Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

A Time of Gifts and Miracles

In my faith tradition and others, the holiday season is a time of great anticipation and preparation; a time of hope and of hopes fulfilled; a time of gifts, and a time of miracles.  These are my wishes for each of us …

… that we may prepare diligently for the tasks that are before us, and that we might look forward with great eagerness and anticipation to new adventures large and small in the new year

… that we never lose heart, always keeping hope and wonder alive, and that our fondest wishes might come to fulfillment in ways we could never expect

… that we share our gifts freely with those around us; and that we might recognize, encourage, and cherish the gifts others share with us

… that we experience a world of miracles that transform us into our better selves, always.

These are my hopes and wishes for us – both professionally and personally – this holiday season.  May peace and contentment be yours.

Doing What You Were ‘Meant To Do’

Did you ever meet someone who was doing exactly what they were meant to do? If you’ve ever been responsible for hiring someone who was a perfect, passionate fit for their job, how did that make you feel … and what effect did it have on the person, the organization, and everyone they came in contact with?

What a difference it can make when we place "the right person in the right seat" -- where they were meant to be

“I Love This Job”

A scene I’ll never forget: Cold, dark mid-winter morning.  Sophomore year in an all-boys, Catholic high school.  “Modular” (trailer-like) classroom.  Western Civ, second period.  Teacher walks into the room — and slams his grade book on the desk!  He had our attention. We all sit up, expecting angry words about poor grades on an exam, or assignment, or something like that.  What does he say instead? Loudly, boldly he exclaims: “I love this job!”

(He might have actually said, “I love this place” — but the point is the same, of course).

A Tale of the “Right Fit”

Mr. Haig. 24 years old. Skinny. Passionate. Utterly sincere. Being paid probably Continue reading