Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
It's been three years!! It is time to share again.
This column first appeared in the Davis Journal in January, 2021. I hope it gave the Davis County readers something to think about, and now I am sharing it with you.
I have been publishing a column in Davis County's newspaper for more than 10 years. My messages cover everything from politics to people, gifts to gratitude. I hope to share a few more with you, some current, some past.
Please enjoy ...
Sunday, February 18, 2018
One of the activities was to listen to a song by Lee Ann Womack, "I hope you dance."
I have a children's book in my office with pictures that accompany the song -- the only children's book in that room -- so after the colored pencils and the magnets have been played with, the globe has been twirled and the easy chair has been jumped on and spun around, the book comes out. And when I can't exactly remember the melody, I find the old CD player and we hear it sung right.
The words were written by Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers and so perfectly capture the feelings I have as I watch these little spirits take on the world.
Here are a few:
"I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.
Whenever one door closes, I hope one door opens.
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance.
And when you get the choicer to sit it our or dance ..
"I hope you dance."
That has been my wish for all my children, and now my grandchildren. It is something I have always tried to do.
And it is a great blessing to see them embrace the world and its beauties and opportunities.
And stand beside the ocean.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
And we didn't know that it would be a space so small that only the early few would get the prime shots as the sun would light the underside of the arch and the canyons and rock formations in the valley below.
Or that people from Norway and Japan, India and Texas would be vying for the shots past rows of photographers who'd set up tripods already an hour before and that by sunrise there would be more than dozens, there would be hundreds.
But we had our muffins and orange juice and could last all the way until the others had gotten their shots.
And it was worth it.