Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

February 2011 Archives

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

Famously Eleanor Roosevelt insisted, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  Eleanor elevated herself above her fears by lifting her thinking into the realm of what is possible. Do you have someone in your life who inspires […]

The Non-Caloric Kind Of Chocolate

Our lives are simply a succession of nows.   (taken from PROMISES TO MYSELF, Conari Press) Cocoa calmly greeted me as I step out from the post office. Cocoa was an uber friendly chocolate Labrador Retriever. I was buzzingly busy with […]

I Have To Disagree With You…

Embrace your convictions without apology.   (quote from PROMISES TO MYSELF, Conari Press)   “Well, I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with you…” Conflict is not at the top of many people’s list of favorite things.  There are times when […]

In The Year 2248

Extend your hand with the strongest reach.  (from PROMISES TO MYSELF, Conari Press)   I’m carried a letter dated December 26, 1772 around in my journal for the month of September last year.  Did the author of this letter have […]

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A LIFELONG Leadership Story
Taken from LEAN FORWARD INTO YOUR LIFE, Conari Press, 2007, Mary Anne Radmacher From early in my childhood I heard my father recount a story which typified his management and leadership style. The building in which he was a graveyard-shift foreman had sheet metal for a roof.  It was a good thing

posted 12:18:42pm Jul. 29, 2014 | read full post »

REMEMBER AND DO WHAT MATTERS

posted 2:54:50pm Jul. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Upset About the Hobby Lobby / Supreme Court Decision
Or, are you celebratory of the decision?  In any event, people often inquire what can one person do about such large matters? I offer a sixty word summary first and then in 1051 words I explore more deeply.  My perspective is one of chagrin at the Constitutional compromise that the decision repres

posted 2:31:51pm Jul. 02, 2014 | read full post »

Is There Such A Thing as an Ordinary Day?
I found myself looking about the tasks of my day and I casually assessed, "Well, this is just an ordinary day." I immediately countered that observation.  June 25, 2014.  Unrepeatable.  Never to be seen again. These seconds,as they sweep past, will never whooosh in precisely the same configura

posted 1:25:23pm Jun. 25, 2014 | read full post »

What Can You Do to Stop Gun Violence?
Pay attention to what the Brady Bill people are doing on June 21: ASK the question.  Share with your neighbors, family and school.  And then, ask the question and DO something about the answer.  

posted 1:26:49pm Jun. 10, 2014 | read full post »


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