Without going into any specifics, it feels fairly safe to say we have all felt the weight of the past year. And although things are looking better everyday, we are also still processing the loss, injustice, and uncertainty of it all.


Surprises are delivered in all shapes and sizes. There is the simple random act of kindness. There is the more elaborate surprise birthday party—hard to pull off, but awesome when you do. And, then there is the super sneaky “just because” surprise. We are fans […]


It is easy to feel boxed in. We all have our routines. We take the same route to and from the grocery store; we have restaurants we frequent and the favorite meal we always prepare at home; our roles and responsibilities at school or work can feel monotonous; even the clothes we wear can all start to look the same. And when we are asked the question, “So what’s new?” we often sheepishly answer, “Not much.” Not because we don’t like the new or exciting or different—it’s just our honest answer. This month, we’re going to remove that box. We’re going to paint outside the lines. It’s time to imagine something and then make it a reality—whether it’s a painting, a sculpture, a solution, or a new life. Just remember, anything and everything we see or use today was first imagined. This is true for the shoes we wear, the cars we drive, and the laws we follow. They were all imagined into being. So what do you want to imagine into being? You might be thinking of unicorns or flying pigs or your own pet dragon, which are all cool in our book, but what about something for your life or for your family? What about something for your community or the world at large? Do you feel it? Can you see it? Then that means it’s possible. So get ready imagine something some big and special and let’s turn those ideas into reality. Getting imaginative matters.


The cool thing about being kind is that it can often have a splash of surprise to it. And, who doesn’t like a good surprise every now and then? Well, within reason, anyway. Surprising someone is fun and can be done in so many ways. […]