You Need Very Little to Make a Happy Life

“Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.” Marcus Aurelius For my 50th birthday and our 18th wedding anniversary, Scott planned a secret long weekend getaway.  He didn’t give me any details as to where we were going, just that it would take...

The Best of the World is Yours if You Give Your Best

“Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” Madeline Bridges I recently had the opportunity to meet Diana Nyad, the 60-year old woman who was the first person to swim from Florida to Cuba without a shark cage. Diana shared a story from...

Joy is a Heart Full of Gratitude

“Joy is a heart full and a mind purified by gratitude.”  Marietta McCarty  Because of the damage done to my dad’s peripheral vision by his stroke, he can no longer drive. Being his main mode of transportation means that I get to spend a lot of time with my dad, taking...

The World Needs the Good You Can Do

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that I can do.”  Jana Stanfield Every year my financial planner sponsors a “Blitz Day” for Junior Achievement.  Matt and a group of friends present a series of programs in one...