Category: Daily Reminders

A Weekend Filled with Nothing but Love

My wife is the director of a foster care and adoption agency. Each year in September, this agency has a camp designed to bring foster and adoptive families together for a weekend of pure fun. Again this year, there were field games, hikes in the woods, hay rides, crafts, 1,400 water balloons and s’mores around…

Pithy Bits of Life Advice from Harvey Mackay

In a recent column published in the Denver Business Journal, best-selling author Harvey Mackay shared some succinct nuggets of life advice that he’d come across during his very successful career. These nuggets are so dead-on that I’d like to share some of them with you. Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you…

The Value of Taking Breaks During the Day

Recess / Play

My oldest daughter sent me a recent article from Today.com. It was about how the Eagle Mountain Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas went from giving its kindergarten and first-grade classes one twenty-minute recess per day to four fifteen-minute recesses per day. At first some of the teachers were skeptical. As Donna McBride, a first-grade…

Sound Advice for Those Who Want to Fail at Life

A friend of mine posted an Instagram photo on Facebook which contained the following message: 3 Ways to Fail at Everything in Life Blame all your problems on others. Complain about everything. Not be grateful. People who live by the above three principles spend most of their time making themselves and everyone around miserable. These…

How Southwest Airlines took care of its Inconvenienced Passengers

Recently, Southwest Airlines experienced a technical outage forcing it to cancel about 2,300 flights causing extreme inconvenience to a quarter of a million passengers. Lines were long, tempers became short and there was a lot of waiting before the situation was sorted out.  Southwest provided refunds to passengers who asked for them and allowed them…