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Life Instruction Book. The Missing Manual

Updated: Dec 14, 2018

Sometimes I look on my life and think, "How did I get here? Did everyone else get a life instructions book, and I missed the call? Who could I have been if only I had done this rather than that; chosen this path rather than the other?" If this sounds familiar to you, then allow me to invite you into my exploration of these questions.

As I was driving my daughter to school this morning, we passed a young boy, who looked to be about 14, leaning against a big old cedar tree and crying as a police officer spoke to him. At that moment, I was aware of a series of stories about this scenario going through my mind, along with so many thoughts of "I wish…" I wished that I could help in some way, and the various ways in which I might be able to help -- say something or do s