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We all have lessons to learn that could make us more effective, loving and successful.  I certainly do.  

These pages are full of discoveries that cost me time and pain and but also brought me unexpected blessings.  My purpose is to help you get to those blessings quicker than I have. 

I hope you will participate with me in this opportunity by subscribing and sharing your journey as well.  Make comments.  Ask questions.  Let’s help each other build a network of support that improves both our lives and our world.  

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My Guest Posts On Other Blogs

Here are a few of the guest posts I have been invited to provide for other blogs:

Being Devoted: A Journey of Discovering The Upside In The Down Times on Ruth Hill’s MyDevotionalThoughts.com describes my lessons and discoveries in caring for my wife, Clair, through her illness.  This guest post is lower down the page below a very heartfelt book review by Ruth for which I am very grateful.

How I Feel Is Up To Me! on Gail Lynne Goodwin’s InspireMeToday.com.  In addition, take a look at my replies to comments below this 500 word post on “what I would want my grandchildren to know”. There are lots of insights you might also enjoy.

“A Reason To Be Happy” on The Psychology of Well Being. “You think you’ve had a rough life?….There is a lot we can learn from Dr. Rob Pennington.”

“You Don’t Have To Know How To Believe You Can” on Tia Sparkles’ Your Life Your Way

“Use Your Worry To Create A Goal!” on Steve Nash’s Self Help Collective

“Practice Feeling Good – For No Reason!” on David Leonhardt’s The Happy Guy

“7 Q&A: #1 What was your inspiration behind writing this book?” on Eva Rykr’s blog

“24 Q&A!! #1 Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.” on Inspired Kathy’s I’m A Reader Not A Writer

The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

This is a short video clip from a series of character education programs I help develop with Dot Woodfin and Stephen Haslam at www.mindoh.org.  If you do not see the video below, please click on the post title above.  You can get more information about these programs for schools and home at www.mindoh.org

“I got fired. It was one of the best things that ever happened to me.”-Steve Jobs

Although I begin the 4th chapter in my book with these same words, I learned this evening that Steve Jobs had the same experience a few years after mine. He speaks eloquently about it during his commencement address at Stanford University in 2005.

I hope you are as inspired as I am by the courage he had to live the life of his dreams, “as if today was my last”. Sadly, today was Steve’s last day.

His commitment to his vision has changed the way billions interact with each other and the world. His contagious enthusiasm will be missed.

Please take this link to hear his 14 minute address.
http://t.co/kljkvAcy