New Life

We recently welcomed new life into our home in the form of two kittens. Their names are Lizzie and Beth. There are a few people who think we are a little crazy. Kittens at our age? But these little bundles of energy are exactly what we needed. Living in a “senior” community we are surroundedContinue reading “New Life”

Rebels and Renegades

The world often sees rebels and renegades as groups of violent, angry people attempting to over throw the government or current social conventions or norms. Look the words up in the dictionary and that is pretty much what you will find. But I would like to suggest that we can be rebels or renegades byContinue reading “Rebels and Renegades”

Sometimes I Worry

I have to admit that like everyone else I worry. I worry about Bob’s health. I worry about the destruction of trees in my neighborhood and those who want to put up gates to keep “strangers” out. I worry about global warming and the destruction of the planet. I worry about COVID. I worry aboutContinue reading “Sometimes I Worry”

Strive to Become Better

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist These are words our world desperately needs to hear right now. This is the time to be love. To strive to become better than we are.Continue reading “Strive to Become Better”

Someday at Christmas

I won’t preach, because people who know me personally will tell you I can get quite wound up when I get started. But most of you who follow Espirational know that I believe with all my heart that the world depicited in this beautiful Stevie Wonder song can be “in time for you and me”Continue reading “Someday at Christmas”

What are we Waiting For?

Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent. I did not grow up in a tradition that observed advent, but I did later attend churches that did. Advent is a time of expectant waiting for the birth of Jesus. It may be seen as a time of preparation, repentance and fasting. Candles are lit each weekContinue reading “What are we Waiting For?”

Truth and Love Have Always Won

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it—always.” — Mahatma Gandhi It is easy to become discouraged when we are goingContinue reading “Truth and Love Have Always Won”

Walking the Walk

It is easier to talk about matters of faith, religion, and spirituality than actually walking our faith out in daily life. We are surrounded by examples of this every day. But how we live will be remembered long after our words are forgotten. As spiritual beings, we are called to live in this world butContinue reading “Walking the Walk”

When You Establish Peace

“When you establish peace, when you establish love, when you establish kindness here [inside], you cannot act any other way to the outside world.”― Mimi Ikonn