Butterflies mean more

The beauty of nature is impressive to me, and I enjoy it all the time we can appreciate it all. We just had the opportunity to spend nine days with my sister-in-law and her husband in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Each day from our balcony, we saw dolphins jumping, swimming, and diving. In addition, we sawContinue reading “Butterflies mean more”

Imagine, what words would you choose?

In 2004 Rolling Stones labeled John Lennon’s song Imagine the third greatest song of all time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Stone%27s_500_Greatest_Songs_of_All_Time The list was updated again in 2010, and it remains in its same ranked position. I have utilized the theme of “Imagine” several times over my career in education in different settings and ways. It is a timelessContinue reading “Imagine, what words would you choose?”

Excellent quality-A season for everyone

Seasons change in our lives as well in our years. It happens fast as we get older, and we wake up to a new season we were not prepared for as we open our eyes. Suddenly we look into the mirror and see a reflection we knew from long ago. A face that told usContinue reading “Excellent quality-A season for everyone”

Cultivating Culture with Gratitude

Many of the posts and articles I have written speak about gratitude. One of the most important aspects of a leader’s responsibility is providing, modeling, and supporting this character trait. Authenticity is the approach to everything you do. The worse thing you can do is to fake your approach to an appreciation for others. ThenContinue reading “Cultivating Culture with Gratitude”

Wishes, Do you have them?

Twinkle, Twinkle, little star, When you wish upon a star……Blow out the candles and make a wish. All of my childhood seems to be full of dreams, wishes, and hopes. I am sure you share this with me. We watched and read about many happy endings. The book by Beth Thomas, Powered by Happy, providesContinue reading “Wishes, Do you have them?”

Motivation-Validation

Monday’s can be a day measured differently for many. It is based on the life experiences of the weekend, the feelings they have for where they are, expectations, mindsets, and the culture. Life journeys are different for each of us. Many things are not visible and are hard to detect. It takes effort to workContinue reading “Motivation-Validation”

Obligations, we all have them

Nobody needs to tell you about having obligations; we learn this as a child. We have responsibilities to ourselves, family, community, country, and let’s not leave God out. But when it comes to meeting these obligations, what takes priority? “In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if youContinue reading “Obligations, we all have them”

Quotes and thoughts

I enjoy reading quotes. One of my favorite things is to see a quote and then see others’ responses to the quote. So many thoughts, ideas, and wisdom are shared. Here are a few to review… Share your thoughts. Do you have a favorite quote you use? What is one that helps you the most?Continue reading “Quotes and thoughts”

Pop’in back, Getting to know you!

Relationship building is a priority for every organization during this time. Our world has experienced a great deal of stress, and we continue to have changes made to our daily lives. Bringing fun into the work environment and getting to know those we share time with are helpful in many ways. Building relationships build trust,Continue reading “Pop’in back, Getting to know you!”