The Good, the Bright, and the Beautiful — Day 23


Being Generous At Work Just found a fascinating On Being episode with host, Krista Tippitt interviewing organizational psychologist Adam Grant. In this thought-provoking interview, Adam Grant discusses a new “success” measurement in the workplace—one derived directly from the satisfaction of being of service. Grant also discusses the choices we make when we help others and how we help others. “And I’ve gotten a lot clearer about this since I wrote Give and Take. I think …

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The Healing Journey—How the Light Gets In A friend of mind posted this on Facebook about the new Kevin Kling public television show, Lost & Found: If you are interested in storytelling, loss, resilience, and thankfulness, I strongly recommend “Kevin Kling: Lost and Found” on local PBS. The show was first aired last week, but if you missed it you can see it on Minnesota Public TV again on Thursday, Nov. 26 at 7:00 PM. …

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The Good, the Bright, and the Beautiful — Day 21


Three Generous Interpretations Some years ago, a facilitator/trainer in a workshop I was taking suggested that we each embrace a wonderful life-long practice. She called the practice, Three Generous Interpretations. The practice goes like this. When someone does something that usually elicits an expletive or angry thought from you, notice your impulse to feel angry or to swear, but don’t give in to it. Instead, imagine three generous interpretations for the behavior that made you start …

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The Good, the Bright, and the Beautiful — Day 19


Hurrah for Books! Today, we got to have lunch with our grandson at his elementary school and tomorrow we will have lunch with our granddaughter. After lunch we visited the book fair at his school. I’m always happy to buy books as gifts for our grandkids because reading is such an important way for people to expand their horizons. I love that both of them love books. “Reading is the sole means by which we …

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The Good, the Bright, and the Beautiful


Mary Oliver — Soulful Poet Sharing one of my favorite poems with you today: The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with …

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