Being Remembered

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 […]

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You Do Good Work

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 […]

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A #HAND Update

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 […]

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Listen Up

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 […]

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Have A Nice Day #HAND

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 […]

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The Power of Empathy

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 […]

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Thoughtful Thursday

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 […]

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