The little first grade student went toher art teacher with tears in her eyes.”Why are you crying?” the teacher asked.The little girl held up a blank sheet of paperand said, “My daddy said I was beautifuland I wanted to draw it. But I don’t knowwhat beautiful looks like?”The art teacher picked up the little girland put her on her lap and said,”You have asked a very profound question,young lady. Let me see if I can answer it.Have you ever seen a butterfly?”The little girl nodded her head yes.”Well,” the teacher said, “people look atbutterflies and see all the different patternsand … Continue reading HOW IS A PERSON’S BEAUTY LIKE A BUTTERFLY?
I admit I have a love-hate relationship with squirrels. Some days they’re cute and funny, other days they’re a nuisance as they attack our bird feeders. Most days they’re just plain squirrels — jumpy, nutty, flighty, unpredictable, scurrying around in a mildly insane manner. But let me admit something right here — the other day when I was scurrying around being flighty, acting a little nutty, maybe acting mildly insane, like I do on occasion…. I thought, “Just look at me. I’m acting squirrely.” My dad had another name for it — “Acting like a chicken with its head cut … Continue reading IT’S OKAY TO SOMETIMES ACT SQUIRRELY