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For What Am I Thankful?

For what am I thankful? I have asked myself that question hundreds of times in my life. In the past, I've thanked people for helping me in all sorts of ways: some lended me a hand with physical labor, some lended me their ear when I needed to vent my frustrations, and some provided me professional services such as legal or tax advice and estate planning. To all of those who provided me aid of one kind or another, I tried to make sure they knew I appreciated them by telling them thank you in... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, November 25, 2013
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Humans Are Grapes, Let's Make Wine

Have you ever participated in a wine tasting? It sounds like something that the Great Gatsby would enjoy. He might. There’s much more to evaluating a wine than just approving or disapproving the taste. What’s even more intriguing is that evaluating wine is almost identical to evaluating people. The wine making process is not simple. Many of us have the image in our minds of beautiful barefooted maidens dancing inside of a vat filled with grapes creating the juice that magically somehow... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, November 18, 2013
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The Simple Mark of Suffering

To those who are ill, I have a simple question for you: If you are able to find a cure for your illness, what is your intention with your new healthy life? I suppose some of you may be stunned by my question. Many of you have given little thought to the possibility of being well again. Most would answer, “I don’t have any idea what I would do.” I wonder often for what purpose am I helping someone to heal; and I fiercely hope whoever is helped has a purpose in mind. Although this subject may... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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