I Call It Action Therapy

If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. ~Dalai Lama I'm a person of action. I'll bet you are too. So when I woke up this morning at … Continue reading I Call It Action Therapy

It’s All Doable – If We Work Together

Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination. ~Zig Ziglar One of the most common sources of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. ~Napoleon Hill Yesterday, I sat in a packed-to-capacity union hall, listening to former Missouri Senator, Claire McCaskill, who lost her seat in 2018 after … Continue reading It’s All Doable – If We Work Together

How to be a patriot in 2019

Patriotism (noun): devotion to and vigorous support for one's country Here we are, just days before the Fourth of July. Flags. Fireworks. Parades with smiling politicians and candy-throwers. But there are cracks beneath that cheerful veneer. You've seen the stories, haven't you? The treatment of asylum-seekers at the border, and at the "detention facilities" they're … Continue reading How to be a patriot in 2019

In Pursuit of Magic

"[L]ook for magic moments. ... [T]hink of the things that are magic moments that happen to you, like sunsets and sunrises, rainbows, beautiful birds, music and people’s lovely comments to you. All of those are magic moments and they are free for all. Be sure to keep your eye open for them." Julia Hawkins, 103-year-old … Continue reading In Pursuit of Magic

There’s Power in Everyone. There’s Power in You.

 When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven. ~Harriet Tubman She stood at just five feet, … Continue reading There’s Power in Everyone. There’s Power in You.

We Stand Taller … When We Hold Hands

It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies; yet our present numbers are sufficient to repel the force of all the world. ~Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776) Have you ever seen a redwood tree? They’re majestic and towering – scraping the sky while standing shoulder to shoulder with fellow redwoods in what … Continue reading We Stand Taller … When We Hold Hands

Doing Good Is Contagious

Nothing is so contagious as example, and we never do any great good or evil that does not produce its like. ~Francois de la Rochefoucauld [D]on't ever underestimate the importance that you can have. Because history has shown us courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. ~Michelle Obama … Continue reading Doing Good Is Contagious