Giving love to those that paved the way

Picture Credit: Pixabay When I was on a flight recently, I got to thinking about the past few years in the Bring Smiles to Seniors program. Then I started to think about seniors more broadly. Mostly about the support and assistance that we provide them and the focus that gets placed on them by society. When we look out across the broad spectrum of not for profit entities, it is very easy to find large, cash filled entities that focus on a number of things. We pump hundreds of millions of dollars… Read More

Commitment is driven by love and inspiration

When I saw this quote by Ella Fitzgerald, it made me think about how much passion drives us. When we are truly all in, there really is nothing that we can’t accomplish. Johann Wolfgang Goethe said, “At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you”. Nowhere is that more evident than what we see every day in the Bring Smiles to Seniors program. One evening, several weeks ago we were prepping boxes to send out to our decorators. As we completed the last box, the bin that held the… Read More

Family is what it is all about

This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with my family up in Michigan for my nephew’s high school graduation. During this visit, I got to spend even more time with my new great nephew. As I was feeding him one morning and walking with him in the pictures above I got to thinking about how fast time flies and our lives move forward without us even realizing it. It seems like yesterday that we were the children and now niece and nephews have all graduated and the next generation… Read More

Change your routine, change your life

It is so easy for life to become routine. We are a busy society and spend our days taking care of family, friends and responsibilities. Hopefully, somewhere in that day we have also squeezed in a few minutes to take care of ourselves. We often become so engrossed in the routine of the day that before we know it we are doing the same things over and over, day after day. Then we sit back and wonder why our life may be boring, when the reason is staring us right in the… Read More

The next second belongs to you

In the few seconds that you have read the title and quote that are a part of today’s post, something magical has happened. In less than a minute you have reached the point in your life where, from this moment forward, you are facing the beginning of anything you want. Think about it. Every thing that has happened prior to your reading this post is in the past and every second after contains moments that you can make whatever you want them to be. Have you wanted to do something to change… Read More

I can and I will

Sometimes, we get our inspiration in the oddest of places. We see people accomplish what they seemed to think impossible and watching them we get inspired to strive to be the best that we can be ourselves. Such was the case with me as I was watching the finale of one of the seasons of the Great British Baking Show. If you have never seen the show, I suggest you take a look if you have Netflix. All the seasons are out there and it is a rare look into compassion and… Read More

Mornings With Ron now on iHeart Radio

We are pleased to announce that our Mornings with Ron podcast is now available on iHeart Radio. Five messages weekly to provoke thought, inspire the heart and feed the soul. You can access it via this link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-mornings-with-ron-31128326/

A better version of ourselves is all we can ask

As we go through life, we often put unnecessary pressures on ourselves. We have to be the best, have the most, be liked more than others and strive for perfection. We create this ideal person in our minds that we should be and rarely do we ever achieve 100% success in that endeavor. No matter how hard we try, or how hard we work, we fail to live up to our own expectations and at the end of the day feel like we have let ourselves down. What if we were to… Read More

We are the only approving authority of ourselves

How much of our life do we spend trying to be someone that we are not, or attempting to please everyone but ourselves. Rather than celebrate the unique individual that we are and all that we deserve along with that, we find ourselves trying to live up to everyone else’s standards day after day. Our life becomes so mired in trying to ensure that we have everyone else’s approval, that we fail to realize that we really don’t need it, if we truly believe in who we are and our worth. There… Read More

Goodbye past, hello future!

We all have a past. Just in the few seconds that you have been reading this post a past has already been created for you. There is no escaping it as we move forward through life. Along life’s journey there are going to be situations and events that we will encounter that will, in totality, become what we will refer to as out past. It is how we use those moments as life lessons that will ultimately prepare us for what is to come tomorrow. If we use our experiences as learning… Read More

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