Inspiring Wisdom Today

When I was child, I was fearless. I was a gymnast and never felt an ounce of fear. Even after multiple broken bones and a surgery, I was undaunted and returned to the sport as eager as ever. So what happened? Adulthood struck! I had responsibilities,...

Have you ever missed the miracles in your life because you got so caught up in the negative happenings of the day? I have. I had many miracles this past week, but when I dropped my phone and shattered the screen, my mind turned to muck, and...

After a week of threats between the U.S. and North Korea, I wish that my flight to Egypt tomorrow was a flight to the moon! I’d feel safer off the earth. As I read the news today where the Chinese president urged calm between the politicians...

One of the benefits of traveling is learning about the magnificent works of humanity done across the globe that I never heard about in school or from the American media. I recently visited Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London, and although I was excited to see the...

Is it safe? Aren't you afraid to go? Those are the first questions people ask me when I tell them I'm going to Egypt next week. I booked my tour through a reputable company who regular checks the safety of the international scene. No check is...

After not traveling for 18 years, the travel bug hit, and I just completed my fourth international trip in eight months. What have I learned? I've seen beautiful sites and learned about many cultures, but more than anything, I've experienced love around the world. Some examples: • In...

Who would have thought that seeing an opera about a man becoming a woman would be one of the most inspiring shows I’ve ever seen? Before the show began, one of its librettists, a transgender woman, spoke. She shared about the human desire to be...

Little did I know that when I started substitute teaching a couple years ago, I would have the greatest education about life in the inner city. I grew up in a suburb where kids had three or more meals a day and had a full...

Have you ever been unfairly judged? This week, I had such an experience, and it felt awful. The person even conscripted others into her viewpoint, and they joined forces against me.  I wanted to cry, but I had to keep my feelings inside until I...

I hadn’t traveled for 18 years, and then last November, I turned 53, and it hit—I’m 53! How did this happen? I have a whole world to explore, and I’d better get going! Since then, I’ve been to Spain, the Yucatan, and Eastern Europe. I just...