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Random Acts of Smallness

Random Acts of Smallness

“Smallness is contagious.” I heard this at a conference recently. It occurred to me at times I’ve caught the smallness bug and even spread it. It feels ickier than the flu.  Symptoms may include difficulty swallowing others’ goodness, achievements, or successes. You may be infected if you find yourself gossiping, mocking, eye-rolling or feeling envious. Even worse for me was choking back my very own goodness, achievements, or successes. That is no way to live.

Get Real

Get Real

Let’s be real. It is so much easier that way, come to find out.  So much less to keep track of.

The truth is I was a liar for decades. Mainly white lies to be non-offensive, but lies by omission or flat out misrepresentation was my default mode. Half truths and untruths came out in benign matters like “How much did that lamp cost?” but also treacherous ones like saying “I love you” back when I didn’t.

Who Knew?

Who Knew?

If they’d-a told me two decades ago I would fall in love with living a spiritual life, I’d-a thought that was about as bloody likely as me getting hooked on the drugs and alcohol I was partying around with.

Wait. Both things happened, and not necessarily in that order.

My deep dive into spirituality had less to do with getting older, wiser, and more mature. It had everything to do with getting sober.  Ultimately I got it that sobriety and spirituality are intertwined.