We are often blind to our own behavior and how our words affect others. Too often we tolerate others’ negativity for the sake of being polite. Too often we forget to work on ourselves.
In fifth grade, a girl across the street used to hang out in her front yard. We’ll call her Lalla. Her well-worn jacket and pants hung on her thin frame every season of the year. Lalla, chewing on a strand of hair watched us, the neighborhood kids, play group games. Kids called her Lalla Louse. “Don’t get close,” they’d yell, “the lice will get you!”
Generosity takes many forms. Spending time with a bedridden friend or taking the time to cook for the homeless are forms of generosity. But what about the world's billionaires?
Instead of believing everything external is real, what if we pay attention to moments of synchronicity? Synchronicity, a word coined by Carl Jung, describes seemingly coincidental events in the external world.
Bookclubs could be so much better. Instead of bouncing from book to book, we would...