Self-esteem Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Some days, I feel lost in my own maze. I find myself frequently caught in the middle of moods that surround me on all sides, blocking my view of the sun. The days in my marriage that are hardest for me are the ones when it feels like something is “off” but nothing actually is. I have spent countless hours trying to bottle all the parts of our best days, so I could clone them later. But you can’t grow happiness in a jar. It can only be found in the wild. The movement and passion of organically grown joy has no synthetic equal. … More Self-esteem Doesn’t Grow on Trees

“Good girl!”

When I first started training my dog, I would say, “Good boy!” and give him a treat when he did what I asked him to do. I eventually realized that he didn’t care about the treat at all. All he cared about was hearing “good boy” from his mom. He does whatever he thinks I … More “Good girl!”

Like A Spider

How like a spider am I
Weaving a web to trap my loves
Too lazy to go out and get them
Too distrustful to let them come to me
Too hungry to let them live
Too tired to lure them in
How like a spider am I
Wrapping my loves up tight
Keeping them close
Keeping them stuck
Not letting them leave me
Not letting them love me … More Like A Spider