We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, “Hi there.” He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was … Continue reading Unless You Change And Become Like Little Children
After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.” The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who … Continue reading Family – Nothing In Life Is More Important
There once lived two sisters. One was named Sadness, the other, Happiness. Sadness was tall, skipped instead of walked where she was going, and always had a smile on her face. Happiness, on the other hand, was short, never skipped, and always scowled. If ever there was a case in which names didn’t matter, this seemed to be one. Still, … Continue reading How Loneliness Met Happiness
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the … Continue reading Paid In Full With One Glass of Milk
While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about — the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly. This one occurred a mere two feet away from me. Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning … Continue reading Don’t Hope… Decide!
A modern parable about Precious Time and Appreciating Life's Finite Nature The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday … Continue reading 1000 Marbles – By Jeffrey Davis
One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather across my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour. At one point the ant had to negotiate a crack in the concrete about 10mm … Continue reading The Story of An Ant