Tag Archives: self-pity

Sunny Side Up

Maybe it’s not so important whether the glass is half-full or half-empty… at least the glass is not broken! Continue reading

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A Loving Punch in the Gut

One friend who will tell you the truth is worth more than a hundred who are happy to join your little pity party. Continue reading

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Among the most miserable choices we make is the one to stay where we are, keep doing what we’re doing, and gripe incessantly about it. Continue reading

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Faith, Fear & the Nearness of Eternity

In the howling chillness of the night,
a thin skin of ice formed
un-smoothly on the surface
of the rainwater tub. Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Hurt Kind

Focusing on our hurts nearly always makes them seem greater. Going on with the better parts of life frequently makes them seem less awful. Continue reading

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The Real Test

Rather than lending the typical sympathetic ear that comes so easily to such exchanges, I instead took a different tact. Continue reading

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Scattered Showers

For a while the wind stirred the dance of branches, a swishing and swaying of muted greens seen through the screen of the second story window. It seemed we would surely have rain but none came. The storm slid further to the north and east and we found not the least traces of darkened earth or gravel, not even a gathering on the windshields of the car and truck parked outside. Continue reading

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