Every Moment of Every Day


Very little is needed to make a happy life: it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”

—Marcus Aurelius

I sometimes think of myself as an old soul. I wasn’t born that way. It was thrust upon me. Like so many I took all of the blessings bestowed on me for granted. I believed that life would always be the same. I had a handsome brilliant father and a beautiful loving mother. Together they created an environment for me and my brothers that was comfortable and secure. Mine was a world of books, trips, celebrations, adventures and always a routine in which I might flourish. I was unaware of poverty, hate, dangers. Those were concepts so foreign to me that I rarely gave them a thought. My extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins enriched my existence even more. My parents had good and loyal friends who often filled our home with laughter.  Continue reading “Every Moment of Every Day”