We are already eleven days into the new year. Can you believe it? Time sure does move fast and life will pass us by if we do not stop and enjoy it. 2014 was a good, but challenging, year for our family and this project. We experienced negative and positive, joy and happiness, pain and heartache,… Continue reading 2015: The Journey Continues
Day 7: Laughs All Around
Laughter is infectious and contagious. Far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.… Continue reading Day 7: Laughs All Around
Day 6: Help A Neighbor
Today's task for Day 6 of the 25 Days of Giving was to help a neighbor. Opportunities exist daily to help others and to be a good neighbor. The question is "how often do we embrace them?" We want to be good neighbors. We want to make our neighborhoods and communities better places to live.… Continue reading Day 6: Help A Neighbor
Day 2: Treat A Stranger
There are no small gestures in life. Simple, yes. Small, no way. Everything we do in life has the potential to make an impact and create ripples much larger than we could ever imagine. We do not know what most people are going through. We are not aware of their struggles, the heartaches, or demons… Continue reading Day 2: Treat A Stranger
Join Us For The 25 Days of Giving
"Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la!" The holiday season is here. This week we will gather with family to enjoy a delicious meal while we pause to reflect on life's blessings and all of things for which we are thankful. It is a day that we look forward to each year. Thanksgiving… Continue reading Join Us For The 25 Days of Giving
All Aboard The Love Train!
We live in a world filled with negativity. Whether it is the television, radio, social media, our families, or our friends, we cannot get away from constant negativity. News from around the world consists of war, corruption, murder, and bigotry. Social media channels are flooded with people, often our friends and family, who bitch and complain about… Continue reading All Aboard The Love Train!
Bikes, Bees, and An Amazing Cause
In May of this year, we were introduced to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Indiana. We were actually introduced by a tweet. A tweet requesting volunteer help for the upcoming fundraising walk in the eleventh hour. We jumped at the opportunity to serve and help where help was needed. In the process, we met an… Continue reading Bikes, Bees, and An Amazing Cause
The Ultimate Power Tool
A paintbrush is a power tool. When you think about power tools you probably don't think about paintbrushes. You think about nail guns, electric screwdrivers, chainsaws, and drills. You think about tools that are powered by electricity and rechargeable batteries. The ultimate power tool doesn't have a cord or a battery. It cannot shoot nails at the… Continue reading The Ultimate Power Tool
Put A Smile On The Face Of A Child
There are few things greater in this world than the smile of a child. Whether it is your son, daughter, niece, neighbor, or the child of a complete stranger, the smiles of children are precious. As a father, I look forward to seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of my two beautiful girls each and… Continue reading Put A Smile On The Face Of A Child
Beautiful Hanging Rock
Eye-opening. That is one of the phrases we use to explain our work in the community. If you follow this blog, heard us speak, or know us at all, you have heard use say these words over and over again. Our eyes have been opened to our own stereotypes, insecurities and shortcomings, the desperate needs of… Continue reading Beautiful Hanging Rock
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