Last week, I had lunch with a longtime friend. As we caught up on the latest details of our lives he shared a recent misfortune. “The transmission went out on my car.”, he shared with a look of disgust on his face. “I can’t catch a break! As soon as I get another job and Read More
Thank You. You Make a Difference!
On July 4, 2011, I woke up with the title Inspirational Perspective™ etched in my mind, clear as day. That morning, I purchased the website domain and wrote my first blog post titled, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” I was terrified, but I clicked the publish button anyway. That day, I made a personal Read More
I’m really not winning…(excerpt from Linal Harris’ diary)
This weekend I celebrated thirty-eight years on the planet. Typically every year, I write a birthday blog post that expresses my gratitude for life and/or provides a perspective for reflection on how things have changed since I was a child. This year my birthday blog post will be different. Recently, with the help of Read More
Gold in the Mud!
In 1848, during the California Gold Rush, every prospector who traveled west to get rich had one thing in common. They were willing to get their hands dirty. That’s because, there is only one place you can find natural, unrefined gold and typically, that’s in the mud. Over 150 years after the gold rush, Read More
Does The World Revolve Around You?
There are 7.2 billion humans alive on this planet. Most of the time we give no thought to them, nursing the belief that the world revolves solely around us. The truth? The world revolved before we were born and will continue to revolve long after we return to the dust. This world doesn’t revolve around Read More
A few days ago, I perused the titles of the 150 plus posts I have shared on this blog, to review my content. While doing so, I noticed a number of different themes in my writing. I’ve written about each of these themes because I wholeheartedly believe, they are key ingredients to success. The one Read More
Eyes, Fingers and Toes!
When was the last time you looked down at your feet and thought to yourself, I’m thankful for my toes? wiggle…wiggle… Oh…you’re at work? Can’t see your feet? Well, when was the last time you looked at your hands and thought to yourself, I’m thankful for my fingers? flutter…flutter… Or…when was the last time you Read More
Giving what we take for granted…some gratitude!
Another year is coming to a close which means the holiday season is here along with all its cheer! Thursday, we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, and I can’t think of a better way to kick of the holidays and get into the Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) spirit, than to take Read More
The Magic of Laughter
Can you remember the last time you laughed so hard that you had to bend over just to maintain whatever composure you had left? Can you remember the last time you laughed so hard the muscles in your stomach hurt? What were you laughing about? How long ago was that? Often I have the opportunity Read More
16 Things You May Not Know About Thanksgiving
391 years ago (1620) a group of 102 English settlers, who later became known as Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts aboard the Mayflower. Their leader was William Bradford (1590-1657) who governed the colony for most of the next 30 years. Bradford’s wife, Dorothy, drowned a few days before reaching Plymouth in Provincetown Harbor. The first Read More