We often hear about how important it is to give thanks. Be grateful for where you are in life, people say! Yet it’s not always easy to do this, especially when you feel like a hot mess.
In the larger countries of North America we’re constantly striving and comparing ourselves to others. It’s part of the fabric of our culture. Although having travelled around a bit, I see that this isn’t necessarily a human trait. There are cultures where folks aren’t constantly looking at ot
Last summer my niece showed me a magic trick where she made her father levitate. He lay on what looked like a board covered by a sheet. A group of about six of us huddled outside on the lawn at dusk and watched mesmerized as his body rose up into the air. My niece stood behind him, her arms hovering above. I could see her little legs under the board with her father on it, so I knew that he was actually rising. At least that's what it looked like to me. "How did you do that?"