Jewel sang a song about Hands. “My hands are small, I know, but they are not yours, they are my own.” I used to play it over and over. It seemed to speak to me.
Recently, while riding in the car, I noticed a finger on one hand was hurting from a small cut I incurred while chopping carrots for a hearty chicken soup. At the same time, I noticed my other hand smarting from a burn I received soon after the cut, while removing two fragrant quiches from the oven. Those tiny aches made me…Continue
Things are busy busy for yours truly during the holidays. Thanks to following the teachings of Dan Miller, I have so much work to accomplish before 2016 gets here that I almost forgot to post this poignant blog! And I love every minute of the work I'm doing. Hope you are the same...
I wanted to relay the story of a friend of mine who had been getting her daughter to do Christmas cards for her coworkers. Dan and Joanne just wrapped up their excellent "Raising Creative Kids"…
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Fast forward five years later. Will you be where you want to be?
Even more important, when you look back on today, will you like what you see? Did you fritter today away with insignificant busyness or did you live with passion?
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I mentioned previously how wonderful my children were during this entire time and how much they all did to help me. Of course my husband was by my side every minute even sleeping in the ICU so as not to leave me that first night. My brother who lives a little over an hour away was at the hospital every day. One of the things the nurses and technicians all said was they were impressed with what a close and loving family I have. On one of my very slow, painful walks around the 6th floor of the…Continue
Just a friendly reminder: Don't you give up! Get hope & encouragement…Continue
The average millionaire reads at least one nonfiction book per month. And while reading books is not the only reason for their success, it’s certainly a major contributor!
Let’s face it- you don’t know what you don’t know. If you have no information about how to achieve your goals and change your life for the better, you just continue to drift aimlessly, never achieving much of…Continue
Jack had passion.
When he was in grade school Jack had a paper route. But not just one paper route – he had two. That means he delivered twice as many papers in the morning and the afternoon than the other paperboys.
When Jack entered high school he wanted to be on the football team. He was…Continue
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My husband Matt and I watched a documentary called "On the Way to School" this morning. It's streaming on Netflix now, if you're subscribed... highly recommended, needless to say, since I'm basing this whole post around it.
The film centers on different kids as they make their way to school, many of them several hours away and across dangerous terrain. Some kids are in Africa, some in Asia and South America. Most of the kids walk, some take horses or intermittently hitchhike, and one…Continue
Almost everyone wants to have their own business. Of course, you don't want to spend the rest of your life working for someone else. It is easy to think of an idea on what business to venture. Even if you don't have a background in operating a business. If a great business idea knocks on your mind, the best thing to do is to act! So, the next question would be, how will you start to deal with this business idea?
Starting a business is not easy, you have to plan for it carefully…Continue
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Last year, I taught my students the 48 Days to the Work You Love. I thought it would be exciting for a bunch of 15-year-old 9th graders to start developing job-hunting skills that I didn't learn until after military and college. I also taught them about a World War II hero named Sophie Scholl, through one of my favorite movies…Continue
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We have all heard that love is the greatest thing in life. We read it in literature, see it in movies, watch it on television, and witness it in history. And most of us would say that we have personally experienced love.
If this is true, then it is extremely important…Continue
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Recently I had a discussion with my granddaughter, Clara, about why we give at Christmas. I told her of the wise men bringing gifts to the Christ child and told her how, during the Christmas holiday, we have the opportunity to give back to people we love and are important to us. It is also a time to give to others who might be less fortunate. It is a time of intentional giving.
I’ve been thinking about what Clara and I talked about. Not always were Dan and…Continue