“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
As I wrap up preparations for tomorrow’s – well, now today’s given the hour – Thanksgiving celebration, I am flooded with wonderful memories from my childhood.
My grandmother would rise at 3AM to put the turkey in the oven. I don’t think I should say ‘rise’, because I’m not sure she ever slept. I’d inherited her ability to get an hour or two of sleep and function at full capacity, but sadly outgrew it.Continue reading “Thanksgiving eve.”
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
As we dance through our Saturday, complaining about the cold, the impending snow and our COVID restrictions, let us take a moment to remember how good we have it.Continue reading “Daily thoughts. Points to ponder. Soulful reflections.”
I read a great book once – well, more than once – written by James C. Hunter, “The Servant: A Simple Story about the True Essence of Leadership” that made a big impact on me. It is a book that teaches rather than lectures, filled with ways to improve your leadership skills through the timeless virtues that result in lasting and meaningful success. Continue reading “Service and endorphins – a drug and alcohol free way to feel (and do some) good.”