Tag Archives: family

Those Little White Dashes

“Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” — Mother Teresa As our family drove on an epic 4,000 mile family vacation this past week, we passed through a vast … Continue reading

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Some Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson As you do your last minute shopping and wrapping, remember that one of the most valuable gifts you can give … … is the gift of your time. … Continue reading

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Measuring The Ripple Effect

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” — Scott Adams Unbelievably nice weather on the Oregon coast drew our family out to create a few ripples. While the kids … Continue reading

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Never Forget. Act To Remember

“9/11 was a reminder that the bonds of family can be severed in an instant. They are essential, crucial, valuable, fragile.” — Peter Jennings On September 10th, 2001, almost 3000 people were not told they had one day to live. On September … Continue reading

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Yes Dad, I Cleaned My Room

“Garbage clutters the house that has no dream.” — Mike Dolan Over time, a clean room sounds something like this. Age 4 – “Aww cwean!” Age 6 – “I did a good job cweaning my room!” Age 8 – “It’s … Continue reading

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Who’s Missing?

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” — George Santayana, The Life of Reason Ever watch co-workers try to figure out who’s missing so they can start a meeting? It always takes a few seconds to remember that Fred is on vacation … Continue reading

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Eleven Easy Ways To Leap Into Action And Make A Difference

“Well done is better than well said.” — Benjamin Franklin When I started my challenge on the day after Christmas 2010, I wanted to give my time with intent to help someone, everyday. That way I could make a small and … Continue reading

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