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Rediscover Your Ralph

I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions; they’re usually lame and broken by January sixth. I am a fan of action. I am a fan of showing up and dreaming dreams. Not just little dreams either, but great big hairy audacious dreams. Remember Ralph Phillips, the boy in the Looney Tunes cartoons? Ralph couldn’t stop day dreaming. At school, at home, on the playground, no matter where he happened to be, he would easily slip into his imagination, submerge himself  deep into adventure.  Other kids laughed at him and teachers told him he better wake up. Still, Ralph dreamed on. I hope this coming year you Ralph a lot.  Dream. Dream big. Be intentional about moving forward. Forget …

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Our Lives Connected

The note slipped from the drawer it had been stashed away in for several years. Marcia opened it, and it didn’t take long for the tears to flow. It was handwritten by her favorite teacher.  Mrs. Baranski was everybody’s favorite teacher. Reading her sweet, encouraging words was incredibly timely because of what Marcia was going through at the time.  She wished she could pick up the phone and call her. She could not. Mrs. Baranski passed away years ago. But the teacher was still teaching. We are so connected. Watch the dominoes fall. I was thinking about Marcia’s story when I decided to reach out to a few teachers who made an impact on me. Three of them immediately came …