What Do You Not Lack?

An essayist Pico Iyer once said that "Affluence is not a matter of what you have but what you don't lack.”  On the surface, he is just stating the obvious.  And yet, there is a difference between saying “I have a home” and saying “I am not homeless”. Perhaps re-focusing on “not lacking” as opposed… Continue reading What Do You Not Lack?


Little Joys

May you have a joyful Sunday, my friends. Wishing you a day full of meaning and little joys.  A little joy can be as simple as noticing a tiny white flower raising its head in your April garden.  It can be seeing a clumsy puppy running around his human, bursting with energy and joy of… Continue reading Little Joys

Wild Waiting 

Good morning everyone! May you have a week wild with joy. Hopefully you get to spend at least a little time in wild places: not just metaphorically, in your heart, but also in a very tangible sense of the word. Wishing you waterfalls, tree brunches over your head, mud on your shoes, harbingers of all… Continue reading Wild Waiting 

A Puppy

   In a car in front of me, a big puppy. His head hanging out of a window. Infinitely joyful. He delights in the wind, in the ever changing smells bathing his nose, in sights moving fast past him.  What about us, humans? Can't we also hang out of the window, excited about everything we… Continue reading A Puppy

Silver Lining

   I looked up at the sky - and froze in astonishment: an enormous cloud of pigeons was flying right over me, playful and free in the chilly October wind. There was an immense grace in their movement. They existed as one wave, strong and beautiful - not as a multitude of birds, each with… Continue reading Silver Lining


   What was the last time you were on a swing? What was the last time you have experienced the playfulness and innocence of flying high in the air, laughing and wondering why it took you so long to come back to this delight of your childhood?  Sometimes a few minutes on a swing is… Continue reading Swing 

A Sunny Heart

It's a rainy morning, but let's have a sunny day and a sunny heart.  If we slow down and become mindful of all the wonderful gifts of this Friday, both enormous (like having faith, loving someone, simply living another majestic day) and small (like these raindrops adorning every tiny leaf and flower) - it's impossible… Continue reading A Sunny Heart