Love Is Often Inconvenient

We all deserve to be loved, to be seen, and to be heard, maybe not for who we are, but for who we could be if given the opportunity. We are all imperfect beings. We are flawed, frail, weak, and broken in some way or another. Beyond or beneath these shortcomings and failings, even in…

Be Generous First

Sometimes the shortest path to getting what you want is to help others get what they want. We all need support and companionship to some degree or another as we move through this life. In spite of what some of us think or say, we cannot really and truly thrive alone and in isolation. We…

Building Or Destroying Our Future

Every relationship, every interaction we have, becomes the foundation for our future. We cannot live in spite of others, successfully, forever. Along the path, at some point, for some reason, we are going to truly need other people’s help. When this occurs, if, up to this point, our only contribution to our relationships has been…

Generosity Toward The Selfish

Before criticizing a person who is selfish to the point of hurtfulness, consider how much fear and insecurity that person must have to believe that the only way to get ahead in life is to do so in spite of others. Selfishness, especially when taken to the extreme, is the outward manifestation of fear. It…

From Idea to Community

At the heart of every great idea is a spirit of generosity. If we are honest with ourselves, our best ideas have not originated from our intellect. Instead, they formed and grew from some feeling or need deep inside of us, perhaps even simply a hunch. Our best ideas, therefore, having not come from our…