We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. ~Fred Rogers The government can do all sorts of terrible … Continue reading How Regular Americans are Taking Control
This is the story of a little girl who inspired millions. Last week, a man was having a horrible, terrible, no-good-very-bad morning. He boarded his regular commuter train, slumped down at his usual spot, and looked out the window. Soon enough, he noticed a little girl holding some paper shopping bags get onto the train. … Continue reading How One Little Girl Brightened A Million Days
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. ~Emma Lazarus The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants. ~Jorge Ramos Remember high school? It was probably … Continue reading Keep the Golden Door Open
Citizens working together are more powerful than US Attorneys. And presidents. ~Preet Bharara Note: Some of you may recall this post, which was originally published on October 31, 2017; its message felt especially relevant this week. I hope it reminds you just how much your daily contributions matter, and how powerful we are when we … Continue reading Don’t Ask Why. Ask Why Not.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ~Vincent Van Gogh Lulu loved lemonade stands. She loved selling fresh-squeezed lemonade from an adorable stand perched at the end of her driveway. She used the money she earned to buy the kinds of things that ten-year-old girls want. That is, until her … Continue reading We Can All Make Lemonade
Each little thing that you do can have a tremendous impact, and a huge ripple effect. ~Mason Wartman One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. ~John F. Kennedy In his mid-20s, Mason Wartman left Wall Street. He left a secure job with a pretty fantastic salary to move back to Philadelphia and … Continue reading Pay It Forward Pizza
We rise by lifting others. ~Robert Fitzgerald Please find your own unique way to speak out, act up, or just make a difference. Though it may not always seem it, the courage of immigrants is in all our DNA. Now’s the time to put it to good use. ~Penzys Spices Last week I got an … Continue reading Being Good is Good.