Thoughts on Las Vegas: The Caring of Strangers

When terrible things happen often all that can protect us or ease our pain is the caring of strangers and the commitment and skill of EMTs, ambulance drivers, police and doctors and nurses. We must celebrate and encourage the best that is in us, not demean our potential with easy cynicism. Human nature is complex but it can be grand …

Thoughts on Las Vegas: We Need Love for All Humanity

The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred. Our condolences and words of support to those most injured by the Las Vegas tragedy are sadly without power. Only persistent and direct love for all humanity – irrespective …

WORTH READING: The Moral Bucket List

by David Brooks When you meet someone that truly inspires you and you deeply admire, many people may wonder how this individual became such an upstanding person. David Brooks, an author for the The New York Times, wondered this same thing when he came across people in his life that radiated goodness, gratitude and virtue. Brooks came to the conclusion that …

What Will Matter: Teachers Edition

Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too your hopes, ambitions, plans, …

Say THANK YOU!

Memorial Day Weekend is not just a three-day weekend for vacations and picnics. It is a dedicated opportunity for us to experience and express appreciation for those who have and are servicing on our behalf. Be sure to take some time to say THANK YOU

The Honor Comes in Giving

“It is your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion — these are the things that count in a life. When you give purely, the honor comes in the giving, and that is honor enough.” Scott O’Grady, Air Force pilot (1995).

Worth Reading: Passover & The Meaning of Freedom

Courtesy of Aish.com Viktor Frankl, Passover, and the Meaning of Freedom Taste the power of true freedom. by Rabbi Yaakov Cohen Passover. The holiday that celebrates what it means to be truly free. But what is Freedom? Victor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychologist, was a survivor of two concentration camps. When he was liberated in April 1945, almost everyone in …

Set Yourself Free

Enjoy this powerful video about setting yourself free. What is holding you back from freeing yourself?

Amazement

We all have our own talents, take a few minutes to enjoy the unbelievable talents of these two young singers.

Tiny & Talented

No matter how small you are (or how small you feel) you can accomplish great things!

The Good from 2016

016 was a difficult year in our world, but let’s take a minute to recognize and appreciate all of the good that came out of 2016.

Garden of Beauty

It’s amazing how a beautiful garden can instantly grasp our attention, making us forget all our worries.

I Wish You Enough

Strive for a life that is “enough”…a life that fulfills you and brings you joy.

Everyday Beauty

Allow yourself to draw inspiration from anywhere, even the clouds.

Be Flexible

Sometimes we have to be flexible! Don’t let the ups and down of life get the best of you, learn to dance through the change!

Arts & Crafts Re-Imagined

It’s amazing how a childhood pastime can be such a stunning work of art.  Art is all about perspective!