Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Desmond Tutu

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

In The Spotlight

A collection of articles about serving others and giving back.

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June 14, 2016

How To Avoid A Life Of Distraction

A friend told me recently she got pulled over for distracted driving. Thanks to this culture’s dependency on smart phones, law enforcement agencies have had to be vigilant about implementing new driving laws, which come with hefty price tags. It…
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June 7, 2016

How Purging Your Life Can Help You Find Your Purpose

I admit. I’m a bit of a minimalist junkie these days. The relaxation I feel when I clear away clutter is almost like lounging poolside at an all-inclusive resort. Nerdy, but true. There’s just something so freeing about purging the…
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June 1, 2016

The Answer To Happiness Isn’t Found Where You’d Think

The whole happiness thing is huge right now. Everywhere you turn (it seems), there’s an article, a quote, or a conversation happening that pertains to the pursuit of happiness. Which makes sense. Who doesn’t want to be happy? There’s a…
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May 10, 2016

Let’s Move Our Lives From *Like* To Love

There’s an amazing page on Facebook called, "Humans of New York". Ever heard of it? It’s inspiring! It’s purpose is simply this: New York City, one story at a time. As you can imagine, the affect of this page has…
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May 10, 2016

8 Ways To Be A Good Online Neighbor

In our technology driven mobile world we have a new virtual neighborhood to go along with our physical address.  Our social networks are communities of people we can influence, inspire or drag down depending on our actions.  In the spirit…
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May 4, 2016

Because Changing The World Might Mean Noticing The Stranger Right Beside You

We play this little game all the time. When my boys are sad. When my boys are mad. When my boys are glad (had to keep with the rhyming, lol). For some reason this silly little game focuses their minds…
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May 4, 2016

Three Acts of Kindness This Mother’s Day

Do something kind for someone in honor of your mom's name: One For ______________ Send a card to someone who lost a parent or a child to let them know you care. Have something dedicated to your mom that other…
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April 19, 2016

Your Life Is A Story. What’s It Saying?

Honestly, it was a rough day. Everything that could go wrong did. A pipe burst. My kids were fighting like cats and dogs. Emails were pouring in. Bills were piling up. Sleep was next to none. My pounding headache was…
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November 10, 2015

Our Circumstances Are Different But Our Tears Look The Same

Pain is pain. Heartache is heartache. Tears are tears. Serving other people means we serve them. No strings, no expectations, no pre-formulated opinions attached. Why? Because we all know what it means to cry.
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September 10, 2015

Can We Change The Way We’ve Complicated Kindness?

Russian skier fell. Canadian coach brought him a ski. Russian skier continued the race. Canadian coach exited the course. That’s it! There’s a whole lotta kindness one could spread in 26 seconds, but we complicate it.

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