Dear Gods of Work, Today I woke up with a bit of a headache. Can you tell me why that only seems to happen on Mondays? Anyway, I was wondering if you could get rid of it for me. On second thought, why don’t we just get rid of Mondays?
Dear Lord of Karma, Today, the Tears for Fears song, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” came on the radio. The way I felt when I heard it…that feeling…that’s what I want nirvana to feel like if/when I get there. I know it’s thousands of lifetimes from now, but I just wanted to go on […]
Dear Lords of Meditation and Mindfulness: Today, I went to lick and envelope and realized it was a self-adhesive envelope. I licked the pull tab. It didn’t taste good…although, it did taste better than the glue we usually have to lick. Please help me be more mindful today. Please help me find time to meditate […]
Dear gods of cleanliness, You see this mess on my desk. It’s a messy desk! Please intervene. After I go to sleep tonight, throw away at least 100 sticky notes that I’ll never get around to tossing. Start with the ones that remind me of doctors appointments long past. Oh, and I think there’s a […]
Today I had to cut a dead tree down. It went without a fight. I felled it without a tear. But that doesn’t mean it wanted to go or that I wanted it to go. I think we just both kinda knew the time had come. Universe, when my time comes, please give me a […]
I’m inside working. Outside, I hear people playing. In my next life, may I return as a person who gets to work in a playing capacity. Perhaps I test water balloons or do quality control for a video game company. If these are not part of my karma, then I’ll settle for mattress tester. Yeah. […]
My neighbor’s car died this morning. I know, because I heard the tow truck pull up. That sucks. But it got me thinking about the power of prayer in our everyday lives–and its limits. Dear Universe, if I should ever find myself in that situation, please smile upon me and show me your grace. How? […]
Whatever today holds, I’m ready. If, however, it also held a little sugar, that would help. Not a lot. Just a little. Sugar. Yes. It helps any situation. Wait, didn’t Mary Poppins already say this? Well, if she did, then I’m in total agreement.
Dear Everything, Here’s the thing. It’s Saturday, and I really want to rest. But I have a lot of things to do. I’m not actually going to ask you for anything. I’m just mentioning this because I feel the need to complain. Please forgive me. Okay, I’m off to rest. Or work. Or whatever.
Dear Universe, I vow to make tomorrow a better day – to really grab life by the horns and live out your destiny for me to the fullest. I know you have something special in store, and I can’t wait to participate. In the meantime, please let me enjoy a few more minutes on the […]