First flight

First flight

A bit over 10 years ago, I was traveling so much for business that Delta paid for my favorite pair of earrings, purchased from Tiffany’s. No, really. I made Delta’s “elite” Platinum status a couple of years in a row, and as a reward, I got to choose between receiving...
Accepting grief as a part of life

Accepting grief as a part of life

Flashback I’m working at a large law firm in Atlanta. Close to a thousand lawyers worldwide, nice enough people, entirely focused on business. Billing well north of $300 an hour each, we faced Serious Problems on behalf of our clients and we were expected to design...
Letting Go Gracefully?

Letting Go Gracefully?

I’m tired of letting go of the things “not meant for me.” I chose to let go of someone in the last few days, a relationship that mattered to me. Why? That’s irrelevant. It was necessary. It is painful. I was browsing Facebook (thinking, foolishly, that perhaps my...
Ministry of Presence

Ministry of Presence

I didn’t know the boy who had been killed in a car accident returning to college after Thanksgiving break. I don’t even remember his first name. And yet, the afternoon his death was announced in school, I found myself sitting with his mother and holding her hand. His...