Despite my intention to give up self-help books, I know that it's unrealistic. It's unlikely that I'll ever feel quite good enough to relax fully into being me. It's in my nature to want to try harder, do better, be better.
This Thanksgiving, I'm helping my kids participate by expressing their gratitude for the things that make their lives special. Every night, I lie in bed with them and ask them to be thankful for something, anything. It is also a good reminder for me to pause and be present with them.
The author and star of The Secret, had been actually keeping a secret. While making movies, videos, and writing books on all the things he firmly believes in, not once did he mention his interest in collecting rare books.
Being that we only have this one, wild and precious life as you and as me, right here and right now, striving to overcome, to lift one's spirits, to find and experience that which is good, satisfying, funny and loving is, for me, the only choice.
Basketball legend Bill Walton is beloved as much for his boundless enthusiasm and quirky individualism as for his hoops heroism. But the class and perseverance he's shown through decades of severe chronic back, leg and foot pain might just top his most courageous courtside achievements.