Most Remarkable People

Have you ever considered who is a remarkable person?  One interesting way to think about “remarkable” people is to consider who you would most want to have dinner with, or share a cab ride with, or simply interview.  Some folks have picked J. K. Rowling author of the Harry Potter series.  Others have selected one…

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United In Favor of Expanded Learning

In 1979 (before many of you were even born) Barry Manilow wrote and performed One Voice.  The lyrics speak to the importance of one voice standing up and sharing with the world what they believe is important, and what begins with just one voice will be joined by other voices, and soon everyone will sing. …

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One Random Act of Kindness

Did you see the news about the college folks in Marion, Indiana?  What a wonderful tribute to the human spirit.  At the behest of one of the professors, the students were asked to think about the importance of “paying it forward.”  They were challenged to “do for one what they would do for everyone”, of…

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You Matter #1

If you are like a lot of people it is a lot easier to give a compliment than it is to receive one.  When people express gratitude for a “job well done”, do you tend to deflect with an acknowledgement of the role the other person played or make a comment like “it was nothing? …

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Leveling the Playing Field

Entrusted Legacy is committed to social justice and change and the development of people so they can practice the advanced citizenship necessary in a global society.  We are convinced that the path to ultimate success is not littered with people you have dominated, but rather with a cadre of people you have lifted up.  And…

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You Can Leave a Legacy

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”   These are the words of Shannon Adler and her advice is sound.  Out legacy lives on in the people we have loved and helped.  Tavis Smiley puts it this way, “The choices…

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Laugh

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.”  While this sentiment expressed by Ella Wheeler Wilcox can certainly be accurate to a point, it is absolutely likely that when we cry, people who care about us will help us to deal with the tears we are experiencing.  I think the kind…

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Live

Mother Teresa said, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”  What a wonderful call to action for all of us.  While we may plan for the future and regret or cherish the past, what we have right now is today, and today requires living.  So what will…

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The Warm Fuzzies

One of the things we encourage people to do is create a “warm fuzzy” file.  What’s that, you may ask?  The answer, it is a collection of kind words, acknowledgements, praises, thank you’s, and pictures to remind us we are appreciated and valued.  A file is not the only place you can keep these “warm…

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Memories

What is the fabric you are made of?  Certainly it is your experiences and learning and the memories created from those experiences and learning.  It has been said that “A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime.”  This is true of all memories, those snapshots we keep in our minds…

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