Growing up, life was not easy. I experienced many traumas- physical abuse from my father, being deemed the scapegoat and being blamed for everything by my immediate family members, bullying from classmates, being talked down to and humiliated by teachers, and outcasted by people who I thought were friends. I remember the words of wisdom … Continue reading Freedom in Forgiveness by Sky Daniels; based on an essay written by teenaged Sky Daniels; Edit by Robert Goodman, Esq.
What is dignity? Why do we sometimes lose it, and why do some have it taken away? Is dignity something we are born with or is it something that we earn or develop? The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines dignity as "the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed, and it usually applies to someone … Continue reading Dignity: Where is it, and where does it go?
Let go of chains that were broken a long time ago.Operate under the reality that bright and shiny skies exist and are present now.Value what you have over what you hope for; the things you hope for will become what you have.Everyday is an opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful things that life has … Continue reading Love Conquers All by Sky Daniels
Forget the past. It’s just a dream you keep alive by dreaming A balloon that wants to hit the ground and burst But which you keep afloat by thinking. The past is only a tail You keep dragging behind you Collecting dust and dirt Until it’s so heavy with bitterness and regret It stops you … Continue reading Forget The Past: A Poem by Steve Taylor
"Miracles- A surprising and welcoming event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency." -Oxford DictionaryEveryone should believe in miracles. Those who don't believe in them, are unable to see things that outshines the ordinary, or even worse, they have an inability to … Continue reading The Debate on Miracles by Sky Daniels
Today I prayed.Not because I believed the fingers of a higher power would magically snap and make everything okay, but because something needed to be processed within my thoughts.I prayed for peace – stillness in the middle of the storm, but not in the way one would think. I did not need the waters to … Continue reading Today I prayed I am by Sky Daniels; Edit by Robert Goodman, Esq.
I often find myself pondering upon the definition of words mainly to analyze them and to see if I truly understand their meaning. One word that remains in my mind is the Hebrew word shalom. If one were to ask people, “Who knows what the word shalom means?” the majority most likely would say “peace.” After … Continue reading True meaning of Shalom by Sky Daniels; Edit by Robert Goodman, Esq.