Humanity alive and well

It is amazing sometimes how a simple trip to a grocery story can present you with some of the most interesting situations that…well just strengthen your faith in humanity. Such is what happened to me on one of my visits to Publix last week. As I was getting out of my car I noticed a very elderly gentlemen trying to get into the passenger side of his car. He was obviously very distraught and disoriented and not really sure what to do. As I stood in the distance watching, I noticed a… Read More

1962 – ????

When you look at those numbers above, you see that in the middle of them is a dash. What might look like a simple dash in that series of numbers is in reality one of the most important parts of our life. The first set of numbers represents the year that we were born and the latter is of course the year of our passing. It is all those years that are in between that make that little dash so powerful. We are all born with the ability to achieve greatness. Some… Read More

Mornings With Ron Podcast Links

In case you haven’t had a chance to listen – “Mornings with Ron” is now available on many podcast sites.  Five messages weekly to invoke thought, inspire the heart and feed the soul.   Six episodes are now available.  Have a listen, review and let us know how we are doing at Here are the links to four major podcast sites. : Apple Google Spotify Anchor FM

They are here for a reason

You will often hear me say that there are people that are brought into your life, not by chance, but because they were supposed to be there..and just at the time it was meant to be. Today, I want to tell you about my friend Linda. You have heard her name before many times because she is the person that has been with me since the beginning of the Bring Smiles to Seniors program. When I asked her to go on this journey with me, she responded with a resounding yes and… Read More

Episode 6 – Mornings with Ron – Friends and Family

Episode 6 of Mornings with Ron is now available. This week we talk about friends and family.  There will be no daily post this morning. This podcast is available on… Anchor Apple Podcasts Breaker Google Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts RadioPublic Spotify Stitcher

My happy corner of the world

Many of you are aware that I am passionate about the game of Mah Jongg. Not the Chinese version, but the American version that is played mostly by women all over the country. It is a game that is becoming more mainstream with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts playing it. However, many people aren’t aware that it is a game that is often handed down from generation to generation as grandmothers teach mothers and mothers teach daughters. Those of us who are lucky enough enough to find ourselves… Read More

Ron’s interview on Share, Inspire Repeat

Ron was recently interviewed on the podcast: Share, Inspire, Repeat with AJ Mizes, and would love for you to take a listen!  The podcast is all about sharing stories of #Good, and is a breath of fresh air.  Check out the episode by visiting: or the episode is also available now on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher!” Apple Podcast: Google Podcasts: Spotify: Stitcher:

You still can be what you might have been

One of the great goals in life is to find our purpose. To discover that reason that we were put on the planet and our reason for being. Some people find it early on and some find it later in life. Unfortunately, there those that go through life and may never discover it at all because they failed to look. However, the most important thing is that you never believe that it is too late to discover what you might have been. Not as long as we still have that breath to… Read More

From little dream to big reality

On Wednesday of last week I was a guest on a podcast called Share Inspire Repeat ( The podcast will be out in the near future and I will share with all of you. A.J. Mizes is the host of this podcast and it is all about the good in the world. Ordinary people doing good things in a big way. During the podcast I had an opportunity to tell the Bring Smiles story. In doing so, I was hit with the realization of just what the program has become as we… Read More

The treasures of life

Throughout our lives we have the opportunity to encounter the most amazing people. Some stick along the way. Some remain in our periphery but are never forgotten. Some are there for only a fleeting moment and leave their mark and move one. If we are truly lucky, we have a few that are almost one with our soul, to the point that you can finish each other’s sentences and think each other’s thoughts. They have this innate ability to call or text just at the right time when you need them most…. Read More

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