When I write about legacy, I prefer to emphasize the positive. There are many good people touching the lives of others because they choose to make a difference, and their contributions deserve to be celebrated. But every now and then, I cannot turn away from a different kind of legacy. It is one that casts a shadow of pain and injustice. MORE
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Posted on January 19, 2015
Freedom is a magnificent word. The very concept is as expansive as the galaxy and just as mysterious and misunderstood. To define it is as elusive as trying to grab the droplets of a fresh spring rain, the scent of which intoxicates us, yet when asked to describe it, no words seem adequate. How could they be? To describe freedom is to define the universe. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on January 06, 2015
The celebrations have dwindled. The gaudy cardboard hats are just so much trash and the noisemakers are silent for another year. Another year has flown by and now is the time to take a deep breath, find a quiet place to be alone and think about life and how you truly want to live it. Although I find the term “new year’s resolution” somewhat trite, I do believe that the phrase was born of the concept of self-reflection. It’s not as easy as it seems. Our daily lives are packed with tasks, both personal and professional, and it’s easy to get lost in the pace. But, can you think of a more important thought package than that of your very future? Your legacy awaits and if there is one thing I believe above all else, it is that, “You cannot choose your destiny…but you can create your legacy.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on December 24, 2014
More than ever, this is the time to believe. When violence overwhelms the headlines. When hope diminishes our dreams and disillusionment shrouds our hearts, it is the time to believe.
It’s easy to believe when life holds out the gifts of joy and hope and promise and the sun shines upon our faces.
It is when the darkness descends and hopelessness surrounds us that belief can truly illuminate our souls.
We have the right to believe, you and I. Because despite the headlines and the sound bites from the talking heads on the evening news, there are heroes among us. They man outposts in faraway battlefields. They serve meals to the elderly and those in need. They educate our children who are eager to learn. They wear badges and fight fires and minister to those in need. They are our neighbors and our friends and the thing that they have in common is this… they care. They care about touching the lives of others. They care about diminishing the hunger that tortures innocent children. They care about making this world just a little bit better place.
Each of us possesses a great power. The power to change lives through compassion, kindness, charity and empathy. It is a power not to be taken lightly; for when you touch the life of another, you change the world.
Today is Christmas Eve. It is a time for hope and a time for love and a time for belief. All things are possible when you believe, and this is….the time to believe.