Inspiring Wisdom Today

How could it happen–the evil Syrian gas attack? How could humans gas their fellows, including children? It’s bad enough to gas and kill adults, but to gas children seems even more barbaric. Why did this happen? Perhaps, Golding’s Lord of the Flies can answer. The book tells...

I never wanted to go to Mexico. I was afraid of the food, water, bugs, and getting sick. But then, my desire to see the Mayan ruins surpassed my fear, and off I went to the Yucatán. I met a land filled with contradictions. I saw...

I just got home from Spain, and one of my best takeaways from the trip was realizing that I am a citizen of the world. I'm still a citizen of the United States and will abide by the laws of this land, but more importantly,...

After not going abroad for 18 years, my desire to see the Prado Museum led me to take a tour of Spain. What did I learn? The power of the siesta and the fiesta. When our tour director told us how many Spanish stores close in...

Last week, I was hit for the THIRD time by a ball at work and got my THIRD concussion and injuries to my neck and back! I couldn't believe it happened–again! Last spring, I was hit twice by balls within two months and was still recovering...

As a substitute, I teach students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Although I'm the one with a couple advanced degrees, I often learn the most from my students, especially kindergartners. They're experts at love and acceptance. I've had many occasions where one of the kindergartners has...

Every year at this time, our country focuses on gratitude. We celebrate the blessings of abundance and fellowship of the Pilgrims and Indians’ feast. It’s great to feel grateful once a year, but how can we bring that feeling into our daily lives? The practice...

I'm still in shock. How could it happen? Trump our president? I cried during the election, and I cried after. Questions have flooded my mind. What will happen to our country? To our world? How will we maintain peace? Aside from my feelings and questions, I need...

I hope not. I just listened to the audiobook of Animal Farm by George Orwell and felt scared seeing similarities between the situation in the book and the current election climate. In the book, the ruling powers deceive and manipulate the ordinary farm animals through...

In all my years, I've never seen a presidential election prompt so much hate, fear, cruelty, and obsession. The major parties' candidates and their supporters bash each other. The drama fills the news and social media. As I've thought about all the arguing and bashing, I've...