A Week of Heroism

It didn’t strike me until late Friday afternoon how emotionally drained I was from last week. No matter how many times our country and our world goes through a terrible act — terrorism or natural disaster — it always takes time for the pain to set in. And at each of those events, the days […]

24 Hours of Gratitude

Yesterday I marked each hour with a tweet of something I am grateful for. The full list is below, but I challenge you to do the same. Use the hashtag #24HoursOfGratitude and see what really matters to you. 1:00 – Family 2:00 – A Job 3:00 – Steve 4:00 – Friends 5:00 – Love 6:00 […]

FOCUS: Be Open!

Selected Life Lesson My husband and I walked into a store we don’t shop in and we were quick to judge this girl — we were both ashamed. She was very sweet and helpful. -Lori R’s Life Lesson from Des Moines, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… Last week’s lesson was about assuming. How did your reflection on […]

The Power of Positivity

Talking to strangers is something I have never been good at doing. Perhaps it has come from bad airline conversations or super-awkward moments on the subways here in New York City, but I usually refrain from longer than “hello” conversations with people I don’t know. All that began to change as I took my trip […]

Kindness Heals

In this world, no matter your culture, your language, your faith, your career and anything else that is a part of your life, I argue there are a few commonalities between all humans. We all love. We all want to be loved. But we are all also battling something. For some people, it is love […]

FOCUS: The Little Things!

Selected Life Lesson Make eye contact and greet people by name. -Sara C’s Life Lesson from Strafford, Missouri Richard’s Thoughts… I forget who said it, but I remember hearing it a long time ago, but it went something like this: The most beautiful sound in the world to someone is the sound of their own […]