R E S P E C T and 20 Ways to Find It

R E S P E C T and 20 Ways to Find It

With the passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and the song “Respect” playing in a loop in my head, I thought it worthwhile to look at this concept of Respect and how to get it. I was always told that you earn respect, which implies action on your...
Being of Service

Being of Service

I believe in being of service to others. It’s the right thing to do and I was taught that at an early age. I grew up watching my mother volunteer at my school, doing everything from baking cakes for the school carnival, to serving on the PTA, to being a room...
Be Kind

Be Kind

As I walked through Penn Station yesterday, I was reminded of the scene I witnessed a couple of years ago, where a police officer was high-fiving a little girl whose mother looked distracted. It was such a kind moment. Later I saw the same officer and showed her the...
Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow

On my walk this morning I noticed a log that had gotten wedged over the edge of the falls. There it sat, helpless, a shadow of its old strong self. A victim of circumstance beyond its control. Or… I looked closer. The water was flowing in and around it, making it a...
Nature’s Tattoos

Nature’s Tattoos

A few years ago I noticed a brownish mark on my face.  Concerned that it may be something ominous, I went to the dermatologist.  Anxiously, I pointed it out to doctor, who took a minute to look at it before saying, “Oh Sweetie, that’s just an age spot.  We can just...
I’m Asking You To Be Quiet

I’m Asking You To Be Quiet

I’m asking you to be quiet. For your own good. Every morning, when I was a kid, I’d wake up, get dressed and head to the kitchen for breakfast, where I’d be greeted by the voice of… Bruce Grant on WOOD radio. My mother was also there, being busy at something which I...
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