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Category Archives: Friendship
(#362) Small Acts of Gratitude
“Silent gratitude is not much use to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein – Saying “thank you.” Giving a cheerful “good morning!” Expressing appreciation. Providing a hug, emotionally if not physically. Each of these requires a tiny investment of energy. The result … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, Civility, collaboration, Community, Connection-Disconnection, curiosity, empathy, engagement, fortitude, Friendship, generativity, Gratitude, happiness, Life lessons Tagged authenticity, civility, communication, connection, gratitude, leadership, motivation 3 Comments
(#318) Bigger, Shinier, Newer Not Necessarily Better
Maybe I can help start a small movement for change in the big box. Until March of this year, I belonged to a small, unobtrusive, not fancy, neighborhood beach gym. For eighteen years. Like Cheers, everyone knew your name. A … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, awareness, branding, bureaucracy, Civility, collaboration, engagement, fitness, Friendship, growth, institutional climate, institutional culture, Life lessons, Mindfulness, mindset, resilience, teamwork Tagged advancement, authenticity, branding, connections, mediocrity, relationships, resilience, soul 2 Comments
(#309) Thanks. You’re NOT Helping!
I totally understand that many people just don’t know what to do when someone in front of them says, “I have cancer.” Last week I shared the well-intentioned and well-executed words and actions that so many people offered on behalf … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, authenticity, awareness, courage, dignity, Friendship, Gratitude, Integrity, resilience Tagged Appropriate Behavior, authenticity, breast cancer, cancer, compassion, dignity, empathy, friendship, resilience 4 Comments
(#308) Thanks. You’re Helping!
Laurie and I remain deeply indebted to many, many friends for their positive thoughts and love. I often incorporate into my posts personal experiences and stories with broader lessons and insights. This week’s post comes from the most personal of … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, boundaries and limits, Civility, common sense, courage, empathy, Friendship, health, Integrity, intentionality, resilience Tagged boundaries and limits, breast cancer, cancer, caregiver, compassion, empathy, resilience 10 Comments
(#295) His Heart Created A Wonderful Life
Stay healthy and hug a little longer. A few days ago, the world lost a wonderful soul. My friend (dating back more than 40 years to our college days) Royce Duncan made the transition from this world to what lies … Continue reading
Posted in Friendship, humor, Mindfulness, mindset, Passion Tagged appreciation, community, friendship, humor, joy, loss, love, passion, respect 3 Comments
(#287) It Could Be Worse. Comparatory Suffering?
For me, comparatory suffering creates its own issues. My suffering is mine. Yours is yours. Does it really help to compare it to someone or something else— while denying the feelings in front of you? You’ve heard them. Probably have … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, assumptions, Communication, Friendship, Words Tagged acceptance, communication, friendship, resilience, solace, suffering, words 6 Comments
(#249) A Life Well-Lived
Yesterday, our Buddy arrived at the end of his nearly 15-year journey and crossed over the rainbow bridge. To say there is a hole in our hearts at the moment is a gross understatement. But, we have to remember that Buddy … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Balance, Being REMARKABLE, Civility, collegiality, Friendship, generativity, Gratitude, Life lessons, Life's purpose, Purpose, Reflection, wisdom Tagged civility, collegiality, curiosity, generativity, gratitude, life lessons, love, man's best friend, napping, wisdom 5 Comments
What we do in these situations defines our characters and our destiny. Courage. How do you define it? How do you exhibit it in your daily life? Probably the best way I ever heard it defined did not see it … Continue reading
(#72) My Forever Friend
Who are the people who are there for you—and you for them? Who are your forever friends? On Thursday and Friday of this past week I attended memorial services for a college friend who had suddenly died. Warren Mack will … Continue reading
Posted in Friendship 18 Comments