Success is a byproduct of the “power of we”

The first year in the Bring Smiles to Seniors journey was one of the most difficult that I ever encountered. Here I was with a full time job, dealing with my grandmother’s dementia and trying to find more hours in the day that just were not there. We had all the infrastructure, but were at a point where we had no money, no cards and no idea how we were going to keep it all going. I had spent thousands of dollars of my own money setting up the corporation, getting all… Read More

Episode 12 of Mornings with Ron now available – Part 3 in the series “Taking Care of Ourselves”

Part thee in the podcast series ‘Taking Care of Ourselves” is now available at or on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify and most podcast sites.

Leadership isn’t always about us

Over the course of my career spanning several decades now, I have been in a myriad of leadership classes and seminars. The classes are designed to give you the tools that you need to be a good leader, especially when you are in charge of people. In almost every class I have ever been in, somewhere in the midst of the curriculum is a message about being the best that you can be. Every time I heard this it made me wonder if it was really about being the best or making… Read More

Please tell me chivalry is not dead!

One of my favorite things to do when I am away in different places is to observe people and their actions. You can learn a lot by just taking a minute to stop, look around you and see just what is going on in the world. This particular time I was doing it because of this quote I saw. Being a boy that grew up in the south in the 60’s, I was one of those people that was always taught to say yes ma’am and yes sir. We held the door… Read More

Mornings with Ron – Episode 11 – Exploring the awesomeness of special needs individuals

In this weeks episode we explore the awesomeness of individuals with special needs and how they are the gift that keeps on giving.  You can listen at or on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify or other podcast sites. Web:   Email: info@bringsmilestsoseniors

Me time is good time

Do you ever have times in your life where you sit and think and despite all you know, you still question and wonder what it is all about? I think this happens a lot right after a vacation. You have had time to decompress (even if it was mixed with a few days of food poisoning), let some of the stresses of life go and come back with just a little more energy to face it all over again. Yet, when you return all that you left is still there, but you… Read More

Time Away Provides Perspective

One of the things about taking time away from your daily routine, is that it provides you the opportunity to gain some additional perspective on your life. It allows you to look at things as a whole rather than in pieces and in doing so it gives insight into what you are doing really well and where adjustments need to be made. As I started the first few days of my vacation with food poisoning, I felt like my body was trying to send me a message. With everything I continue to… Read More

Episode 10 of Mornings with Ron is now live – Part 2 of the series “Taking Care of Ourselves”

It’s time for a rest

I am going to be taking a break to recharge the creative juices and take a little vacation to rest and relax. We are coming off one of the most amazing quarters that the Bring Smiles to Seniors program has ever experienced. That along with my full time job and all the other life requirements is telling me that my body needs a break. I figure if I write about it, I need to practice it and I am working hard to do just that. On March 29th we finished our third… Read More

A New Mornings with Ron Episode – Self Awareness is now available

A new episode of Mornings With Ron podcast is now available.  This week is all about self awareness. Listen on your computer at or on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify or most podcasting sites. 

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