Today, the topic is the transcendent power of love. It's also about politics and sports and religion and leadership. But bottom line? It's about love. When I saw this as a Facebook post by my friend, Lisa Brock, I knew I had to have it. Lisa was a former "competitor" of mine when I did consulting . . .
Maybe, like us, you have empty medicine bottles each month. Maybe, like us, you recycle them. Here's a better idea. Hospitals and pharmacies in rural Malawi don't have enough medicine bottles, so they dispense pills in small, torn pieces of paper. That makes them easy to lose. It's also easy for . . .
I'm not sure Ben E. King knew that he'd ignite a movement when he recorded Stand By Me in 1962. He didn't know it would be a hit by the Drifters and so many more or be part of a movie. But his death, juxtaposed against the great need in Nepal, reminded me of this fantastic version of the song by . . .
Seems to me we need more kindness in the world, don't you agree? To do my part, I'm starting a "Pay Kindness Forward" initiative for bloggers. Some people have chosen a word for the year, others have set resolutions, but I've not done either. Instead, I'm working with a concept that involves . . .
I'm still ...what is the word? "reeling" isn't exactly it and "sad" is close, so maybe I'll just say that I'm still thinking about Ferguson and how we got to that place where cities blow up over racial divides and wondering why we are still there and whether there's anything that can really be done . . .
Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Fact is, when friends get sick, and I mean REALLY sick, as in the need for extended treatment sick, many of us just freeze. And some just disappear. What can we possibly do to be helpful? To make a difference? To show we care? And not get in the way of family and . . .
Much excitement in the Bay area as our San Francisco Giants gave us a nail-biting, Valium-swallowing final game and pulled off their third World Series win in five years. There's no doubt that the last game and Series win can be laid at the feet of star pitcher Madison Bumgarden, an unassuming . . .
Do it Anyway, an Inspirational Poem by Kent Keith and popularized by Mother Teresa People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false . . .
I like the idea of killing the world with kindness. Let's do it. Let's kill the world with kindness. Because kindness matters. Let's each do some random acts of kindness today. Pick one that you'd really like to do and share it in the Comments below. You never know how your own might inspire . . .
Pray for Peace I must interrupt regularly scheduled programming because the world has gone mad once again and terrorists of all flavors are running rampant, many in the name of religion. Children are being beheaded. People are being buried alive. These barbarous acts are worse than we can . . .