Surprise and delight

August 10 2019    Tags: , , , , , ,

Seth Godin first plopped these two words into my mind many years ago. Since then, this has become something of a personal mantra: How can I bring more joy into the world? How can I surprise the people around me?

It’s not enough… More...

21 gifts that don’t require money

  1. time
  2. kindness
  3. space
  4. attention
  5. skills
  6. praise
  7. recommendations
  8. introductions
  9. focus
  10. encouragement
  11. presence
  12. gratitude
  13. compliments
  14. touch
  15. a letter
  16. a song
  17. a dance
  18. a smile
  19. laughter
  20. understanding
  21. help (just ask!)

What can you give today? Tweet me @redheadlefthand.

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Leading isn’t a grandiose gesture

The smallest actions can have the greatest impact. Lead by example may sound trite, but it’s true.

Trying to encourage others to follow a set path? The way you act and exist in the world either endears others to you or creates boundaries between who you say you are and the goals you hope… More...

#DOorDIE, my kindness birthday initiative

On August 6, I will turn 35.

Aging seems to get a bad rap in some circles, but I’d like to think I’m becoming a stronger, wiser, more patient, more grounded, and overall more confident person.

Leading up to my birthday, my goal is to complete 35 acts of kindness. I will make… More...

The perfect gift

December 23 2018    Tags: , , ,

Before worrying about what to give a friend or loved one, first consider your intention. Do you want to provide laughter or joy, comfort, or maybe a moment of calm?

The art of gift-giving is less about the gift itself and more about your motivation. When your heart is in the right place, the perfect present will follow.

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Be kind, online and off

Pew Research Center found that 73% of adults have seen someone… More...