Can One Person Really Make a Difference????

(Information of this essay comes from the following sources: sermon “One Person Can Make A Difference” by Dean Morgan printed on the website sermoncentral.com, pages from the websites biographyonline.net, Wikipedia.org, the book “Letting God” by A. Philip Parham)                             * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * In our …

Creativity – Nothing Is Etched in Stone

(Information for this essay comes from the following books “The Hollywood Reporter Book of Box Office Hits” by Susan Sackett, “Celebrity Setbacks” by Ed Lucaire)                                                    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * From about 1988 – 2000, I tried to set up a sketch comedy troupe for the psychiatric/physically challenged …

Stamp Out Bigotry and Prejudice

 (Information for this essay comes from the following sources: the books “Personhood” by Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia, “When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough” by Rabbi Harold Kushner)                                   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Prejudice and bigotry are not a monopoly of a few people. These beliefs are all …

To Live Forever

(Information from this essay comes from the pages of the following websites: Wikipedia.org, mnn.com, forbes.com. organdonor.gov., donatelifeny.org., and the following books “Yes I Can!” by Kenneth J. Brown, “Water Into Wine” by Tom Harpur, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Dr. Viktor E. Frankl)  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We …

Late Bloomers

(Information for this essay comes from the pages of the following websites: wikipedia.org, careerchangepathways.com, buzzfeed.com, more.com, accessatlanta.com, refinery29.com, psychologytoday.com, imdb.com)                              * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We reach a certain age and we think to ourselves that it’s too late in life to attempt …

Values

(Information for this essay comes from the following sources: the essay “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson; books “Love” by Dr. Leo Buscaglia, “Can We Be Good Without God?” by Dr. Robert Buckman, “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron with Mark Bryan and “The Spirituality of Gentleness” by Judith C. Lechman)                                         * * * * * * * * …

A Key to Happiness (Perhaps?)

(Information for this essay comes from the following books: “The Gift Of Giving” by Michael Lynberg and “When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough” by Harold Kushner) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Most of us are pleasure seekers…. in search of happiness. For example, we are …

Celebrating Celebrity Failures

(Information for this essay comes from the following sources: websites “presentoutlook.com/famous failures”, “getbusylivingblog.com” and the book “Celebrity Setbacks” by Ed Lucaire.)                     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * In our pursuit of our dreams, we are often intimidated by the success of celebrities. We …

Life Is in the Journey, Not the Destination

(Information for this essay comes from the following sources: “The Path With Heart” by Michael Lynberg, “Personhood’ by Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia and “The Lessons of St Francis” by John Michael Talbot with Steve Rabey.)                                          * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If only…..2 paralyzing words that lay a burden on our …

To Whom Are You Grateful?

To whom are you grateful? Who has made your life better? More productive? More enjoyable? There are a host of people who have made my life better. Too many to thank in this essay.                                                * * * * * * * * * * * * Let’s start with those who helped me fight my disabling disorder that has …