Author Archives: Eric Winger

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!

One More Cup

“Do not take anything for granted — not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed.” — Terri Guillemets   Closing up an early morning breakfast meeting, and after goodbyes … Continue reading

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The Gift Of The Present

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson Maybe there’s a reason that the words “presence” and “presents” rhyme. Being present is a gift, like the presence of a parent in a child’s life. There’s only … Continue reading

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Nether-land

Dedicated to anyone who is dealing with dementia. Nether-land Where do you go, o’ mother? Where does your mind rest? When your words in this world, unfurled, are not from your breath. Where do you go, o’ mother? What do … Continue reading

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Reaction Vs. Reflection

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” — Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati We spend a lot of time reacting everyday – job pressures, traffic, children crying, teenage tantrums, spousal arguments, 24/7 news assaults, emails, texts, phone calls, etc. But … Continue reading

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The Postcards All Have The Same Shape

“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. ” — Robert Fulghum One … Continue reading

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Run Over By A Millennial

“Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth.  But we seem to have no other.” — Ivy Compton-Burnett I took a run at lunch today. Before I got back to the office, A Millennial fellow runner spit … Continue reading

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Open Doors. Open Minds.

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell When you open a … Continue reading

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The Hatred Lives On

“hatred bounces” — e.e. cummings The hatred lives on. The hatred that manifested itself on a sunny, September morning twleve years ago; the hatred that fueled an unimaginable human tragedy; the hatred that led directly to two wars costing even … Continue reading

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Complaining. The Greatest Illusion.

Father: “Would you prefer to talk to a knowledgeable person so that you can create a better informed opinion?” Son: “No. I like my opinion and just want to complain to other people.” —  conversation in our house last night. … Continue reading

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Behind The Sign

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.  You won’t have time to make them all yourself. ” — Alfred Sheinwold When you read the message on a sign, or listen to a message from a person, there’s always … Continue reading

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