Giving Back

“Goodness is about character –
integrity, honesty, kindness,
generosity, moral courage, and the like.
More than anything else,
it is about how we treat other people.”
Dennis Prager

Giving Back

Lucas Hobbs Giving Back.

How would you react if someone gave you one wish for anything you wanted? What would you wish for?

Well, there’s a young 12-year-old cancer survivor from Minnesota who was granted such a wish. The interesting thing is, he didn’t use the wish on himself.

When the Make a Wish Foundation contacted Lucas Hobbs to grant him a wish, Lucas decided to thank all the people who helped him during his battle with cancer. With the help of Make A Wish, he commandeered a fleet of food trucks to feed as many doctors, nurses, patients and staff as he could to thank the hospital he credits with saving his life.

Lucas has always aspired to become a chef and he is known for being a foodie. With his love of food he cooked up all his favorite dishes and even named some of his favorite dishes he was serving, like The Perkins Dog, after his oncologist, Dr. Joanna Perkins.

It appears Lucas found the perfect recipe for a smile. He also found a great way of saying thank you while giving back.

Shine On

A Ray of Light

“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty,
kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like.
More than anything else, it is about
how we treat other people.”
Dennis Prager

A Ray of Light

A small ray of light left before sunset on the Esplanade.

When I began this blog on January 1st of this year, my first post was about my resolution for the coming year.

Now, five months into 2015 I decided to revisit that post. How was I doing with my resolution, to have a positive attitude toward my fellow-man?

The last five months I have made a conscious effort to be more positive. Even my husband has noticed a big difference in my stress level and his, with my positive attitude. For example, on Thursday I had to make a phone call that I had been dreading to make because I didn’t want to deal with how difficult a particular company is to deal with. Before I made the phone call I told myself that I would be happy, patient and courteous to the customer service person helping me, no matter how rude they have been in the past.

My change in attitude worked. The customer service person was helpful, easy to talk with and had great compassion for me and what I needed help with. She even called me back ten minutes later as she had promised.

A little sunshine goes a long way. After all, sunshine has long symbolized light and happiness and was worshiped for thousands of years for its life-giving properties. It feels good to be a ray of light.  

Shine On