Monthly Archives: September 2014

Advice I don’t Want to Forget.


Today I had the pleasure of listening to to John Hope Bryant speak. Though he talked for nearly 90 minutes the time passed so quickly it seemed more like twenty. I took away many key ideas and noteworthy thoughts but this one will stick with me forever…at least I will do everything I can to make it so.

“Speak without being offensive, listen without being defensive, and allow the other person to leave the conversation with his or her dignity.”

How different our homes, our schools, our churches, our communities, our politicians, our country, and our world would be if this were practiced by human beings everywhere.

Wishing you grace, peace and simple abundance…and that you and I make a practice of the above in every interaction.