April 28th 2008
I was on a flight recently and I witnessed a passenger ask another passenger if he’d be willing to change seats so he and his wife could sit next to one another on the flight.
The man quickly replied, “I’d prefer to keep my seat,” and went back to reading his newspaper.
Hearing the original request, another man seated next to the wife said, “Excuse me, sir, I’d be happy to switch seats with you so you can sit with your wife.” The man smiled and said, “Thank you very much. I really appreciate you changing seats with me.” The man said, “No worries, sir, it’s my pleasure.” (more…)
April 21st 2008
I received the story of “The Wooden Bowl” and hesitated to post it to the blog, but after reading it a second time, I believe it could serve as a great lesson for us all when faced with similar situations.
Here’s the story of “The Wooden Bowl:”
“A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. (more…)
April 14th 2008
Those that I work with know I enjoy asking the question “Why not?” Like so many young kids, I likely asked this question many times as a child, and I guess over the years it’s one of those questions which stuck with me.
I frequently encourage those I work with to ask “Why not?” as well and to never settle for something they feel could be improved if they’d simply challenge the situation by asking “why not?” Some may hearing this question, and others may find it thought provoking…to the point they question why (more…)
April 7th 2008
Winona State, my alma mater, won its second NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship in three years.
If not for a steal converted into a lay-up in the last possession of last year’s National Championship game, the Warriors would be celebrating it’s third consecutive.
Winona State finished the season 38-1, which is a WSU single-season record for wins, and the Warriors have a 32-game winning streak going into the 2008-09 season.