Dear Blog, I am back, sorry I have been so neglectful. Life has a habit of getting in the way or setting up walls that keep me from you. But this habit is about to change. I am back, brighter, with more insight, stronger than before. I missed you, it feels good to be here. John Continue reading Come in we’re Open
(Que réserve l’avenir? translation, What does the future hold) Looking back and it is impossible to see, brooding about how things could have been, The regrets, the time and the habits of the past, keep us stuck in the win. Looking back it is impossible to see. Brooding about how things could have been, It is not important where you began. Understanding is about how … Continue reading Que réserve l’avenir?
Heard the funniest analogy that I simply cannot get out of my head. I was raising money for a project I am leading, a new health center for our community. The meetings with philanthropists, foundations and grant applications are too many to count at this point. The need in our community swells beyond comprehension. Honestly, If you read the national news the need for access … Continue reading Will someone change the diaper?
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pick Your Potion.” Reflective tonight for a Monday night and can’t figure out what the feeling is all about. This circumstance is pretty unusual for a Monday because feelings of this day of the week typically are heard loud and clear. The beginning of the week full with all of its problems quickly becomes the center of your … Continue reading Bergamont-Mindful Monday
As I stumbled to the coffee pot the white board on the refrigerator stopped me. The white board is the white shiny surface with multiple color markers like the ones you see hanging in corporate offices. In the office you might see the agency vision, the strategy and all the plans for the company to prosper or meet its mission. On my white board you typically … Continue reading Presence and intent
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ready, Set, Done.” I have reflected on the world a lot lately. My reflections include Josh heading off to college, my teams awesome accomplishments at work, Diane’s new job and God bringing me home to Eastbrook Church. A lot of change that typically is really stressful. However this time it is really different. It is filled with … Continue reading This is how I see it….
An impromptu turn: Filled the night with fun and friends. We hurt from laughter. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry… Continue reading Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
Reflecting on the past few months about our city I had to park my thoughts of tragedy to create hope for the future. It is really difficult being positive each day when there is so many assaults on human beings. Assaults expressed by physical, verbal or mental violence. Our city is suck in a time when citizens have forgotten some of the worlds most basic principles. … Continue reading Hope for our City
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Seat Guru.” I have thought about this blog challenge all day. Trying to figure out who I would invite to my fantasy dinner party. The major challenge would be how to get the correct invites that would create a balanced evening. The type of evening that has the correct balance of seriousness and meaning while be light-hearted, … Continue reading Look who is coming for dinner!
The past few weeks I have spoken at the university, a few conferences and meetings about building on the strengths of others in our relationships. Some of the talks have been with physicians, therapists nurses or simply people living life. The message that I shared was leveraging our personal strength and the strength of others. Relationships are vital to all parts life. Business, family, pleasure, … Continue reading Build Strengths