Thankful, Patient, Mellower

People change all the time.-Tony Shalhoub People can change, and when they do, we are fortunate to witness it. I recently started working with my dad. He’s an old school architect in his 70s, still drawing plans by hand and driving all over Oahu to measure houses. Recent environmental regulations for storm water runoff on… Continue reading Thankful, Patient, Mellower

Why I Talk to Strangers: We are All Connected

Image by Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash. Minding your own businessRefusing to make eye contactShutting yourself inside your home after school or work without talking to your neighborsLiving in a virtual, anonymous world of likes, anger, and lies That’s no way to live. We are alive, at this time, with billions of others for a reason.… Continue reading Why I Talk to Strangers: We are All Connected

Seven Words Inviting Change

How are you? “Blessed. Beyond belief. And so are you.” -Peter, father, grandfather, and security guard for Waipahu Medical Building While trying to change his own mindset, Peter discovered the positive effect these seven meaningful words had on others. He recreated his perception and expectations of himself and the world when he believed and lived… Continue reading Seven Words Inviting Change

Thankful to Be Free

Liberty Bell wrapped in American flag

Today is a day to celebrate our freedom to Choose our religion instead of forced to practice a state religionAssociate with whomever we choose, including friends, clubs, teams, and churchCriticize the PresidentSpeak our minds without fear of government retaliationFollow our hearts or the money in pursuit of our happinessMarry my choiceHave as many kids as… Continue reading Thankful to Be Free

Quote From a Thankful American

We are imperfect. But compared to any other society I am aware of, we have a stronger system of freedom, a greater capacity for people to rise, and a greater awareness that anybody can come from anywhere and become an American."-Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, 2012 Presidential candidate, and author of Collusion Thank… Continue reading Quote From a Thankful American

Jocko Willink Interview, a podcast reccy

http://www.stitcher.com/s Good Sunday listening of a thoughtful man who has led in war, writes book for kids and adults, and owns a manufacturing company. Also: why women should learn Brazilian jujitsu and waking up at 4:30 a.m. every day. He is hopeful about our future and believes in American tenacity and work ethic. Happy Sunday!… Continue reading Jocko Willink Interview, a podcast reccy