Thinking vs Knowing

A thinking thought for today! “There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.” Matthew McConaughey What is the difference? Is it because you hold a title? A young mother fights breast cancer and becomes cancer-free. She is a champion. She knows what she has overcome and does not needContinue reading “Thinking vs Knowing”

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”

My Day is great, because of you!

It is a blessed day because of you! Share Monday motivation, moments of kindness, minutes of memory-making, and more meaningful conversations with those you meet! Pick a favorite quote and post it so you can see it all the time. Could you share them with others? Drop a note to co-workers, be the positive lightContinue reading “My Day is great, because of you!”

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?”

Who’s Talking?

Have you had a great conversation lately? Who was it with? Did you do more talking or listening? When do you feel more uplifted? Is it when you are talking or when you are listening? Who are you listening to? I work at home with my writing. I have no media on at all. MyContinue reading “Who’s Talking?”

Because I am Happy

Pharrell Williams’s song Happy is great! Tap your foot, clap your hands, smile, and sing along. However, are people happy? Did we forget what it is that makes us happy? How do you define happiness? The dictionary simply defines it as “the state of being happy.” Happiness is that feeling that comes over you whenContinue reading “Because I am Happy”

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”