Nelson Mandela read the poem "Invictus" while he was in prison. The poem is a meaningful reminder of starting my new year as the "master of my fate, the captain of my soul."
Love thy neighbor, yes, it's really not that hard. In the aftermath of what has been going on in the world, I’m finding more and more moments of . . .
Today I read something that not only inspired me but changed me. As a Turkish-American non-practicing Muslim, I have been silent for too long. I can no longer be silent.
My Monday Morning posts are where I share things, quotes, talks, videos, events, and photos that inspire me. (Not a bad way to start the week.)
In spite of all going on in the world, there is good. With all the stories of hate and negativity streaming on the news and in social media, I look for stories of hope, courage, and love.
Sometimes when bad things happen in the world, when things happen that I can’t make sense of, I look for inspiration in poetry.
Last week was one of those weeks when only Cher can make me feel better. So, what does one do when it’s been one of those weeks? The only thing you can do: Blast some Cher songs . . .
As a writer, I’m always looking for inspiration. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me something that gave me some hope.
In honor of this (almost) full moon Monday, I’m writing about another full-moon Monday I experienced recently. And it was one of those kinds of days.
I think I’m the exception to the rule, but, in general, I wake up in a pretty good mood on Monday mornings.