Searching for Solace

Right now, right this minute, there are unhappy people all over the world. Truth…I try not to think about it. I care…a lot. We all deserve happiness. Yes. We all do. People from every race, every age, every creed, living under diverse economic circumstances, are feeling unfulfilled. They’re hurt, they have scars from the past,Continue reading “Searching for Solace”

#itsdad ~ Let’s Go! Let’s Burn Our Boats.

“The only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we’ll mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch.” ~ Scott Spencer – American Author Hey guys. You know that I’ve written about risk and regret. I’ve studied it. I’ve lived it from both sides ofContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Let’s Go! Let’s Burn Our Boats.”

We’ll Always Find What We’re Looking For

As I continue to grow and to practice what I preach to my students and to my own sons, the more I’m convinced that we see what we want to see and what we have been conditioned to see, even if it’s unpleasant. We’re unconsciously looking for more of what we’re accustomed to seeing. SometimesContinue reading “We’ll Always Find What We’re Looking For”

Don’t Spend Another Moment.

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” ~ Nelson Mandela I’ve been hurt, and I’ve been lied to. I’ve been stolen from, and I’ve been betrayed. I’ve been abused, deceived, and intentionally mislead…and I’m grateful for every last bit of it. Ironically, it has ushered peace into my life.Continue reading “Don’t Spend Another Moment.”

#itsdad – The Unseen Battles of Others

“Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Although often misattributed to Plato, this one originated from Scottish writer and theologian Ian Maclaren. On the surface, this post might appear to be just another cliched effort to sprinkle a bit of sunshine on your day; but it truly isn’t. It’s here asContinue reading “#itsdad – The Unseen Battles of Others”

All Hail the Profit!

Money is not very smart. But it’s the boss. We can be sure of that. That’s a bit of a no-brainer! Of course it’s not very smart. Neither is a box of nails. Money is an inanimate object, at best. But the way I see money, it’s a bit like a shepherd with a reallyContinue reading “All Hail the Profit!”

#itsdad ~ Don’t Worry. Be…Happily!

Hi guys! It’s Dad! Today I‘m writing to you about happiness. More specifically, I’m writing about creating happiness, or even more accurately, simply allowing happiness into your lives. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling down or unhappy, and sometimes that feeling can become pretty overwhelming. We may feel so overcome with sadness that we can’t seemContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Don’t Worry. Be…Happily!”

#itsdad ~ Be the Bee…Not the Fly.

Hey guys! It’s Dad. We’ve just started a brand new school year with countless opportunities ahead of each of us. I thought that this would be a perfect time to share a bit of insight that will help keep your academic and social journeys full of smiles. I heard this idea on a podcast theContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Be the Bee…Not the Fly.”

#itsdad ~ Why and the Power of Calm

Hey guys. It’s Dad! I wanted to share a couple of stories that have truly helped me during times when I have struggled to “keep calm”, and behave in a healthy, positive way, not react in anger. People lie. People have bad judgement at times. People make mistakes. We all make mistakes. There are twoContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Why and the Power of Calm”