Problem solved . . . instantly!

  I feel like a little kid right now who is hopping up-and-down with excitement. (For the record, I’m not hopping up-and-down; I just feel that way.) And what has me feeling so excited?…Would you believe, an email account? It sounds strange, I know, and I will explain, but first … Have you never noticed […] Read more »

Celebrating Authenticity: Rick Cormier

  Have you ever noticed how much fun it is to be around someone who is being completely authentic? Not only do they light up, but they seem to light up every thing and every one around them. When we think about authenticity, we tend to think of individuality, but being authentic isn’t really about […] Read more »

Making the Homeless Smile

Three teenagers, who have developed quite a following on You Tube (under the name TrueStoryASA), took a departure from their usual prank videos.  Instead they set out to “Make the Homeless Smile.”  They’ve made a whole lot of other people smile as well:   Read more »

Fearing Life’s Changes? Here’s an Antidote.

  Instead of fearing life’s changes, why not move gently in their direction? Those words came to me recently in an “a-ha” moment of clarity.  I’m grateful for the insight and the resulting sense of empowerment. I needed it! You see, I have been dreading and fearing the end of my mothering role. Of course, […] Read more »

Reinstating a Beautiful Tradition . . . Suspended Coffee

  A kind-hearted tradition that began nearly 100 years ago is making a comeback in many parts of Europe.  Writer, Luciano de Crescenzo describes the tradition of “suspended coffee”: “When a person who had a break of good luck entered a cafe and ordered a cup of coffee, he didn’t pay just for one, but for two cups, allowing someone […] Read more »

Boston Area Residents Reach Out to Help

In the midst of terror and tragedy, thousands of Boston-area residents are “Being a Blessing”.  Many offered rides out of the city.  Others offered up their homes. At 5:39 p.m. the first entry appeared on the public Google spreadsheet announcing offers of help.  Only two hours later, the list had grown to over 4,000! In his article, Eric […] Read more »

Don’t listen to songs you don’t like

  I had an illuminating conversation with my 19-year-old son.   I playfully asked him why it is that the songs that get stuck in our heads are usually the songs that we don’t like.  I was surprised to hear him say that that has never happened to him. Then he said something quite profound: “I […] Read more »

The best kind of win.

This story is travelling quickly around the internet, for good reason.  Watch as a high school basketball player chooses to “be a blessing” to a mentally challenged player on an opposing team. Click here to access video. (You may want to have a tissue handy.)   Read more »

Everything is here to serve us.

  Most of us have probably heard the statement that “everything is here to serve us”. If we’ve all heard it before, then that doesn’t sound like much of an “a ha” moment. But I recently experienced it for myself in a way that makes this concept come alive, and I have been able to […] Read more »

An athlete worth admiring

In a time when there seem to be too many stories of destruction caused by a win-at-all-costs mentality, it’s absolutely heartwarming to see an athlete do the right thing. At a recent cross-country event, Spanish runner, Ivan Fernandez Anaya, was in second place behind Abel Mutai of Kenya, who had won the bronze medal during […] Read more »

The Top 5 Reasons of the Week Why I Am RADICALLY Blessed

  (Disclosure:  I am fully aware that I am blessed in ways much more significant and numerous than what is contained in the list below.  However, these are the blessings in particular which caused me to pause, appreciate and revel over this past week.)   When it was -5 degrees outside at 6:00 a.m., I got […] Read more »

Feeling Like a Kid on Christmas Morning

I felt blessed for so many reasons during this recent holiday season, but one moment in particular really stands out. My nephew was back home for his first Christmas in four years after serving in the Marines.  Not only were we thrilled to have him home safe with us after two tours in Afghanistan, we […] Read more »

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