to be Pollyanna, but we are unduly harsh, critical and snappy to one another, aren't we? To those we love most, we offer the least of ourselves. To those we toil with daily, we offer our best. That is to say that our colleagues and customers get our best behavior, our families and friends receive our worst. To an employee or co-worker, we offer the benefit of the doubt, acceptable behavior and courtroom-approved comments that cross no lines. To those we say ... View Post