Success

What is Failure?

How do you define “Failure?” Often we judge failure wrongly. How do you judge failure? Our definition of failure begins with our definition of success. So, how do you define success?  Yesterday these questions echoed through my mind. A cacophony of arguments ensued.  Success is achieving a goal. Failure is the opposite, obviously! Defeat is…

Giving the gift of hearing!

What are You Doing Today?

Here I sit. The day is dawning and I have a full Saturday ahead of me. I wonder… How can I make a difference? Last week I was honored to go on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with my employer and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. We spent 4 days fitting children and adults…

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The Blind Leading the Blind

Not long ago I accompanied my husband on a business trip where we attended a national conference for associates in his position. Basically it’s the same trip we take every year and we enjoy renewing friendships and catching up with those we aren’t able to see very often throughout the year. This year I was…

Keeping EVERYBODY Happy

It’s really quite easy to make a friend: Show someone that you genuinely care about them. We all have an inherent need to be loved. And most of us enjoy the company of others; some more than others… Conversely, we rarely do well when we are at odds with someone, especially when it’s someone we…

The Train Ticket

As I answered the phone and heard the tone of his voice I knew it wasn’t good… “Mommmm.” It hit a familiar cord. My mind raced. Lord please, not a car accident. No, it couldn’t be, he had left hours ago to go to my sister’s house to dogsit. What could it be? “Hey buddy,…

If I Weren’t Afraid..

“I do what I’d do if I weren’t afraid.” I read that this morning on a friends LinkedIn profile. It shocked me because I didn’t think she was afraid of anything. Her name is Becky and she lives life with more courage and passion than anyone I know.  Since I’ve known her she has raised and…

So Far from Perfect…

  I remember receiving an email years ago that was filled with beautiful nature-type photographs and wise sayings. One of the captions caught my interest. It read: I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business. (Michael J. Fox) How often do you strive for perfection when…