See With New Eyes

My perspective matters to me. Your perspective is what’s important to you. 

And, try as we might, we each really do see things through our own lenses.

Sometimes we canot agree because we  really are just seeing different things. 

Here are my glasses. Can you give me yours?

Maybe we can see with new eyes!

Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash

I Have a Dream

I have a dream …….

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the  sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”
A short excerpt from the Speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King at the “March on Washington.” – 1963 (now 55 years ago)

There will be much written and said today about peace, ending racism, inequality in the workplace,  and minority civil rights.

We just want to ask one question:

“Are we able to sit together at the same table of brotherhood yet?”

How we answer that question tells us where we are in accomplishing the dream of Martin Luther King and all people who yearn for the continuing pursuit of being human with one another

Who will you invite to the table?


How Committed Are We to What We Believe?

Do we ever question what we REALLY believe? 

Obviously there was no REAL drummer boy in the sense that he was a factual person. He is an imaginary character in a Czech carol of unidentified origin.

BUT is this drummer boy still not somehow REAL, a real part of each of us that share the enthusiasm and exuberance of his message?

How committed are we to our message and to our hope in things not only greater but also beyond ourselves?

Infused with what we truly believe, with power and energy and limitless enthusiasm! 

Take this newer rendition in and and just maybe we can find time to think about these things during our Holiday break.

We Should Still Listen to MLK!!!


“We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.” — Martin Luther King, Jr, Nobel Lecture

Peace is a living thing that requires affirmation just as much as we humans do. It cannot flourish without it.

Unfortunately, many of us humans go far too long without the affirmation that we need. Many of the unaffirmed look to replace this necessity with self-affirming things like money, power, and fame.

And those are the types of people that are running our world presently. Which brings us back to the affirming of peace.

It’s not enough to be anti-war, we have to be pro-peace. We have to breathe the affirmation into the organism that is peace in order for it to live…and THRIVE!!

And if that means acting like it is 1964 again when Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize and led a revolution, then so be it! It’ll be a good version of going back in time as opposed to the one we are currently witnessing.

Thankful…Every Day??

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — Arthur Ward

Let’s face it, nowadays there is not a whole lot of focus on what we are grateful for. And for good reason as the world is, let’s say, interesting at the moment.

We can guarantee that there will be bad news every day until we are no longer here. Television and social media will make sure that we don’t miss out on it.

But what if media could focus a little more on what we have to be thankful for? What if we could give this gift of gratitude more than once a year?

Hey, I’m guilty! I’m writing this post the day before Thanksgiving.

We are thankful to every one who has read this post and the posts throughout the year. Maybe you can help us unwrap the present that is gratitude a few more times a year!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Leave The Frauds In Our Dust!!


The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” — Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

The fraudulent use over-confidence to mask the inability to be original, so they become con-artists, smooth salesmen, or politicians.

The true creator uses so much of her mind that she thinks of every possible scenario and ends up wrapping herself in a twist.

Occasionally we come across an innovator that pushes through the fright of the unknown and that’s when we get a trailblazer!

It’s time for the creative and the innovative to push through the trepidation. To get past the natural insecurity brought on by a thinker’s mind and take over the world!

Let’s leave the fakes in the dust!!