Listen With Your Heart – Not Your Ears

We hear with our ears, but we listen with our hearts

"We hear with our ears, but we listen with our hearts." - A Focus on the Family podcast guest I can't tell you how many times I've heard what someone said, but I didn't invest the time, give the respect, or care enough to listen with the intent of understanding what the other person had… Continue reading Listen With Your Heart – Not Your Ears

Life Purpose Is About Service – Not Privilege

Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth - Emma Vernon

"Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth." - Emma Vernon. Here's one of life's fundamental concepts: "There's a price to pay for everything," and the rightful price required for our very existence is Service to those around us. Just to be sure that we're on the same page, let's define Service as seeing… Continue reading Life Purpose Is About Service – Not Privilege

You Are The Soul Within

I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lies within. - Rumi

10/31/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "I am not this hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within." - Rumi I heard this quote from a cancer survivor, and the truth it holds made me consider that which I see and hear in this life, because what I perceive leads to… Continue reading You Are The Soul Within

Choose Kindness In Conflict

If you think you have to choose between being kind and being right - choose kindness

9/24/18 "If you think you have to choose between being kind and being right... Choose kindness." - Unknown (It was the subject of a blog post by Steven Colborne) It's a Fool's Choice to think I have to choose between kindness or being right. If I'm honest with myself, the real question is "Where's my heart… Continue reading Choose Kindness In Conflict

Living Dreams – Overcoming Fear

Too Many Of Us Are Not Living Our Dreams Because We Are Living In Our Fears - Les Brown

8/26/18 "Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living in our fears." - Les Brown Along the lines of yesterday's Post-It Note, the path to any Dream of that worth anything will be littered with self-doubt, external criticism, and challenges along the way and any of these can create a… Continue reading Living Dreams – Overcoming Fear

Do The Good That You Can

If You Can't Feed 100 People Then Just Feed One

8/18/18 "If you can't feed 100 people, then just feed one." - Mother Teresa Too often we see social issues such as hunger, poverty, broken families, injustice, addiction, and slavery (yes, slavery exists more today in our world than ever before) and we wonder within ourselves, "How could I ever make a difference?" It's in this question… Continue reading Do The Good That You Can

Pick Your Friends Wisely

I Am Not The Smartest Man In The Word But I Sure Can Pick Good Colleagues

8/16/18 "I'm not the smartest man in the world, but I sure can pick good colleagues." - Franklin D. Roosevelt Good friends are important for success, and not-so-good friends are often contributing factors in failure; therefore, we need to be selective about who we allow to speak into our lives. Good friends will encourage, offer… Continue reading Pick Your Friends Wisely