Giving Friday

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Benjamin Franklin I'm sure a number of you are looking forward to “spirited” conversations around the Thanksgiving table. Whether it's a rousing debate with Uncle Will about free speech … Continue reading Giving Friday

The Power of Hate

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recently I've been forced to read Fox News. I'm tracking it for another newsletter I write (you can sign up for that newsletter - The Wonky News … Continue reading The Power of Hate

An Unholy Anniversary, Part III

A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Individually, we sparkle. Together, we light the way. ~Me November 8, 2016 will forever be etched in my brain. I remember being surprised that I was so emotional about casting my vote for who I thought … Continue reading An Unholy Anniversary, Part III

Plant 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 Plant It Forward

Why We’re Doing Better Than You Might Think

Movement is the big secret behind getting stuff done. ~Gary Halbert Flip on the news, and it's hard to watch. It's been that way for three years now. "BREAKING NEWS" banners don't get a break, and neither do we. This is a shock-and-awe campaign of a presidency, and for many of us, it's been demoralizing. … Continue reading Why We’re Doing Better Than You Might Think

Your Hero’s Journey

Do, or do not. There is no try. ~Yoda Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to be confident. ~Carrie Fisher Yesterday would have been Carrie Fisher's birthday. She's best known as the tough but elegant Princess Leia in Star Wars. She would have been 63, but her … Continue reading Your Hero’s Journey

You’re Part of The Community of Helpers

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. ~Zig Zigler Today has been one of those days that slips through your fingers like so many grains of sand. A blink of an eye ago I woke up. And yet, here I am and it's already early(ish) … Continue reading You’re Part of The Community of Helpers