Doesn’t it make you feel special to be remembered? I know that each time it happens to me, whether in a restaurant or a coffee shop or a store I frequent, I’m always surprised and delighted. I never expect anyone to remember me. So it is even more special when it happens. One of the […]Read more "Being Remembered"
Dove recently started a sponsored Twitter campaign to encourage women to speak more positively of themselves and each other. Their hashtag #SpeakBeautiful doesn’t appear to be trending in my area but why couldn’t we make it so? I used to be the most brutal person ever with self talk. No one would ever be more […]Read more "Stream of Consciousness Sundays – Self Talk"
A meaningful thank you or compliment can go a long way. And if they come from someone whose opinion we respect and value, they can last a lifetime. I’ll confess that I frequently save encouraging emails and voice mails. With all of the criticism and negativity in the world, it is important to hold onto […]Read more "You Do Good Work"
At times in your life when things are the most challenging, have you ever found that a surprising act of kindness touches your soul? That happened to me today. When I arrived home from work, a Priority Mail package was on my kitchen table. The return address was Oklahoma. My husband asked me who it […]Read more "Kindness When It is Needed The Most"
I had to reblog this – it is so lovely! If you don’t follow Leadercast, I highly recommend it. Have you ever wondered if you can change the world? And if so, how and where would you start? My experience is yes; each and every one of us has the power and ability to change […]Read more "Leading With Kindness by Laura Schroff | Leadercast"
Earlier this month, I joined in my friend Nicole’s #HAND campaign. If you remember, #HAND stands for “Have A Nice Day” and the initiative is to write something positive and uplifting about someone (or in my case, once I did a something!) and tag them so that they could see it. It was meant to […]Read more "A #HAND Update"
As I’ve observed people over many years, one of the things that has become crystal clear to me is that people need you to listen to them. Listening is a validation like no other. Whether they are sharing joys and accomplishments, or sorrows, worries, or frustrations, the gift of your time, your ear, and your […]Read more "Listen Up"
Have you ever gone through a day and wished someone would have something nice to say? We are surrounded by bad news, constant complaining and negativity. But what if we took the time to compliment others? My sweet friend Nicole did just that one day this past week when she posted this photo on her […]Read more "Have A Nice Day #HAND"
How often do you take the time to look at the other side of a situation? To consider someone’s point of view if it differs from you own? Even if you choose to retain your thoughts, feelings (and dare I say) opinions, can you allow others to view life differently from the way you do […]Read more "The Power of Empathy"
Happy New Year! I hope that 2015 will be a wonderful year for you and one that is filled with kindness. Kindness starts at an early age. This Christmas, I received a note from a childhood friend of mine – someone I’ve known since First Grade. She told me that she tells her children all […]Read more "Thoughtful Thursday"