I visited a friend. It wasn’t a normal visit and in fact it wasn’t even a normal friendship. We played on the same sports team, we had mutual friends, we had been in the same business. All was good. And then we went and did a business deal together and … Continue reading Do Today
Old friends, new friends. Quiet friends, loud friends. Big friends, small friends. Cue in Dr. Seuss here. We have been in our new home on Vancouver Island for seven months now – half a country away from the only home we ever knew in Manitoba. Far away from all of … Continue reading About Your Friends…
Imagine the last conversation you ever had with your soul mate was not a good one. It’s too late for what if’s and should have’s. Tragically widowed at 32, Maryanne Pope’s life was not at all what she’d planned it to be. … Continue reading Letting Go
I was having lunch after doing the morning keynote at a conference in Alabama this week, when a woman came over and crouched down beside my chair. “I just wanted to tell you how much your talk meant to me…” she began as tears fell from her eyes. One thing … Continue reading When Strangers Become Friends
Beautiful Interruption I first heard this phrase while watching a TED talk about talking to strangers (when you can spare 12 minutes, enjoy it here). These two words, so rarely put together in the same sentence really made me think about the beautiful interruptions that sometimes find their way … Continue reading What is your Beautiful Interruption?
“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.” Robert Brault Ain’t it so – it’s hard to know what is true, but it’s easy to know what is kind. … Continue reading Start Fresh Each Day
Minor aggravations can be a major pain and a major waste of your precious resourses. Don’t let minor aggravations ruin your day. Minor aggravations are things that will not be important next year, next month, probably not even next week. Maybe not even in the next hour! Think traffics, store … Continue reading Combat Minor Aggravations
I would like to tell you this because… When you set up a conversation like this, it’s like a signal to the other person, it helps prepare them for the message you are about to deliver. That was just one of my learnings today from Pat Hirst, author of In a Perfect … Continue reading I would like to tell you this because…
I asked the flight attendant my ‘famous’ question, “Tell me something beautiful, loving or kind you have seen done on a plane.” This smiling woman didn’t even have to think, she answered immediately. “That’s easy, it’s when I see a couple who are sitting across the isle from each other … Continue reading Unconscious Acts
Don’t underestimate the family meals. So many families, with the rush of scheduling, are not getting the full bang for their buck at mealtime. Eating together is about more than just eating together. Here are a few things that you can implement this week to make family mealtimes more meaningful … Continue reading Making Mealtimes Rock!