Thank You, God

Thank You, God

Occasionally I get the opportunity to do a presentation that grew from my friendship with the late Fred Rogers, of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Though I doubt he’ll ever be canonized, Fred was about the closest thing to a saint that I ever knew, and his constant...
Gratitude Expresses Itself Best in Generosity

Gratitude Expresses Itself Best in Generosity

My birthday greetings to a retired friend brought an interesting response: “I’m thankful for all the things that could have happened to me up to this point that didn’t.” That is certainly one perspective when considering life’s blessings, and seeking to express...
Your Story Could Light the Way for Others

Your Story Could Light the Way for Others

Is there light, hidden deep in the story of you, that could illuminate the pathway for another person? My friend Bob received a terminal diagnosis a few years ago, accepting the news with the same gentle spirit that characterized his life. Before his death two years...
This Thanksgiving, Leave a Lasting Message

This Thanksgiving, Leave a Lasting Message

Pass the gravy, the biscuits and the awkward conversations. They’re coming to a dinner table near you this Thanksgiving. But they don’t have to. Rather than make your point, I encourage you to leave a message instead. To be fair, life during the global pandemic caused...