“You make me happy.” It’s often said, when you have someone with whom there is mutual love and respect. When you find yourself smiling as you think of someone, you can’t help but assign happiness to them. Yet the true source of happiness comes from inside. We make the decision every day whether to be happy or not; whether we realize it or not. This story is about the happiness that comes from within.
When I wrote the Christmas story book last year, several book signings were sponsored. It was such fun to meet neighbors and radio fans and friends who came out to support my journalistic endeavor. I also got to speak to groups like the Rotary Club about the book and how it came about. It reminded me of a talk given previously about bridges in life planning. Here’s that story.
(Updated January 13, 2019) Backstory In simpler days, people pretty much stayed who they were and where they were. If you were a farmer, you stayed on a farm. An attorney remained in the law. A nurse kept caring for patients. Today, the marvel of available education allows us to decide who and where to […]
Backstory I heard this advice on the radio and disagreed. I doubt the guy at the microphone heard me shouting at him in my car. So I decided to put my concerns out to you. Listen to the advice he gave to single parents and see if you agree. Let me know. Click to listen […]
When I taught leadership, I always advised the boss to look inward first, when something went wrong. Today, the norm seems to be to blame first. Are you part of the blame game? Or have you found a better way to play?
Backstory I longed for a do-over. If only I could be given one more chance to make it right, I would do things so differently. But that privilege was denied. I was stuck with the action I had taken. No do-over. Never. It made me think of the times when you just don’t get a […]