Noticing

As they passed each other in the hall, Gail, the VP of Administration and Ray, the HR Director.  The VP noticed a slight twitch away from direct eye to eye contact.  The VP said the usual, “hey, Ray, how’s it going?”  The HR Director, responded, “good,” but then quickly looked away. It wasn’t a dramatic … More Noticing

The Void

“Men live their lives in quiet desperation.”  (Henry David Thoreau, Walden) I read “men” as gender neutral.  People live their lives in quiet desperation. There as so many people that live unfulfilled lives.  It’s an existence really. They feel stuck, paralyzed, and succumb to the “this is the best it will get” attitude.  And I’m … More The Void

Empty Promises

The world of commerce is filled with empty promises. It’s more common than not to promote our product or service as the best, the biggest, the world’s greatest, the fastest, the strongest, and so on. I kid you not, there is a candy store located in southern Minnesota that promotes itself as “the world’s largest … More Empty Promises

Growing in Gratitude

Let’s face it, we always want more. We spend about 5 minutes being grateful and 55 minutes grinding about that which we don’t have.  Because we are goal-oriented people that means we’re never satisfied.   It’s OK to be goal oriented because without it, nothing would get done.  We need goals.  However, our goals should never … More Growing in Gratitude

You never know

Making a difference or having an impact upon someone’s life often comes from things we do or say which may not be grand or obvious. Every day you hope what you do makes a difference. Yet, many times we’re not really sure if we’ve made a difference or not. Often it’s the little things, subtle … More You never know

Storm the Castle?

In the movie Princess Bride, Inego Montoya takes Wesley who is “mostly dead” to Miracle Max to see if he can be revived. After finding out his purpose was to find and avenge Prince Humperdinck, whom Miracle Max had a particular disliking, he revived Wesley. On the way out Miracle Max says to them, ”Have … More Storm the Castle?