Tag Archives: Inspiration

Imagine Something Better

“Trapped by reality, freed by imagination.” — Nicolas Manetta Tragedy can consume us; tragedy can overwhelm us; and tragedy can become us. But there are those among us who, when faced with tragedy, overcome it – using a little imagination. … Continue reading

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Subtle Messages

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” — Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood I took it upon myself to change the reader board at my daughter’s school tonight. When the kids come streaming … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better, America

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”  — Erma Bombeck There’s a sad statistic buried in this info graphic by CNCS, … Continue reading

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Looking Forward On The Path Of Giving Time

“But where were they going Without ever knowing the way?” — Fastball, The Way Yesterday, I looked inward at two years of giving my time. Today, the question is … … Where do I go from here? The short answer … Continue reading

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Looking Inward – The Culmination Of Two Years Of Giving

“We *do* have time to make a difference.” — GiveOurTime.com Two years ago today, the day after Christmas, I sat at our dining room table. The kids were fighting, there was wrapping paper everywhere, and the Christmas tree was at … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes, In Memoriam of Dr. Eugene Brady

“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 … Continue reading

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Dragons Are Eco-Friendly Transportation

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “I believe in everything until it’s disproved.  So I believe in fairies, … Continue reading

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An Empty Chairlift

An empty chairlift is an opportunity missed. It was an opportunity for a son and father to spend a day together doing something the son desperately wanted to do for a long, long time. It was an opportunity for a … Continue reading

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The Future Is In The Good Hands Of The Future Stars Family

There are times when a family extends beyond the family. Family was the theme of today’s meeting of Future Stars, a youth speaking and leadership group, modeled after a Toastmasters club. My children joined us which put about twenty kids … Continue reading

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Generosity Day Is Coming

“We’re rebooting Valentine’s Day” — Generosity Day Video If you haven’t heard of Generosity Day yet, consider it a Valentine’s Day reboot. I’ll be participating. If you need more convincing, consider it a one-day experiment in generosity. (Oh, and  watch … Continue reading

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