THIS WEEK: BE PATIENT

We live in a culture of “instant” everything. We put a bag of corn kernels in the microwave and in less than 2 minutes we have a giant bowl of hot buttered popcorn. We use our smartphones and devices to order something on the Internet and it’s at our door within 24 hours.

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS CONSISTENT

We all know that things change and that, for most part, we aren’t the biggest fans of it. But, just as things change, there is a ton that stays the same. Fortunately, for all of us, the sun rises and sets each and every day. Our bellies love that we have Taco Tuesdays every week and pumpkin spiced lattes every autumn.

THIS WEEK: BE PATIENT

Ask a barista at Starbucks what their least favorite part of their job is and, for the most part, they will tell you the same thing. No, it’s not waking up at 4:30 to open. It’s not taking out the garbage or restocking supplies either. […]

THIS WEEK: BE PATIENT

Ask a barista at Starbucks what their least favorite part of their job is and, for the most part, they will tell you the same thing. No, it’s not waking up at 4:30 to open. It’s not taking out the garbage or restocking supplies either. […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS COMPASSIONATE

It’s easy for us to get caught up in our “stuff.” We have things to do, places to go, people to see. And then we have our emotions, which can be overwhelming, to say the least. Before we know it, we have spent most of the day doing things for or thinking about ourselves. This might sound a bit self-centered or selfish. But we choose to see another perspective—a kinder point of view. Maybe we all get a little self-focused not because we don’t care about other people, but because life throws a lot at us and we are all doing our best to stay on top of things each and every day. Does that feel better? We hope so, because it’s true. But now that we have offered some loving grace and compassion, we also want to get real. This is a very important month. Being busy, having a lot of things on our “To Do” list, and feeling like we need more time in the day is absolutely no excuse for not showing concern or feeling empathy for others. A world filled with people who don’t support, prioritize, or serve one another is a disaster. One filled with love, kindness, and compassion is a beautiful place. It’s the only way we can move forward as a people. So, let’s make it happen. Being compassionate matters.