Things I Learned from My Father part 2 – Kindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ~ Dalai Lama “Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me those areContinue reading “Things I Learned from My Father part 2 – Kindness”

Empathy and Mean Memes

“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” ~ Stephen Covey “The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” ~ Oprah Winfrey “I alwaysContinue reading “Empathy and Mean Memes”

We All Have Scars

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities … always see them … for they’re always there.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ~ Maya Angelou After nearly threeContinue reading “We All Have Scars”

Art Changes People

“The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. It can affect people so that they are changed – because people are changed by art – enriched, ennobled, encouraged – they then act in a wayContinue reading “Art Changes People”

On Strength and Weakness

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.” ~ Bill Bullard “We think that forgiveness is weakness,Continue reading “On Strength and Weakness”