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You Make the World a More Beautiful Place

Every day is made up of a series of moments that contribute to you being positive or negative. You have the choice to make a difference in every moment in your life and in others’ lives.  It doesn’t have to be something large or grandiose. Sometimes, it is just the simple things that have […]

Airport Frenzy

In our book, one of the first things we talk about is taking a moment before you react in any situation, especially a negative one. We suggest using that pause to take a deep breath and gather your thoughts to think about how you want to feel in the moment you are currently facing. […]

A Dog’s Point of View

Jeanie spends a lot of her free time volunteering for Hero Dogs, an organization that trains and places service dogs with injured and disabled Veterans. Brendan Biondi wrote  “Song My Dog Wrote” while he has been training a dog for Hero Dogs.

You can see the story about him and the song at this link:

The […]

A Mom ‘Spective

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, I thought it was a great time to post this quote from Nancy Friday:

“When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.”

What a great mom ‘spective!

The Back Nine

My father recently forwarded me an email containing the following article. Dad suggested this was a great ‘spective on life via a golfer’s eyes. I did some research to find the original author but all I found was various forms of this re-posted throughout the internet. If anyone knows the original author, please let […]

Mommy, Somebody Needs You

The following blog post, “Mommy, Somebody Needs You”  from “your best nest,”  is a great ‘spective on being a mom. For all you moms out there, it sure can get tiring and overwhelming at times, but as the post points out, the years where the little ones need you is actually a very short […]

The Science of Happiness

In the video below, Shawn Achor talks about his research on the science of happiness. I found it completely entertaining and deeply insightful. I know everyone is very busy and 12 minutes can be a long time to take out of your schedule for an internet video.  In my opinion, this one is totally […]

Music out of Garbage

My cousin sent me a link to this uplifting story about making music from garbage. The video is three and a half minutes long and will leave you with a huge smile on your face and maybe a tear in your eye.  To quote the Orchestra Director, Favio Chavez,  “The world sends us garbage. […]

A ‘Spective on Parenting

I like to share articles I find that are written with a defined  ‘spective on a topic. This particular article I found on a “A Magical Childhood” blog was written by a mother of five. After visiting some parenting sites and seeing mothers compare what their four years olds knew, this mom decided to […]