This is part 2 of a 3 part series that talks about the influence of social media on how present people are in their daily lives.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series that talks about the importance of being present in conversations even with the distractions that technology can bring like texting and phone calls.
I’ve Learned That When the Enemy Attacks…. Someone is Coming to Help you!
“I’ve learned that when the enemy attacks, God reacts. God doesn’t just sit back and think, “Well, I wonder what’s going to happen. I wonder what they’re going to do.” No, God goes to work.
That’s a peaceful reminder to all of us that we are not alone when we fight our battles. Keep being grateful, faithful to all that is good, and focusing on what is right. Someone is coming to help you!
“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. It comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” -John Wayne-
When I think of John Wayne, he was a scowling cowboy, master of the screen. He seemed so strong and invincible!
Wayne teaches us that we all need to be learners. Even if you think you’re really tough, you need to see how you can be better. You can reflect on yesterday and lessons learned. Then, you’ll make today a better day.
While are are tempted to think of John Wayne as cowboy actor, he expanded and skills during different part of his life. He was an excellent athlete and collegiate award-winning football player. He later became very outspoken about political and international issues, even influencing international policy. Wayne was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On the way, he had 7 children, and also fought cancer, becoming a strong advocate trying to find healing answers for all. And yes, he was an actor.
“Friends” and “Sex and the City” – have been eclipsed by novels about young women abandoning the bright lights and fast track for simpler lives, smaller towns, and more homespun fellas. Even daydreams, this seems to show, can be downsized.”
— John Yemma, Editor of the Christian Science Monitor
Should you downsize your dreams?
I discuss this question in a new AUDIO version of this blog! Get inspired:
At first, this might sound deflating. A big sigh goes out of you as you think of all the big goals you pursue, perhaps to no avail!
Yet what are our dreams? They are hope for happiness. Continue reading
We’re all here to help each other, and part of that is supporting balance. And one of the ways we can do this is to encourage your team to share their goals outside of work. In so doing, this will help your organization’s mission, too.
It’s important to have outside lives and interests. You have to begin by recognizing those first for yourself. Your team will see you modeling this balance and how it makes you a whole, fully giving person.
Why do we try to encourage our team to have outside interests, and to share their goals? We know UniversalGiving can’t be everything for everyone (even me :)). Balance helps keep people energized and refreshed. They maintain strong critical thinking skills and positive energy. Your team also feels they can be transparent about what their goals are. Continue reading