The best intentions

Intentions

Often times, all of us do things with the best of intentions. Yet just as often we have all seen the results being less than ideal. Like the old saying that “your heart was in the right place”. Which basically…

No Birthday for you!

birthday

My youngest Daughter has been inviting friends to her upcoming Birthday party for the past several weeks. But one of her dearest friends recently told her that she cannot attend because it is against her religion. And I must admit,…

Don’t sweat the small stuff

small stuff

Rule #1: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule #2: It’s all small stuff. While this may not be from the teachings of Buddha, I do however find it to be very Buddhist. In two short sentences, this conveys so much…

I have a friend

I have a friend

Yes, I have a friend. Actually, I am blessed to have so many wonderful and Noble friends. But today I have one precious friend in particular that has taught me something extremely important. Which is not to minimize in any…

Standards and practices

standards

What kind of standards do we hold one another up to? With a huge part of our practice being about acceptance and patience, one would think that we should have no standards with which we hold others accountable. But let’s…