When I create a wordgift thoughts about victory, achievement and fulfillment come to mind. I am joyful to  help enhance any accomplishment. But my thinking also wanders to and wonders about suffering and agony. In my travels I meet people who grapple with grief. They share their stories of loss…of pain. Soon after I go home and write to hopefully help…help someone  find peace through my words.

I believe life is an imbalance of joy and heartache. Each of us will experience both. Some suffer far more than others…and for that I have no rationale. Inequities and all, life is still wonderful. It’s still a gift. It’s still an opportunity to develop deep friendships and help the helpless. We grow and relieve much of our suffering by moving from inward to outward; from self to other. From experience, I can tell you it works.