New Year’s Resolution #5: Be Inspiring

For those of you that actually read my journals, you are well aware I’ve made New Year’s Resolutions this year.  That is significant because I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.  But as Resolution #2 is Break My Own Rules, I thought I’d start with making some decisions about my life.  Specifically, my health. If… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution #5: Be Inspiring

#MorningMotivation | Captain Phillips’ Leadership Lecture

Captain Richard Phillips speaks with a quick, high pitched New England vibrato, the type of vocal cadence where you nearly miss every fifth or eighth word being said but the message still gets across. When Captain Phillips speaks the message is clear, he is a man who is confident in his ability to lead others… Continue reading #MorningMotivation | Captain Phillips’ Leadership Lecture

When Success is Dressed Like Failure

“You don’t conquer the mountain, you only conquer yourself.” Jim Whittaker My plans for 2015, I think, are ambitious.  Maybe too ambitious.  But I’m okay with that.  It’s important that goals push what we’re capable of doing.  I think there’s a chance I won’t accomplish all of my goals for the year, but I think,… Continue reading When Success is Dressed Like Failure

Attitudes Are Contagious. Is Yours Worth Catching?

I’ve recently found myself speaking with people whose lives have been invaded by despair.  Real despair.  The kind that magnifies that feeling of emptiness in your stomach.  The kind of despair that makes people feel like hope is lost, or at the very least that the end of the tunnel can’t yet be seen.  It… Continue reading Attitudes Are Contagious. Is Yours Worth Catching?

Start Your Weekend with The Daily Good

Happy Friday! I'd thought I'd end this week on a positive note.  I got a little irked this morning and had originally written a long rant about this and that.  But then I decided that wasn't how I wanted to leave everyone for the weekend. Happy is better, right? I think so too, so instead… Continue reading Start Your Weekend with The Daily Good

Hope Is a Gift You Must Give Yourself

On two separate occasions Sunday I got emotionally distressing news from dear friends.  And though I can offer my love, sympathy or advice, the truth remains that I can’t really offer the one thing I wish I could. Hope. Hope is truly a gift you must give to yourself.  There are outside resources that can… Continue reading Hope Is a Gift You Must Give Yourself

If Something Can Go Right, It Will

  UPDATE You can now get "If Something Can Go Right, It Will" (Morton’s Law of Inscience) as a refrigerator magnet!  You can put this official Morton Design Works designed magnet in the office or at home in a place that will help you keep positive, and know that forces of good are hard at… Continue reading If Something Can Go Right, It Will

A Momentary Lapse of Reason

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write in this journal.  Forgive me if I ramble a little, though if you’ve read anything I’ve ever written here you’ll know I’m likely to do just that.  Ramble.  But hey, it’s my party… So where was I?  Oh yeah, it’s been a while. There are… Continue reading A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Hope and the Silver Bell

Read the chapter below from the short story "The Kingdom of Winter", featured in the book A House in a Field of Reeds. Get the book and learn more about the hope one tiny silver bell can bring.  Will YOU be hanging a silver bell outside your door this season?  Footsteps in the snow were… Continue reading Hope and the Silver Bell