Pay Attention and Learn

With or without your permission, your mind will work hard to make sense out of the world. Pay attention and you’ll be amazed at what you can learn. – Michael Josephson

No Little Lies

Where trust is important, there are NO LITTLE LIES. Lies, however small they seem, are like germs. Without the antibody of trust they cause infections that kill credibility. – Michael Josephson See more rules about trust at

Give Back! It Will Improve Your World and Your Life!

Please join me in a commitment to at least double your charitable donations this year. It will improve the world and your life. “If you want to know how to live your life, think about what you want people to say about you after you die and live backward.” Having recently experienced a life-threatening health challenge I am more passionate …

Be Yourself!

It’s one thing to try to be better for someone who loves you and quite another to try to be different so someone will love you. Be yourself! Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Derived from a quote by Bernard Baruch (Often falsely attributes …

Friends Aren’t Perfect

We have to make room in our lives for people who may sometimes disappoint or exasperate us. If we hold our friends to a standard of perfection, or if they do that to us, we will end up far lonelier than we want to be. – Harold Kushner

Teamwork Wins!

Talent wins games but team work and intelligence wins championships. – Michael Jordan Read more on teamwork here!

Love & Validation

Love & Validation “One of the basic needs of every human being is the need to be loved, to have our wishes and feelings taken seriously, to be validated as people who matter.” – Harold S. Kushner

Never Be Fearful

You must never be fearful about what you’re doing when it is right. – Rosa Parks Moral harm comes to you moral compromise than moral courage.   The voice of moral courage is also our critical companion during troubling times; it provides us with the strength to cope with and overcome adversity and persevere when we want to quit or …

You Are in Charge of Your Happiness

Happiness is not an objective fact; it’s a feeling, a state of mind, and it’s a lifetime goal. Thus, regardless of your starting point, the pursuit of happiness is not really about being happy. It’s about being happier. You are in charge of your happiness. Find, enjoy and cherish things you love.

Everything You Need

I asked for EASE and I got hardships that taught me ENDURANCE. I asked for CONFIDENCE and I got hazards that made me COURAGEOUS. I asked for POWER and I got frustrations and failures that taught me PERSEVERANCE. I asked to be LOVED and I discovered serving others made me LOVING. I asked for FUN and I got family and …

How You Make Others Feel

Great visual reminder of Maya Angelou’s great insight about communications: “People don’t always remember what you say or even what you do But they do remember how you made them feel.”

A Few Caring People

Never believe that few caring can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have. Margaret Mead

I Am a Work in Process

I am a work in process. I am not as good as I want to be I am not as good as I should be. I will never be perfect, but I can strive everyday to be the best person I can be. And I can take pride that I am better than I used to be and not as …

Stroke of Luck

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. – The Dali Lama

Right to Do

Don’t focus on what you have a right to do, but on knowing and doing what’s right to do. – Michael Josephson


“An institution that holds itself accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody” – Thomas Paine (adapted)