ECHO: Love Stories of Humanity


January 2017

Angels in the Snow

To these two angels who came along this morning to pull my little Kia Soul out of deep snow on the side of the road. I am grateful. These two sisters tied my "little toaster and popped it out" within... Continue Reading →

Love Through Text

I have a dear friend I met when I had my retreat center. He and his wife would come about every month or so. After her death we have become more like family. Every few days he sends me these... Continue Reading →

The Love of One

This morning in my way into town I stopped to see a sweet soul at an assisted living facility. She’s been in hospice care for a bit. I am embarrassed and ashamed to admit that I haven’t visited in a... Continue Reading →

You Don’t Have to be so Brave

Every so often I go visit elderly folks at an assistant living facility near my house.  There is this sweet lady who is like an old movie star. Her beauty is transcendent. I always stop to say hello. Today she... Continue Reading →

Go Be Happy

The absence of proof is not necessarily proof of any evidence. You want to hold certainty in your hands and it can’t be done. It’s not available. The proof of life is in living and being aware of your humanness.... Continue Reading →

Lifetime Love Story

During my time as a hotel/retreat owner I met amazing people. Thousands walked through our doors. I heard stories of all types: challenges, sorrows, joys, marriages, divorces, illnesses, births, careers changes, like altering experiences, love stories and those of loss.... Continue Reading →

Gratitude for the Simple Things

Yesterday I met a homeless woman outside of Starbucks (lots of wonderful things always happen to me outside of these coffee shops). She had a supermarket cart with all her belongings near downtown Asheville. I stopped and asked if she... Continue Reading →

Aspire to Inspire Everyone You Meet

Every time I visit a certain facility I come across this sweet woman with dementia who never remembers me. I pop into her room because she’s so lovely. Her hair is always up with sparkling clips. She is just darling.... Continue Reading →

An Angel in Disguise

Sometimes we meet folks just to guide us for a few minutes. They become mentors to something special. They leave an imprint inside the heart through a word and a memory. Then when we least expect it later on that... Continue Reading →

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