On our weeklong tour of the far northern realms of Minnesota, my family recently visited a state park that perches on a wooded island in a sea of wheat fields. The morning had been overcast, and as the clouds quickly burned away, it felt good to admire the park's picturesque...
Generosity outside the box: as a tool for success at work (and in relationships), as a strategy for world peace, as a means toward one's own happiness, as a prescription for well-being. Where have you seen generosity in action?
From this spring's tornadoes that devastated Joplin, Missouri, and ravaged one of the poorest neighborhoods in Minneapolis to the recent flooding in Minot, North Dakota, (not to mention the mini-flood we helped clean up in my cousin's Northeast Minneapolis basement following heavy rains this past weekend), generosity has seemed to rise like a phoenix from disaster. As Mother Teresa has said, "We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with love."
For the past several Julys, my family has hit the road to tour the USA (with one sojourn into Canada) in our "portable cabin," a 35-foot 5th wheel trailer (sort of like this). This summer, truck problems and other obstacles have kept us mostly at home, and my brain itches to get out of town. Wanderlust has led me to this post featuring world music from tUnE-yArDs, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Peter Bjorn & John and Juana Molina.
As another summer slides away, my gratitude goes to the weather, my kids, workouts and twitter. Share your love list with me here or on twitter. I'd love to hear what you're grateful for.