Being Good is Good.

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.

Planting It Forward

*Image courtesy of Plant-It-Forward If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Edison A few years back, Teresa O'Donnell, a Houston resident and corporate executive who had co-founded a successful software company, was charged with finding a way for her company to invest in "community wellbeing." "Community … Continue reading Planting It Forward

This is Not A Drill

If you have any heart, or care about anyone or anything, you need to be an advocate for change. ~Christine Yared (14-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) Do you remember tornado drills? If you're from the midwest, you probably do. You probably remember having to stop pasting macaroni or stringing beads so that … Continue reading This is Not A Drill

How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning

What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Pablo Picasso During WWII, a promising young jewish psychotherapist named Viktor Frankl was given an opportunity to escape the Nazis. He had obtained a passport - a … Continue reading How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning

Moving Mountains, One Shovelful at a Time

It always seems impossible until it's done. ~Nelson Mandela One day, an ordinary man named Dashrath Manjhi stood in front of a 300 foot mountain- a barrier of rock that separated him and his people from healthcare, education, and jobs. He picked up a simple chisel, and a hammer, and a shovel. And he went … Continue reading Moving Mountains, One Shovelful at a Time

Everyday People Make the Best Revolutionaries

This iconic image of Tank Man was captured by Jeff Widener for AP One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. ~John F. Kennedy   On a summer day in 1989, a man became world famous. We still don’t know who he is. In the summer of 1989, pro-democracy protestors occupied Tiananmen Square in … Continue reading Everyday People Make the Best Revolutionaries

Be the Inspiration

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams You never know when you're someone else's inspiration. In 1963, a group of women protested (in the rain) in front of the Kennedy White House. They were there on behalf of Women Strike … Continue reading Be the Inspiration