Don’t Ask Why. Ask Why Not.

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.

We Can All Make Lemonade

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

Pay It Forward Pizza

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

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

Moving Mountains, One Shovelful at a Time

It always seems impossible until it's done. ~Nelson Mandela Note: Spring break has sprung! Some of you may recall this post, which was originally published on December 12, 2017; its message of perseverance and dedication felt especially relevant this week. I hope it reminds you just how much your daily contributions matter. I see the work … Continue reading Moving Mountains, One Shovelful at a Time

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