An Attitude of Gratitude

  While getting my haircut last week, I jokingly complained to my barber about how my hairline has slowly receded over the past 10 years. He chuckled a bit and then remarked, “Over the years I’ve lost good customers simply because there’s just no hair to cut. Be grateful you have hair.” I smiled, and Read More

Got Complaints? Click here for relief…

  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 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 Read More

SIRENS!

  Growing up and living in a large metropolitan city, can make anyone take the sound of a siren for granted. In a big city… It’s a common occurrence to hear police sirens. It’s a common occurrence to hear fire truck sirens. It’s a common occurrence to hear ambulance sirens. These sirens interrupt our sleep. 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

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 Read More

Living with Courage, Looking with Gratitude!

  A few evenings ago, while sitting in traffic on my way home from a long day at the office, I noticed a gentleman who was cautiously navigating the ice and snow patches, riddled all over the partially shoveled and salted sidewalk. From behind, I could also see that he had something in his left hand, that from my 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

What did it take to get me here?

  This past week I celebrated a birthday.  Wednesday made 36 years I’ve been a fellow inhabitant on this wonderful planet. I love birthdays!  Birthdays are the one time a year, that each of us get to unapologetically make a whole day all about ME! Now…while the selfish aspects of celebrating a birthday are quite Read More