Life is weird and wonderful, all these new experiences making me new in turn, bringing me happiness and joy in a different sort of service than I’ve ever known before.
“I Love You” | Choose Joy
Those words need to be said, and they need to be heard.
World Kindness Day | Choose Joy
Kindness makes or breaks a civilization.
What I’ve Learned from Adam | Choose Joy
Grief doesn’t have to be something negative; it can be filled with love and hope and happiness.
All You Need Is Love | Choose Joy
Real love is constant, like the deep thrum of your heart in your chest or the perpetual rushing of blood through your veins.
National Pet Day | Choose Joy
Pets are something special, a way for humans and animals to meet in harmony. They can lift burdens and inspire happiness.
How to Deal with Catastrophic Heartbreak | Choose Joy
How do you deal with your bleeding heart lying glittering and golden in your hands, refined through trials, burnished with affliction, still pliable, beautiful in its scarred brutality, beating with pain for someone else?
The Joy of Loving and Being Loved
Love is easy. It’s as easy as breathing. Loving, and being loved, has brought me untold joy.
The Girl from Venice | WWII
This book is beautiful and romantic with a thread of hope that weaves throughout the entire plot, turning the death and destruction of war into a glimpse of the human capacity for good.
Number the Stars | WWII
I could say something here about the beauty of Lois Lowry’s prose, the poetry in her writing, the depth in her characters. All good reasons to enjoy a book. But I’ll just go with this: it’s true and important.
What My Parents Have Taught Me about Marriage
It all started with a product description. As a lark, and because my dad asked me, I wrote up a product description, a “Get your Gary!” sort of thing. But then I started thinking about it. I had written a few pithy lines about Gary’s selling points, but what got me was what I didn’t…