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A Note of Motivation

Since the start of the new-year, I’ve been doing something that’s well, new.  Each morning, I write a note of motivation – six words or less – to keep me focused on achieving one specific goal throughout the day. I’m pretty sure the seed for this idea was planted one day when I was sitting in someone’s office. I noticed…

An attitude of gratitude

Attitude. It’s the one thing that never leaves us. Like a child’s favorite blanket, we carry it with us wherever we go. It’s ageless too. Eunice was just about to turn 100 years old when she was named “Queen of the Nursing Home” for her special talent. She could dance. Growing up, I had a neighbor, Mr. Miller, who used…

You Can Do It!

I learned a lesson one day in high school that I’ll never forget. It was the last class of the day – Problems of Democracy (POD) with Mr. Rossi. He pointed to a paper on the wall and told me, “You should sign up for this. It’s the Jaycees annual speech scholarship competition. You can do it.” I took one…

Facing Forward

A new year is the perfect time to look ahead. Like the freshly fallen snow, it’s a clean slate. Sooner or later though, you’re going to have to put down some tracks. Where will they lead? Even the best GPS in the world can’t map this trip. Only you can.