Tag: Ross Reck

Seven Rules of Life

A friend of mine posted this set of life rules on Facebook. They are so succinct and dead-on that I felt compelled to share them with you. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up your present. What others think of you is none of your business. Time heals almost anything, give it…

Keeping the Peace at this Year’s Post-Election Holiday Gatherings

The recent presidential election was extremely polarizing and many people formed strong opinions for their candidate and against the other candidate. This brings up the issue of how do you deal with people who backed the other candidate at this year’s holiday gatherings. A recent article by Claire Ansberry, which appeared in The Wall Street…

A Role Model for Extending a Helping Hand

Cesia Abigail is the 25-year-old owner of Abi’s Café, an El Salvadoran restaurant in Minneapolis. One day, a street person named Marcus walked into her restaurant begging for money. Instead of giving it to him, Ms. Abigail asked why he didn’t have a job.A friend of mine told me about this story which was posted…

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…

Tongues are Made for Praising

I came across this phrase in a document I read recently. I thought wow, what perfect sense this makes because tongues are indeed made for praising. They are not made for belittling people, cutting them down or making them feel bad. None of these actions make the world a better place. On the other hand,…